Archroma Unveils New Water Repellent

June 28, 2022

Archroma, Pratteln, Switzerland, has launched Smartrepel Hydro SR liq, a new PFC-free technology for the repellence of water-based stains.

The new innovation has been developed in line with the principles of “The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature.”

Smartrepel Hydro SR liq is the latest addition to a range of micro-encapsulated, highly biodegradable, non-PFC based technology offering durable water repellency to all cotton and synthetic fibers, and their blends.

The new Smartrepel® Hydro SR liq has been specifically developed for soil repellent finishes aiming to protect against water-based stains such as coffee, red wine and ketchup, in applications such as home textiles, table clothes upholstery, car seats and interior textiles.

The new grade offers the signature Smartrepel® high performance standard: a perfect symbiosis of water protection, soil repellence, breathability and durability – with the soft hand-feel that is sought after by consumers, according to the company. — D.S.