C6-based economical PFOA-free* repellence protection
As one of the leading companies in the production of fabric repellency treatments, Archroma introduces a new product in its C6-based Nuva® N range, thus expanding options for customers looking at options to make the switch from traditional C8 products.
Efficiency and improved eco-profile with C6 chemistry
The development of C6 chemistry has been one of the positive outcomes of Archroma’s full focus on developing sustainable products, processes and solutions aligned with Archroma’s Responsible Care commitment, stewardship principles and sustainability policy. This effort also furthers the progress Archroma has made in meeting its commitments under the EPA PFOA 2010/2015 Stewardship Program.
In support of these stewardship commitments Archroma developed Nuva® N, an advanced C6-based range of fluorochemicals for sustainable repellency and release solutions. The C6-based technology of the Nuva® N range ensures the excellent durability of the repellent effects. Nuva® N products are free from PFOA* and allow comparable performance to the established C8 chemistry.
Nuva® N1811 – C6-based microencapsulated technology with high efficiency
Archroma is now introducing Nuva® N1811 as the latest cost-competitive addition to this range, with similar performance to existing C6 products.
With its new microcapsule technology, there is no compromise in efficiency with Nuva® N1811. The technology combines a number of benefits. Conventional fluorochemicals, for example, usually impart a ‘paper-like’ feel to fabrics, since the process significantly hardens the fibers. This, in turn, can have an effect on the abrasion and tear strength of the treated fabric. Nuva ® N1811, however, imparts a softer hand to fabrics and doesn’t cause a negative impact on abrasion resistance and tear strength.
* Below limits of detection