As one of the leading companies in the production of fabric repellency treatments, Clariant has increased its capacity to produce next-generation fluorochemicals at its plant in Gendorf, Germany. With an investment of 8 million euros supporting C6 chemistries, the plant will support new lines of Nuva® products and expand options for customers who are increasingly making the switch from traditional C8 products.
The development of C6 chemistry is one result of Clariant’s full focus on developing sustainable products, processes and solutions aligned with its Responsible Care commitment, stewardship principles and sustainability policy. This effort also furthers the progress Clariant has made in meeting its commitments under the EPA PFOA 2010/2015 Stewardship Program.
Clariant fully reviewed Nuva polymer range and the highly effective repellency treatments manufactured by established C8 chemistry. The development of replacement products with high levels of efficacy and improved environmental profiles took high priority. These efforts resulted in the development of Nuva N: an advanced C6-based fluorochemical for sustainable repellency and release solutions that is free from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and allows comparable performance to the established C8 chemistry.