ECO-DWOR will examine the use of various technologies for textile and leather finishing to replace C8 and other fluorocarbons. The implementation of alternative non-toxic repellents in finishing and low surface tension coatings will be evaluated according to their repellency, stain release and easy-clean behaviour.

The repellents will prevent the adhesion of dirt and organic molecules, such as fats, proteins and polysaccharides onto the textile and leather surface. This involves a new approach of introducing hydro- and oleophobicity properties to textiles and leather, based on non-toxic and C8 fluorocarbon free and metal free sources.

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Start date: 
01 Jan 2017
End date: 
31 Dec 2018