Teflon EcoElite™ Renewably Sourced Finish

The World’s First Plant-Based Textile Repellent

Teflon EcoElite™ finish is a bio-based and non-fluorinated stain repellent technology that repels water and water-based stains. The finish can be applied to a variety of fabrics without impacting feel or breathability.

Teflon EcoElite™ finish is also up to three times more durable than other non-fluorinated, water-repellent finishes. Because many of its ingredients can be regrown and replaced over time, its production leaves a smaller environmental footprint.

The technology behind Teflon EcoElite™ repellent doesn’t sacrifice quality. Many demanding applications rely on its dependable performance. A market leader, Teflon EcoElite™ finish continues to repel water and water-based stains for 30 or more washes, unlike other non-fluorinated finishes.

According to a 2015 Nielsen poll of 30,000 consumers in 60 countries, “Sixty-six percent of global consumers report that they’re willing to pay more for environmentally responsible products. A full 73% of Millennials continue to be most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings.”

Teflon EcoElite™ Is Teflon® Reimagined

The number of consumers and apparel brands seeking sustainable products rises each year. That's why Chemours developed Teflon EcoElite™ finish—the first renewably sourced, plant-based, non-fluorinated durable water and water-based stain repellency finish.

The high-performance attributes of Teflon EcoElite™ finish include:

  • Up to three times more durability than other non-fluorinated repellents
  • A composition of 60% renewably sourced raw materials (ASTM D-6866-12)
  • The ability to maintain fabric breathability

The chemistry for Teflon EcoElite™ renewably sourced finish (Zelan™ R3) is bluesign® approved.

Chemours received a BioBased Product of the Year Award at the 2018 BioBased World News Innovation Awards. This award highlights products made from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials.

The Future Is Better Protected With Teflon™ Water-Repellent Finishes

The Teflon™ family of water repellent finishes also includes Teflon™ Eco Dry finish. This product is an excellent water repellent based on 38% biobased, non-fluorinated materials.

Interested in making your products water repellent or more stain resistant? Learn more.

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Teflon EcoElite™ Finish - Sustainability

Chemours believes in protecting the environment, and they incorporate that philosophy into the chemistry used to develop Teflon EcoElite™ finish. Learn more.

Teflon EcoElite™ Finish Case Study: Colmar Skiwear

Chemours partnered with Italian skiwear company Colmar, to improve its latest line of outdoor apparel. Learn more.

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