Cost Savings, Energy Efficiency, and Environmental Benefits

Fabrics treated with Teflon EcoElite™ finish look newer longer, so people can live, work, and play without worry. Beyond peace of mind, Teflon EcoElite™ finish extends the life of textiles– keeping them out of landfills longer.

This bio based finish is durable and made with non-GMO renewable resources. It’s the only product on the market featuring a robust mix of performance and sustainability benefits.

Fabrics treated with Teflon EcoElite™ finish require 25% less drying time and wash well in cold water. Reduced energy use, combined with longer useful life, helps consumers save money while lessening their carbon footprint.

Innovation Through Collaboration

Chemours is collaborating with the textile industry to improve the stain-fighting ability of apparel, linens, and textiles used in homes and cars. The product behind Teflon EcoElite™ brand, Zelan™ R3 finish, meets a diverse range of demanding criteria to meet the challenge:

Regional regulatory authorities have given permission for its manufacture and use.

This non-fluorinated product has been recognized as a USDA-certified bio based product, because it’s made with 60% renewably sourced content from plant-based raw material.

Many leading brands have evaluated and approved its use.

Zelan™ R3 finish is compliant with the ZDHC Materials Restricted Substances List (MRSL), AAFA Restricted Substances Lists (RSL), and many brand RSLs.

Zelan™ R3 finish has been independently assessed and determined to have an equivalency to a GreenScreen® Benchmark 3 chemical.

Zelan™ R3 earned the highest rating in the HS Column Model assessment that compared 11 commercially available non-fluorinated DWR products. The Chemours Company FC, LLC, is a bluesign® system partner. Zelan™ R3 finish is bluesign® approved and listed in the bluesign® bluefinder under The Chemours Company.

Reference: https://www.teflon.com/en/industries-and-solutions/solutions/consumer-applications/textile-finishes/how-ecoelite-works/sustainability