20/2011 - 2011
Fluorocarbons are modern impregnating agents that do not only repel water but also oily and fatty substances. Every body, no matter whether liquid or solid, has a so-called surface tension. The greater the difference of these surface tensions of liquid and its contact area, the more distinct is the repellency. Fluorocarbons support this.
They are the chemical basis for attaining textile soil repellency. Based on perfluorinated monomers, fluorocarbon polymers are made-to-measure for their respective fields of application.
Textiles made of polyester often excel in a soft, supple handle. Especially PES-microfibres have strengthened the notion of "inner softness" in the consumer awareness. Hence, it would be absolutely wrong to degrade soft outerwear or decorative articles made from PES by rigid polymers.
Thus, the objective of finishing with fluorocarbon resins must be to combine the soft drape, handle and noble design with functional properties without affecting its primary handle properties.
®RUCO-GUARD AFS6 has been especially developed for this purpose.