ecorepel®, the ecological way to repel water and mud
Isn’t it fascinating how ducks can dive under water and re-emerge with their feathers still dry? Ducks and all water fowl produce an oily secretion that makes their plumage repel water. The textile finish ecorepel® biomimics this natural impregnation water repellent function.
ecorepel® imitates this natural protection as a highly functional and odorless high-tech finish. It is based on long paraffin chains that wrap themselves spiral-like around individual fibers, filaments or yarns in a very fine film. This reduces surface tension so that water droplets and even mud with significantly higher surface tension run off simply. The breathability is not affected and the feel remains pleasantly soft.
ecorepel® offers modern and clean water repellence inspired by nature. This high-tech finishing is ecologically sound and free of fluorcarbons.
ecorepel® - Advantages
Ecology is important to us. As ecorepel® renounces to the use of fluorcarbons, it is easily biodegradable in accordance with OECD 302 B (80–100 %). Schoeller continues to support eco certifications such as bluesign® or Oeko-tex®, and ecorepel® naturally complies with these guidelines.
ecorepel® complies with the bluesign® standard, the world’s most stringent standard in textile production which guarantees the greatest possible freedom from harmful substances and the greatest resource efficiency.