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New Study Confirms Risks of Fluorine-Based Textile Coatings

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Flourine-based textile coatings may soon be altogether outmoded in the apparel industry. A newly complied life cycle study commissioned by the European Union in conjunction with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has recommended that fluorine-based durable water and oil textile repellents be eliminated as a raw material source where possible. For many…

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