W.L. Gore to invest $15 million in new DWR solutions

September 9th, 2015

W.L. Gore & Associates, a Newark, Del., manufacturing company specializing in products derived from fluoropolymers, plans to invest more than $15 million in developing “new approaches” to durable water repellent (DWR) solutions in the next five years. There has been debate in the outdoor industry over PFCs, which can be formed as a byproduct of […]

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Water repellent fabric activated by heat

September 1st, 2008

In the past, digital printers have been frustrated in their attempts to work with water repellent textiles because ink and dye was equally repelled from the fabric surface. Pacific Coast Fabrics, Gardena, Calif., is now offering a new material where the repellent is activated by heat in the calendaring process, after the material has been […]

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