Continuously developing new solutions for DWR PFC-free*

Smartrepel® Hydro represents our strong commitment to continuously improve the environmental footprint of our products while maintaining a high level of durability and technical performance.

As a chemical company that develops innovative solutions, we take seriously our responsibility to ensure our chemicals do not harm any person or the planet but keeping high performance expected.

Safe to use, safe to release and safe to wear.

*Durable Water Repellent (DWR) free of perfluorinated compounds. Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

Protection that keeps textiles dry and nature cleaner

Smartrepel® Hydro is Archroma’s nature-friendlier protection that keeps cotton, polyester and polyamide textiles dry. The unique technology offers exceptional, durable water repellency (DWR) and is fully PFC-free*.

Smartrepel® Hydro produces a soft hand feel and outstanding breathability – the perfect, long-lasting, high-performance finish for any water-repellent textile.

*Durable Water Repellent (DWR) free of perfluorinated compounds. Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

Tailor-made PFC-free* solutions for DWR

At Archroma we continuously strive to deliver tailor-made solutions that provide the best possible combination of high performance, durability and a low environmental footprint.

With our Smartrepel® Hydro range, we offer you a full range of sustainable DWR solutions for different end-markets and applications.

Multiple functions which vary based on product, substrate, amount used and final purpose.

*Durable Water Repellent (DWR) free of per fluorinated compounds. Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

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Durability & long lasting

Making sure our waterproof and water-repellant products perform isn’t just a matter of safety, it’s also about building a product that prioritizes longevity, so gear stays in play and out of landfills.

Smartrepel® Hydro is 100% water-based repellent, as tested according to AATCC 22. The unique technology ensures that the protective properties last for more than 20 washing cycles, which exceeds the technical performance of other currently available non fluorine solutions.

A true innovation in durable water repellency for outdoor clothing for polyester, polyamide and cotton-based textiles.

Smartrepel® Hydro achieves a viable, long-lasting high-performance finish for a wide variety of weatherproof garments that can effectively support the increasing focus by textile producers and brand owners on sustainable and more environmentally-compatible clothing in outdoor, sportswear, urban and streetwear market segments, as well as for hometextiles and workwear.

A durable water repellent system that protects your gear outdoors, whilst keeping you and the planet safe


A PFC-free* modular surface treatment system for seating materials that protects you anytime


A PFC-free* durable water repellent system that provides protection with outstanding softness and no chalk mark, and without the need for a tumble dry treatment whilst keeping you and the planet safe


An anti-wicking system to keep your feet drier in the wet with maximum mesh sneaker durability

WICK STOP system

A dual-effect system for comfortable cotton fabrics with up to 5 times higher abrasion resistance, that are protected with a PFC-free DWR (durable water repellent)


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