Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals focused on sustainable solutions, has developed an innovative formaldehyde and PFAS-free durable hydrophobic acrylic copolymer that helps brands and mills produce fabrics that are resistant to weather and hydrolysis for all substrate types, without compromising on quality or introducing harmful chemicals.

APPRETAN® FFX1540 liq represents the next generation of acrylic copolymers, offering unparalleled hydrophobicity for bonded nonwovens and coated technical fabrics. With low water absorption and exceptional water tightness, it ensures reliability in both static and dynamic conditions. Moreover, its unique crosslinking system provides a "low cure profile," reducing the carbon footprint without compromising performance, making it ideal for finishing glass fiber materials.

Technical nonwovens bonded with APPRETAN® FFX1540 liq exhibit high mechanical properties and excellent wet strength, further enhanced by the addition of formaldehyde-free crosslinkers such as ARKOPHOB® NTR-40 liq or ARKOPHOB® DAN New liq.

Crucially, APPRETAN® FFX1540 liq is free from formaldehyde and PFAS. It complies with major global industry compliance schemes including Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), bluesign® and ZDHC MRSL v3.1, along with BfR XXXVI, ensuring its compliance and suitability for food contact applications.

Due to its exceptional compatibility and numerous benefits, APPRETAN® FFX1540 liq finds wide-ranging applications across various segments, including home textiles, technical fabrics, performance textiles and food packaging.

As an integral addition to our APPRETAN® Formaldehyde-Free portfolio, APPRETAN® FFX1540 liq empowers brands and mills to positively impact their environmental sustainability targets while maintaining high performance standards. This reflects Archroma’s commitment to delivering a more sustainable ecosystem.

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About Archroma

Archroma is a global, diversified provider of specialty chemicals serving the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets.

Headquartered in Pratteln, Switzerland, Archroma operates with more than 4,500 employees located in 42 countries and with over 30 production sites.

Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to the principles of "The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, Efficient, Enhanced. It's our nature!"; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency.

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