JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — November 6, 2017 — UltraTech International Inc. was awarded an ECO PASSPORT certification for its superhydrophobic fabric coating, EverShield. The certification states fabrics treated with EverShield are safe for use with clothing, blankets and other materials produced for babies and toddlers. This level of certification (Class I) is the toughest, most stringent approval to receive.
EverShield is a Durable Omni Repellant (DOR) that deflects water, food, oil, and so much more. DORs have evolved from DWRs because DWR fabrics can only repel water. The fabric protection establishes a polymer coating that encases each fiber of the material, significantly increasing durability through a complex, protective matrix. The coating that is created maintains performance levels of long chain fluorocarbons while utilizing more acceptable six-carbon fluoropolymers.
EverShield uses an environmentally friendly formula utilizing C6 chemistry and is also water-based with no VOCs. Unlike some DWRs, EverShield treated fabrics can be washed at standard temperatures. No super-heated wash or drying cycles are needed to maintain superhydrophobicity or oleophobicity. Cooler water and cooler dryers means less energy consumption and lower operating costs. EverShield outperforms DWRs by repelling water in addition to oils, food products, mud, concrete, ice and other aqueous solutions.
Posted November 7, 2017
Source: UltraTech International