In focus: From C8 to C6 and PFC-free

A&E Gütermann offers PFC-free, water-repellent thread finish

Published on: 07.10.2019

from c8 to c6 and pfc-freeWhether it comes to fashion, sports, outdoor or technical textiles: With the help of certain finishes, textile products can acquire a number of improved and/or additional properties in the course of the production chain - including sewing threads - such as water-, dirt- and oil-repellent, flame-retardant or antistatic properties.

Nowadays, PFC-containing substances are frequently used to functionalise textiles - but their use is increasingly controversial or even banned due to their environmentally and health damaging properties.

In our new in-focus article we give you an overview of the environmental problems of PFC, which regulatory prohibitions already exist and which PFC-free alternatives A&E Gütermann already offers you today.

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