Minn.-based 3M Corp.’s line
of Scotchgard fabric treatments that protect fabrics from stains and exposure while
maintaining their hand and breathability.
The finish, designed for man-made fabrics used in active and casual outerwear,
provides lasting water-repellent characteristics through the use of a next-generation formula that
3M claims is a more sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to competitive protective
The formula’s chemistry uses
short-chain carbon (C) lengths of C4
and below, rather than longer chain chemistries used in the chemical makeup of
competitive products. These shorter carbon chain lengths have low toxicity and low environmental
impact, according to 3M.