The World’s First Plant-Based Textile Repellent
Teflon EcoElite™ finish is a bio-based and non-fluorinated stain repellent technology that repels water and water-based stains. The finish can be applied to a variety of fabrics without impacting feel or breathability.
Teflon EcoElite™ finish is also up to three times more durable than other non-fluorinated, water-repellent finishes. Because many of its ingredients can be regrown and replaced over time, its production leaves a smaller environmental footprint.
The technology behind Teflon EcoElite™ repellent doesn’t sacrifice quality. Many demanding applications rely on its dependable performance. A market leader, Teflon EcoElite™ finish continues to repel water and water-based stains for 30 or more washes, unlike other non-fluorinated finishes.
According to a 2015 Nielsen poll of 30,000 consumers in 60 countries, “Sixty-six percent of global consumers report that they’re willing to pay more for environmentally responsible products. A full 73% of Millennials continue to be most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings.”
Teflon EcoElite™ Is Teflon® Re-imagined
The number of consumers and apparel brands seeking sustainable products rises each year. That’s why Chemours developed Teflon EcoElite™ finish—the first renewably sourced, plant-based, non-fluorinated durable water and water-based stain repellency finish.
The high-performance attributes of Teflon EcoElite™ finish include:
- Up to three times more durability than other non-fluorinated repellents
- A composition of 60% renewably sourced raw materials (ASTM D-6866-12)
- The ability to maintain fabric breathability
The chemistry for Teflon EcoElite™ renewably sourced finish (Zelan™ R3) is bluesign® approved.
Chemours received a BioBased Product of the Year Award at the 2018 BioBased World News Innovation Awards. This award highlights products made from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials.