Smartrepel Hydro is Archroma’s nature-friendlier protection that keeps cotton, polyester and polyamide textiles dry. The unique technology offers exceptional, durable water repellency and it is not based on fluorine. Smartrepel Hydro produces a soft hand feel and outstanding breathability – the perfect long lasting high performance finish for any weatherproof garment.
Thanks to the innovative technology developed by Archroma’s R&D experts, the finish overcomes the limitations of comparable non-fluorine products currently available on the market, and achieves a soft and bulky hand-feel and strengthens the fabric against abrasion and tearing, without any yellowing.
A true innovation in water repellency for outdoor clothing for polyester, polyamide and cotton-based textiles.
Smartrepel Hydro achieves a viable, long-lasting high performance finish for weatherproof garments that can effectively support the increasing focus by textile producers and brand owners on sustainable and more environmentally-compatible clothing.
Smartrepel Hydro is suitable for a wide variety of weatherproof garments that can effectively support the increasing focus by textile producers and brand owners on sustainable and more environmentally-compatible clothing in outdoor, sportswear, urban and streetwear market segments, as well as for hometextiles and workwear.
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Smartrepel Hydro is 100% water repellent, as tested according to AATCC 22. The unique encapsulation technology ensures that the protective properties last for more than 20 washing cycles, which exceeds the technical performance of other currently available non fluorine solutions.
Smartrepel is Archroma’s fluorine free technology for all kind of substrates
Smartrepel is based on microencapsulated technology forming a durable film (Coated durable shell) around the substrate
Smartrepel is not based on fluorine technology (PFC free) and offers a very good alternative for most application fields.
Smartrepel can be applied by well-established application technologies within the textile industry
Depending on the substrate, the application concentration as well as the kind of washing condition, high durability can be achieved. A thermal after treatment improves the performance after washing and ensures long lasting performance.
Smartrepel provides also a certain protection against water based liquids like juice, wine, ketchup or mud.