Eco-friendly water-repellent finish for leather
The Swiss textile technology innovator HeiQ and DuPont Consumer Solutions, a business unit of DuPont Specialty Products, help establish an eco-friendly water repellent for leather.
The Swiss textile technology innovator HeiQ and DuPont Consumer Solutions, a business unit of DuPont Speciality Products, help establish an eco-friendly water repellent for leather.
Recent consumer research shows that 49 per cent of consumers think it is important that their water-repellent product is eco-friendly PFC-free. To meet these consumer and brand demands, HeiQ developed the HeiQ Eco Dry line of PFC-free products. The collaboration with DuPont expands on this product line, with the first product being a PFC-free water-repellent finish for leather â€“ HeiQ DuPont ECO-LED. Wolverine World Wide Leathers, Inc will be the first supplier to offer treated leather to their major brand partners.
â€œWe see many apparel items using PFC-free products. Consumers are now looking for this technology in other water repellent finishes for leather. Combining our high-performance pig nubuck with HeiQ DuPont ECO-LED for leather gives us an avenue to meet consumer demands,â€ said Suzanne Johnson, VP Sales and Marketing at Wolverine. â€œWe are eager to offer an eco-friendly water repellency on our leathers to our brand partners.â€
HeiQ Eco Dry is a family of innovative, eco-friendly and non-PFC based repellent textile technologies that provide protection against water and water-based stains. This product family keeps textiles ecologically dry and enables them to handle wet weather conditions.
â€œThis exciting relationship between HeiQ and DuPont focused on collaborating to create an environmentally-friendly water repellent leather solution for Wolverine as a first project,â€ said Colin Lantz, VP North American Brandforce at HeiQ. He added, â€œThis innovative non-PFC water repellent treatment achieves the industry-leading water repellency performance that Wolverine is known for with HeiQâ€™s hallmark environmentally sustainable formulation.â€