ORGANOTEX® is a fluorocarbon-free water repellent technology for textiles

The OrganoTex® technology is free from fluorocarbons (e.g. PFOS, PFOA, etc) and other accumulative chemicals that negatively affect ecosystems. It is also free from hazardous chemicals, such as isocyanates that may cause respiratory problems. In addition OrganoTex® is readily biodegradable in accordance with OECD 301.

Using nature's own chemistry The OrganoTex® technology is based on nature's own chemistry, using plant-based catalysts to bind water repellent “fatty” molecules directly to the textile fibers. The plant-based catalysts create a 3D-structured fabric surface of “fatty” molecules, resulting in the OrganoTex® technology´s excellent performance. The 3D-structured fabric surface still feels smooth and its roughness is invisible to the eye, much like the surface of the Lotus flower's leaves.

Practical implementation

ORGANOCLICK’S FLUOROCARBON-FREE WATER REPELLENT FABRIC TREATMENT GAINED A RECORD AMOUNT OF INTEREST AT THE ISPO SPORTS PRODUCTS FAIR IN MUNICH Newly returned from the 2016 ISPO sports products fair in Munich, the Swedish cleantech company OrganoClick AB report a record level of interest in the company's product OrganoTex®, which offers a biodegradable and fluorocarbon-free alternative for the water repellent fabric treatment of clothing and shoes. Fluorocarbons, also known as perfluorinated compounds (PFAS or PFC) have been a hot topic in recent years, but following the Greenpeace report last week - and the wide coverage it received in the international media - the debate is now hotter than ever. Fluorocarbons have been used since the 1950s to make clothing and textiles water repellent, but many fluorocarbons, such as PFOA, have significant negative drawbacks including extremely slow degradation in nature and being suspected of causing cancer and hormonal disruption. “Since Norway introduced restrictions for PFOA in consumer products in 2014 the issue has been a hot topic in the textile sector. At the ISPO fair last week we had 300% more visitors to our stand than in 2015 and we are now having tangible discussions with several international clothing brands who want to transition to an entirely fluorocarbon-free water repellent technology by 2017, or by 2020 at the latest,” says Mårten Hellberg, Managing Director (CEO) of OrganoClick AB.

Possible replacement to

fluorocarbons PFAS DWR PFC polyfluorinated compounds