GreenShield ZERO - Fluorine Free Finish for Water-Based Stain Resistance
GreenShield ZERO is a Fluorine Free Finish for Water-Based Stain Resistance. GreenShield and GreenShield ZERO are nanoparticle based innovations that reduce the health and environmental impact of stain resistant fabric finishes.
GreenShield dramatically lowers the amount of fluorochemicals needed to repel oil-based stains, and GreenShield ZERO is Fluorine Free for water-based stains.
Both GreenShield and GreenShield ZERO have base components with clear and established safety records. The GreenShield technology architecture leverages the enormous surface area of each nanoparticle enabling the particles to efficiently deliver the appropriate chemistry to the fabric, while their size is optimized for minimizing contact with liquid droplets. This enables GreenShield coated fabrics to have as little as one tenth the fluorochemical load as its competitors while providing superior water and oil repellency coupled with industry leading stain resistance.
GreenShield and GreenShield ZERO are based on amorphous silica nanoparticles that are also used for such applications as toothpaste and cosmetic creams. Amorphous silica (sand) is a GRAS listed material (Generally Recognized as Safe). GreenShield and GreenShield ZERO are non-emitters, releasing no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), have no PFOS or PFOA containing fluorochemicals, and are permanently adhered to the fabric as a mesh network, eliminating any concerns about nanoparticles becoming air-borne.
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