11/19/2014

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PFC-free waterproof breathable membranes for outdoor clothing

Arnitel VT has been used for many years in membranes for clothing. Unlike competing products, the TPE membrane does not rely on perforations to make it breathable. Perforated membranes can have their waterproofness compromised when they are washed or come into contact with liquids such as alcohols or fuels. Perforations also reduce the strength of the membrane, making it easier to rip. Because Arnitel membranes are not perforated, they act as a barrier not only to liquids, but also to bacteria and viruses. For this reason, Arnitel VT can be used in surgical gowns with the highest level of protection.
The collaboration between DSM and Toyota Tsusho has led to a drastic reduction of the carbon footprint in the production chain compared to that for PTFE-based membranes.

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