Huntsman Textile Effects, a division of Huntsman Corporation, and a leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries, launched Phobol® CP-DP and Phobol® CP-DL fluoropolymers. The new finish has a stain repelling agent that acts as an invisible barrier so liquid spills bead up and roll off the fabric. It also has a release technology that prevents fibers from holding stains and soils so they wash away easily during laundering. Dual action effects are desired by consumers for functional and aesthetic benefits, this new finish delivers both. The new PHOBOL® CP range is based on DuPont™ Capstone® short-chain chemistry which meets the goals of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010/15 Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) Stewardship Program. They are compliant with the EU Directive 2006/122 for Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of PFOS. Additionally, the product range is compliant with OEKO-TEX® 100, meets the requirements of various brand/retail Restricted Substance Lists and meets the commitments of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) joint roadmap.
As global leaders in stain management solutions, the Huntsman and DuPont Textile Alliance continues to focus on world-class science to deliver the newest technologies for fabric protection to customers. Fabrics treated with PHOBOL® CP can qualify for the Teflon® fabric protector hangtag. This dual action finish is the latest addition to the new Teflon® fabric protector Shield and Clean portfolio.