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Silicone water-repellency offers softness in outerwear and activewear

March 16th, 2012 / By: / Products

Dow Corning® DWR-7000 Soft Hydro Guard is a silicon-based technology emulsion that provides water repellency and imparts softness to most textile substrates, particularly cellulosic and blends. The water repellency has shown to be durable after 30 home laundry washes.

“Leading brand apparel companies are looking for innovative water repellency technologies that can provide eco-friendly solutions for their garments without sacrificing comfort,” said Joanna Giovanoli, marketing manager, Dow Corning Textiles. “With the help of Dow Corning DWR-7000 Soft Hydro Guard, the brands are able to create apparel designed for wet weather. In contrast to current fluorocarbon technologies, silicon-based emulsions contain no fluorine, solvents or APEOs (alkylphenol ethoxylates).”

Dow Corning DWR-7000 Soft Hydro Guard also provides stability and compatibility with most textile auxiliaries. It requires no heat reactivation or additional performance extenders, softeners and lubricants.

Fernando Vazquez, Dow Corning Global Applications Manager, will present this new product at the AATCC 2012 International Conference March 21-23.

Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services through the Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

Source: Dow Corning

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