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Posted: Jun 12, 2013

Europlasma Launches PFOA- and PFOS-Free Nanocoatings for Technical Textiles

(Nanowerk News) The "Nanofics 110" coatings are highly water repellent (water contact angle of 110 degrees according to ASTM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 6 according to ISO 14419) fluoropolymer type of nanocoatings deposited by low pressure plasma technology.
The unique aspect of these coatings is that they are completely free from PFOA and PFOS. The "Nanofics 110" coating technology is patented and patent pending by Europlasma.
Traditional nanocoatings with high levels of water and oil repellency are derived from long molecular chains which contain traces of PFOA and PFOS. There is a general trend to move away from these chemistries for health reasons.
Belgium based Europlasma, a world leader in low pressure plasma technology, is happy to announce the launch a new family of nanocoatings under the "Nanofics 110" brand name.
"Nanofics" refers to nanoscaled functionalization 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 1998.
Europlasma's Product Manager Peter Martens comments: " In wet chemical DWR (durable water repellent) coating of technical textiles the switch from longer to shorter molecules is already well advanced. It is only a matter of time until the same switch will take place in the nanocoating market. Europlasma is now the first to offer PFOA- and PFOS-free nanocoatings for technical textiles. And we are able to apply these coatings on an industrial scale, with coaters such as in below picture able to handle rolls with widths up to 1,6 meter, and diameters up to 0,8 meter."
For technical and/or commercial inquiries about "Nanofics 110", "Nanofics 120" or other custom designed coating systems please contact Peter Martens at our TECHTEXTIL booth, Hall 4.1 - K09 or at peter.martens@europlasma.be
Source: Europlasma (press release)
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