Technology & Process

By combining biology and technology, the BIONIC FINISH ECO from Rudolf delivers hydrophobic properties without the use of fluorocarbon chemistry.

Inspired by biomimicry, and the water repellency we see in nature, this technology is based on hyper branched polymers called dendrimers. This hyper branched structure offers up maximum density of hydrophobic functionality per unit volume.

The finish is applied in the same way as any durable water repellency (DWR) treatment and that can be as a foam, spray, exhaust or pad application.

Performance is comparable with a C6 based DWR when applied to polyester. As fabric structure and composition can have an effect on the performance, it is suggested that each fabric quality is tested to satisfy performance requirements.

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