Can we keep our chinos looking great and comfortable in any environment?

WE LOVE:

  • Being able to look great and feel good in any situation or environment without wearing special clothes...

  • Durable articles that are keep us dry, without harming Mother Nature

BUT DID YOU KNOW:

  • Traditional durable water repellents (DWR) are based on fluor-based products called perfluorochemicals (PFC) that are bio-accumulative or very persistent and are therefore under scrutiny in many countries
  • Replacement technology is available with PFC-free repellents, but these tend to come with shade change, pilling and roller build-up during the application process

The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, Efficient, Enhanced. It’s our nature.

1. SAFE – IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT
A solid core: Our deeply rooted goal to protect people and our planet.
Safe to use, safe to release and also safe to wear.

2. EFFICIENT – IT’S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
Innovating application processes that minimize resources and maximize productivity, both in ourg and our customers’ manufacturing as well as by setting ourselves ambitious sustainability goals.

3. ENHANCED – IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE
Innovation is critical. With it, we create additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics and sustainable differentiation to bring additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.

RAIN AWAY / A durable water repellent system  that protects you in any environment…… while keeping you and the planet safe

Smartrepel® Hydro

Durable Water Repellence PFC-free

  • Excellent Water repellency
  • Long-lasting weatherproof finish
  • Good sewability performance
  • Shade and softness unaffected
  • High stability and good runnability

Designed for Cellulosic articles and its blends: Smartrepel® Hydro CMD

Designed for Synthetic articles and its blends: New! Smartrepel® Hydro TS Improved stability and performance

Fluowet®UD

Wetting agent

  • Very low hydrophilic character
  • Very low re-wetting properties
  • High efficiency

Arkophob®DAN New

Crosslinker

  • Durability improver
  • Based on blocked isocyanate
  • Free of 2-butanone oxime
  • C2C – Certified

*Below limits of detection

“SAFE”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the RAIN AWAY system

  • Free* of Perfluorochemicals
  • compliant with REACH
  • Products used in line with ZDHC & bluesign® requirements
  • Biodegradability > 80% (OECD Test 302B)

* Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

**Biodegradability >80% (OECD Test 302B)

  • PFC FREE*
  • REACH REGISTERED
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • HIGHLY BIODEGRADABLE**

“ENHANCED”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE / with the RAIN AWAY system

  • Excellent water repellency and anti-wicking properties
  • Keeps fabric breathability
  • High durability
  • No adverse effect on shade
  • Minimal impact on softness
  • High peel strength to solvent-based PU coating
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for workers & end consumers
  • Embracing sustainable production & lower impact clothing
  • Weather Protection
  • Liquid Protection
  • Anti-wicking
  • Breathable
  • Durability/Stay new
  • Premium Quality
  • HEALTH CONSCIOUS
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS

RAIN AWAY / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for workers & end consumers
  • Free of Perfluorochemicals (PFC-free)
  • Biodegradability >80% (OECD Test 302B)
  • Excellent water repellency and anti-wicking properties
  • Keeps fabric breathability
  • High durability
  • No adverse effect on shade
  • Minimal impact on softness
  • High peel strength to solvent-based PU coating
  • Embracing sustainable production & lower impact clothing

The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World/ Safe + Enhanced = The Enhanced Collection

1. SAFE – IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT
A solid core: Our deeply rooted goal to protect people and our planet.
Safe to use, safe to release and also safe to wear.

3. ENHANCED – IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE
Innovation is critical. With it, we create additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics and sustainable differentiation to bring additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.

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