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The EMPELR Textile Finish Now Proves C6 and Water Based Cø DWR Finishes Obsolete

Published: September 28, 2023
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

Recent test results from the Haartz Corporation confirm GTT’s PFAS-free EMPEL platform delivers the most  efficient system for water repellent textiles Albuquerque,

New Mexico (For Immediate Release): Green Theme Technologies (GTT), creators of the PFAS-free and waterless EMPEL textile finishing platform, is rendering current PFAS-containing C6 and water based Cø water repellent finishes obsolete. Cleaner, more durable, and better performing, EMPEL is the best option for the environment and consumer brands.

Recent competitive product testing by The Haartz Corporation showed how textiles treated with the EMPEL water repellent technology absorbed about ⅓ the amount of water compared to the best Cø and C6 water repellent market solutions. Equally impressive, EMPEL kept water from passing through the fabrics WITHOUT the use of a membrane. Using the same woven textiles for testing in a ten-minute rain test, only 2mL of water passed through the EMPEL treated fabrics compared to 325mL from the Cø and C6 competition.

“We have a product that will revolutionize what consumers can expect from their clothing.  Brands and Mills can now make fabrics that protect people from the elements without using hot and stiff rain jackets with membranes,” said Martin Flora, VP of Business Development for GTT. “EMPEL keeps the fabric dry on the surface and keeps the water on the outside of your clothing and shoes. Add in our 50+ wash durability, and you have a product that will allow people to keep their gear much longer without buying new replacements. The most sustainable products use safe chemistry (PFAS -Free) and work for many years in the future.”

Haartz is a global leader in highly engineered and uniquely designed textile materials in a variety of markets, including home furnishings, automotive textiles, military materials and footwear fabrics.  Their expertise in R&D and commercialization of new products gave them the ability to prove the efficacy of EMPEL with excellent internal testing capabilities.

“EMPEL delivers the best performance without the use of forever chemicals or water. We have installed the machinery and commercialized the process as we continue to explore applications for EMPEL,” Matt Williams the VP at Haartz confirmed.

About Green Theme Technologies
Green Theme Technologies, Inc. is a textile innovation company with the mission to create products that out-perform existing technologies while eliminating toxic chemicals, water usage, and pollution. For more info, contact: [email protected] or [email protected].

About The Haartz Corporation
The Haartz Corporation is a world leader in highly engineered and uniquely designed convertible toppings and interior surface materials. The company’s world headquarters and North American manufacturing operations are located in Acton, Massachusetts, with additional manufacturing in Mannheim, Germany. Beyond these manufacturing locations, Haartz maintains offices in Detroit, Munich, Tokyo, Irapuato, Mexico, Shanghai and Chongqing, China. Employing over 400 people worldwide, Haartz has been a trusted automotive supplier since 1907, and continues to be privately owned and operated by the Haartz family. For more information, visit www.haartz.com. Join the conversation on Twitter, @Haartz. For Haartz info contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

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