Purtex® WR - innovative and eco-friendly polyurethane emulsion for durable water repellent textile finishes


Thursday 16th May 2013

15:30 CEST

Presentation Area next to the PERFORMANCE FORUM

Purtex® WR is an innovative DWR finish that achieves outstanding washing and abrasion resistance thanks to the cross-linking of a reactive polyurethane emulsion on the fabric. Purtex® WR provides textiles with durable protection against wear and makes them pleasantly soft and supple.  The durable water repellent effect is caused by the covalent implementation of hydrophobic copolymers based on silicones and/or paraffines which also exert a positive influence on the softness of the finished textile. Purtex® WR offers functionality and comfort without presenting a hazard to health and the environment. It is free from e.g. fluorocarbons, APEO as well as solvents and can be applied with all usual wet finishing machines. Purtex® WR can be used in: outdoor and sports clothing, workwear, protective clothing, healthcare and home furnishings. Purtex® WR - innovative and eco-friendly polyurethane emulsion for durable water repellent textile finishes.

About the orator

Mr Michael Greene


Applications Engineer

About the orator

Michael Greene, Applications Engineer of Purtex, was born in 1965. After his career at BASF, he joined Freudenberg/Purtex in September 2011 where he controls the quality of the Purtex production. Moreover, training of colleagues and clients in the subject of application technology belongs to his sphere of action. He is responsible for internal development in dialog with the customer including workshops and presentations.

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