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Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology

Fluorine-Free Developments for Lyophobic Textile Finishes

Submission: September 25, 2019;Published: September 27, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2018.05.000619

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume5 Issue4


In many cases it is necessary and useful that personal protective equipment (PPE), especially protective clothing, is endowed with strongly hydrophobic and oleophobic properties. For outdoor and sports clothing, the combination of these properties is not required. Of course, outdoor clothing should protect against rain, moisture and dirt. The repellence of mineral oils and other organic liquids of low polarity is not really needed neither for hiking nor mountaineering [1].

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