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New Fabric Coating which is free of C8 and C6 Fluorine agents
CCM is proud to announce the launch of a new coating which is regarded as a Fluorine-Free Textile Coating.
After intensive R & D over the last 2 years, CCM is now ready to introduce a stunning new Liquid Glass Textile Coating which, in order to establish resistance to staining from grease and oil is not based on either Perfluorooctanoic acid (*C8) or Perfluoroalkyl substances (**C6). Many experts said that it was impossible to create a stain resistant and super-phobic coating (resistant to staining from oil and water) without the addition of a significant amount of either C8 or C6 to the mixture.
Over the last two years CCM has been inundated with requests for a fabric coating which is free of C8 or C6. These requests have come from leading retail companies, and those who manufacture clothing, furnishing and technical fabrics. Now the problem is solved – just in time, as many retailers will stop supplying fabrics coated with such agents in 2016; and so we are now uniquely positioned to support the vast number of clients who are in need of such a new technology.
The coating is water-based, exceptionally easy to apply, and it cures at room temperature. It is durable, odour free, highly flexible, undetectable and uses fluoroalkylsilane as the active agent; this bonded agent is not regarded as a dangerous agent and as a result it is “non-declarable” and so it is ideal for both industrial and DIY application – and, of course, it offers superb performance.
*Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8 and perfluorooctanoate. Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are also known as perfluorochemicals (PFCs). Understanding the existence of PFASs in the environment is important because they are the most widespread and persistent manmade chemicals on earth. Some of the most common products that contain PFASs are Teflon pans, non-stick cookware, rain/waterproof jackets (like Gore-Tex), fire-fighting foams, food packaging, carpets, and furniture fabrics. PFASs stay in the environment for a long period of time. Long environmental residence time means that, like other persistent chemicals (such as DDT), PFASs can accumulate in organisms to levels that cause harmful effects.
**PFASs are present in many environmental matrices, such as water, sediments, and wildlife (Houde et al. 2011). They are toxic (harmful) to vertebrates such as fish, birds, and mammals at certain concentrations. Two PFASs—perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanoic sulfonate (PFOS)—are so widespread that they are believed to be present in the blood, breast milk, kidneys, and liver of every person (Kannan et al. 2004).