Singapore-based Huntsman Textile Effects has added Oleophobol® CP-U, an environmentally friendly
textile finish designed for automotive and upholstery applications, to its line of Oleophobol CP
oil-, water- and stain-repellent finishes.
The company reports that liquids bead up and roll off of fabrics treated with Oleophobol
CP-U, allowing spills to be blotted off the surface of the textile with an absorbent cloth. The
finish, developed through an alliance between Huntsman and Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont, is based
on short-chain chemistry and offers improved fluorine efficiency and a level of trace impurities
below detection limits.
Fabrics treated with Oleophobol CP-U can qualify to carry DuPont’s Teflon® hangtag.
June 21, 2012