Europlasma?s Nanofics® technology is used worldwide by a renowned customer base for the coating of filtration products, functional textiles, medical devices and consumer electronics.
Belgium-based Europlasma, a global leader in low pressure plasma technology, is pleased to present at Texprocess 2015 its durable water repellent (DWR) nanocoating technology for technical textiles under the Nanofics® brand name. Europlasma?s Nanofics® technology is used worldwide by a renowned customer base for the coating of filtration products, functional textiles, medical devices and consumer electronics.
Nanofics® refers to nanoscaled functionalisation into the core of complex shaped materials and products. It is Europlasma?s patented and patent pending nanocoating technology platform, first applied on industrial scale in 1996.
The Nanofics® DWR is derived from the Nanofics 110® coatings, which are highly water repellent (water contact angle of 110 degrees according to ASTM D5946) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 6 according to ISO 14419) nanocoatings deposited by low pressure plasma technology. These coatings are completely free from PFOA and PFOS.
Peter Martens, Europlasma?s Sales & Product Manager, comments: ?We see great interest from different industries to use Nanofics® instead of wet chemical processing for functionalisation of technical textiles. Customers not only use Nanofics® to increase the performance of their materials, at the same they want to reduce their environmental footprint by using dry and clean plasma technology.?
Wim Huijsman, Europlasma?s Sales Manager and environmental specialist, adds: ?From several case studies we have found that our customers, by using only 1 kg of Nanofics® DWR chemical, they can save the world from 5 kg of traditional wet chemicals, more than 115 kg of waste water, and almost 80 kg of CO2. Nanofics® DWR also eliminates the use of crosslinking agents, chlorides, formaldehyde, and other toxic products.?
At Texprocess 2015, the Europlasma team will be ready to discuss the potential of Nanofics® technology for your products, and the impact it could have on the environmental footprint of your company.
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