PFC-free water repellent NEOSEED series is a DWR that takes into consideration the durability and comfort of processed fabrics, as well as consideration for the global environment. It is a product that is both environmentally friendly and comfortable to use.
Environmentally friendly Water Repellent “NEOSEED series”
Growing demand for alternatives to PFC-free water repellents
Based on the "precautionary principle," which states that "if in doubt, stop using chemicals even if they are not 100% scientifically proven to be harmful," sports and apparel brands around the world are switching to fluorine-free alternatives.
It all started in the early 2000s, when there were concerns about the safety of fluorine compounds such as PFOS and PFOA. After the detox campaign in 2011 and the establishment of ZDHC, it is expected that regulations on fluorine compounds will become stricter in the future.
Toward the Realization of Carbon Neutrality
By using palm oil as a raw material and making approximately 70% of its composition bio-based, it contributes to reducing the burden on the environment.
We aim to achieve carbon neutrality by absorbing the CO2 generated during the processing of NEOSEED and the incineration of processed products.
NEOSEED RS series for RSPO
We have a lineup of NEOSEED RS series that uses RSPO palm oil as a raw material.
Durable water repellency of NEOSEED
NICCA was one of the first to start researching PFC-free water repellents, and launched the NEOSEED series in 2005. We have been conducting R&D aiming for water repellency equivalent to that of conventional fluorine-based water repellents.
NEOSEED NR-7080 features high water repellency and excellent peel strength, making it suitable for processing outdoor wear and uniforms.
It has also been proven to provide DWR comparable to C6 type water repellents.
Evaluation results of DWR
Fabric：100% Polyester (woven fabric)
Recipe：Water Repellent 6％soln. + Cross-linking agent 1％soln.
Treatment：Pad → Dry 120℃ → Cure 170℃
Environmentally friendly PFC-free water repellent
NEOSEED NR-7000 series
How to achieve excellent water repellency with PFC-free? In response to requests from apparel brands for PFC-free products, development is underway to improve performance. Under such circumstances, NEOSEED NR-7000 series was born with inspiration from nature.
What is water repellent inspired by nature? Let's take a look at the development story of the NEOSEED NR-7000 series.
R&D 100 Award Winning PFC Free Water Repellent
NEOSEED NR-8800 is a product that solves the problem of seam slippage, which is a disadvantage of conventional silicone-based water repellents, by using advanced surfactant technology. As an innovative product, it was also highly evaluated by R&D 100 Award.
Let me introduce the development story of NEOSEED NR-8800, which combines excellent water repellency and soft hand feel.