G3i GreenShield™ Finish Nets First SCS Certification As Low Fluorocarbon Treatment
GreenShield™ — an oil- and water-repellent textile finish manufactured by G3 Technology Innovations
(G3i), a Pittsford, N.Y.-based manufacturer of environmentally friendly nanomaterials — has been
certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an Emeryville, Calif.-based third-party
certification services provider and standards developer, as a Low Fluorocarbon treatment.
The finish — the first textile finish to receive the SCS certification — provides most fabrics with comparable or better repellency using on average eight times less fluorocarbon than conventional repellent finishes, according to G3i. It is made using proprietary waste-eliminating, energy-saving technology that utilizes water-based solvents.
“This is a real breakthrough for the textile industry,” said Dr. Joseph Bringley, chief technology officer, G3i. “The balance between the performance requirements of fabrics and the need to lessen the impact of those fabrics on the environment and human health are extremely important to the specifiers and consumers of textiles.”
December 18, 2007