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Toyota Tsusho Unveils PFC-free Membranes Based On DSM's Arnitel® VT Technology

Japan-based Toyota Tsusho Corp., a supplier of high-tech functional materials for apparel and footwear, has launched a perfluorinated chemical (PFC)-free waterproof, breathable, recyclable membrane for use in outdoor apparel applications. The membrane is made using the Netherlands-based Royal DSM’s Arnitel® VT thermoplastic polyester-based elastomer.
According to DSM, Arnitel VT allows moisture vapor transport from the inside to the outside of the garment while also providing 100-percent waterproofness. The membrane, though breathable, is not perforated, ensuring continued waterproofness and strength integrity, as well as providing a barrier to bacteria and viruses.
“DSM has been a very reliable partner for us in our quest to develop membrane technologies which do not need PFCs and which still meet all the demanding requirements of the outdoor industry,” said Masato Hashi, general manager Textile Trade, Toyota Tsusho.
 “Incorporating Arnitel in our laminates enables us to offer a high performance product without compromise which is PFC-free fully polyester-based thus 100% recyclable,” said Sales Director Marie Cangialosi.
July 29, 2014