HeiQ, Rudolf Team To Offer Barrier Technologies

HeiQ Materials AG, Switzerland — a manufacturer of silver composite additives and high-performance,
sustainable textile finishes — and Rudolf GmbH, Germany — a manufacturer of sustainable textile
sizing, pretreatment, dyeing and finishing auxiliaries — have partnered to offer their durable
water-repellent technologies under the Barrier brand.

Barrier technologies offer sustainable water, oil and stain repellency for outerwear
fabrics. The new joint portfolio includes environmentally-friendly fluorine-free dendrimer, 3-D
hyperbranched coral-like polymer technologies, and clean C6- and C8-based fluorines; and will
include more coating technologies in the future, the companies report.

March/April 2013