Luckily, many actors within the industry have started to realize this and today using sustainable and non-toxic materials is becoming a prerequisite for making business. Still, there is a lot left to do.
As an example, fluorocarbons or per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are still frequently used as water repellents, even though this group of chemicals are known to be bio-accumulative and some are even hormone-disruptive. OrganoClick is marketing a fluorocarbon-free water repellent additive for textiles and nonwovens, called OC-aquasil Tex™, enabling the complete phase out of the toxic fluorocarbons.
Another example is the many petroleum-based and non-recyclable chemicals that are used for changing the mechanical properties of nonwovens and textiles. To provide a more sustainable alternative, OrganoClick has developed OC-biobinder™, a bio-based fiber-binding system used to make nonwovens and textiles stronger and stiffer.
In this way, OrganoClick is leading the way towards a more sustainable and non-toxic textile and nonwoven industry