Protective Materials

stain prevention

3M under the Scotchguard Trademark have developed a new range of fluoropolymer based additives that provide high performance oil and water repellency to leather, carpets, textiles and porous stone. These are based on new chemistry based on perfluorobutane sulphonyls rather than the old PFOS/PFOA formulations which were viewed as not being environmentally friendly.

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3M under the Scotchguard Trademark have developed a new range of fluoropolymer based additives that provide high performance oil and water repellency to leather, carpets, textiles and porous stone. These are based on new chemistry based on perfluorobutane sulphonyls rather than the old PFOS/PFOA formulations which were viewed as not being environmentally friendly.

The production process of these new PBSF grades based gives a good stable particle which is less than 20 microns in size and enables 3M to manufacture products that are suitable for both water and solvent based products. There are also 100% solid flake melt additive grades available for masterbatch manufacturers to produce grades based on PE, PP, polyester, nylons and other thermoplastics. In addition, there are also non-fluorochemical resin grades available.



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Features


    • Small stable particle

    • Can be used in both water and solvent based applications

    • Melt additive grades available

    • Based on PBSF chemistry

Benefits


    • Oil and water repellent

    • Stain repellent

    • Abrasion resistant

    • Can be applied by spray, liquid or foam process

    • Fabrics can still breathe

Typical Applications


    • Leather coating

    • Carpets

    • Textiles

    • Porous stones

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