Protective Materials

Stain Prevention

3M's range of fluoropolymer based additives provide high performance oil and water repellency to leather, carpets, textiles and porous stone. These are based based on perfluorobutane sulphonyl chemistry, rather than the old PFOS/PFOA formulations which were viewed as not being environmentally friendly.

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3M's range of fluoropolymer based additives provide high performance oil and water repellency to leather, carpets, textiles and porous stone. These are based based on perfluorobutane sulphonyl chemistry, rather than the old PFOS/PFOA formulations which were viewed as not being environmentally friendly.

The production process enables 3M to manufactures both water and solvent based products. There is also a 100% solids flake melt additive grade available for masterbatch manufacturers to produce oil and water repellent PE, PP, polyester, nylons and other thermoplastics. In addition, there are also non-fluorochemical resin grades available that confer strong water repellency.



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Features


    • Based on perfluorobutane sulphonyl chemistry.

    • Aqueous and solvent based additives available.

    • Melt additive grades available for thermoplastics.

    • Products available for aerosol formulation (ARMA agreement needs to be in place however). Controlled particle size.

Benefits


    • Oil and water repellent additives for a range of formulations. Very good anti-soiling properties.

    • Low bioaccumulation potential, unlike the old C8 chemistry.

    • High level of penetration into the substrate for long lasting omniphobic behaviour.

    • Retains natural feel and breathability when used to treat textiles. Helps stains come out in the wash.

    • Abrasion resistant performance.

Typical Applications


    • Leather coatings and leather care.

    • Carpets.

    • Textiles.

    • Porous stone.

    • Spraycans

    • Thermoplastics and rubber.

Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

Protective Materials Overview Presentation

Interactive overview presentation of the 3M PM range with sections on the background of the chemistry and environmental legislation, product choice and usage guidelines for different applications, and their benefits in such situations.

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PM 870 - Repellent Polymer Melt Additive

PM 870 polymer melt additive blooms to the surface and lowers the surface energy of the substrate. This provides enhanced oil and water repellency to non-woven and polyolefinic materials, amongst others.

PM 870 - Repellent Polymer Melt Additive Presentation /

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