Tokyo-based Toray Industries Inc. has introduced Kudos™ XT, a durable water repellent (DWR) treatment designed to hold up against abrasion and continued machine washing. Kudos XT is available in both perfluorocarbon (PFC)-free and C6 versions. Toray reports the DWR will not break down over time and allow a treated garment to “wet out” even under heavy rain conditions.
Both versions of the treatment maintain over 80 points in the JIS L 1092 Bundesmann Rain Test after 50 wash cycles, and exceed 80 points in the JIS L 1092 Spray Test after 100 wash cycles. The finish is suitable for outdoor, snowsports, athleisure, sportswear and work uniform applications.