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Europlasma Launches PFOA- and PFOS-Free Nanocoatings for Techincal Textiles Under Brand Name “Nanofics 110″

June 11, 2013

OUDENAARDE, Belgium, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Addition to the “Nanofics 120″ coatings widely used to make consumer electronics and
technical textiles water and oil repellent.

Demonstration of the technology at TECHTEXTIL, Frankfurt June 11 till 13th, Hall 4.1

The “Nanofics 110″ coatings are highly water repellent (water contact angle of 110
degrees according to ASTM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 6
according to ISO 14419) fluoropolymer type of nanocoatings deposited by low pressure
plasma technology.

The unique aspect of these coatings is that they are completely free from PFOA and
PFOS. The “Nanofics 110″ coating technology is patented and patent pending by Europlasma.

Traditional nanocoatings with high levels of water and oil repellency are derived from
long molecular chains which contain traces of PFOA and PFOS. There is a general trend to
move away from these chemistries for health reasons.

Belgium based Europlasma, a world leader in low pressure plasma technology, is happy
to announce the launch a new family of nanocoatings under the “Nanofics 110″ brand name.

“Nanofics” refers to nanoscaled functionalization into the core of complex shaped
materials and products. It is Europlasma’s patented and patent pending nanocoating
technology platform, first applied on industrial scale in 1998.

Europlasma’s Product Manager Peter Martens comments: ” In wet chemical DWR (durable
water repellent) coating of technical textiles the switch from longer to shorter molecules
is already well advanced. It is only a matter of time until the same switch will take
place in the nanocoating market. Europlasma is now the first to offer PFOA- and PFOS-free
nanocoatings for technical textiles. And we are able to apply these coatings on an
industrial scale, with coaters such as in below picture able to handle rolls with widths
up to 1,6 meter, and diameters up to 0,8 meter.”

For technical and/or commercial inquiries about “Nanofics 110″, “Nanofics 120″ or
other custom designed coating systems please contact Peter Martens at our TECHTEXTIL
booth, Hall 4.1 – K09 or at peter.martens@europlasma.be .

Read the full article on our website http://www.europlasma.be/news

SOURCE Europlasma

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