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Fibertec - New PFC-free DWR activating at room temperature

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:38 AM by GoOut Project   [ updated Mar 19, 2015, 10:44 AM ]

The cool way to do it! 

The German company Fibertec takes another giant leap forward in environmentally friendly DWR products for waterproof, breathable clothing: the new GreenGuard RT
does not require heat activation
. Self-activating at room temperature, it saves energy intensive drying cycles. This is both practical and good for the environment. The unique, patented active ingredient is biodegradable (it does not contain PFCs). 

GreenGuard RT is bluesign® approved and Made in Germany.

Fibertec aims to produce the most environmentally friendly textile cleaning, care, and waterproofing products possible. Fibertec has achieved a remarkable further development with GreenGuard RT, where RT stands for "room temperature". Room

temperatures are sufficient to activate this new DWR-product, which no
 longer requires the use of energy expensive appliances, like a tumble dryer, hair dryer, or iron. The new GreenGuard RT achieves a spray rating (i.e. a measure of water repellency of materials) of 85! 


Simultaneously practical and resource-efficient, this is something that we, at Go Out Project, fully support!

The new active ingredient used exclusively by Fibertec is environmentally friendly and not hazardous to health. This water-based, biodegradable product does not use perfluorocarbons (PFCs) but instead uses polyurethane dendrimers. Fibertec managing director Guido Augustiniak explains: "This innovation has given us an excellent alternative to fluorine-based DWR products. In comparison to the currently available GreenGuard, Green Guard RT offers an increased water repellent effect and a higher durability. Regular application greatly prolongs the performance and durability of waterproof, breathable clothing, with a product that can be used with a clean conscience." 

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