Article form Chemours™ and Bethan Bithell
How it Works
Now you can live, work or play with less worry about your clothes, home fashions and the planet. New Teflon™ fabric protector Shield and Clean Portfolio is advanced care for a better planet.
In apparel, Teflon™ fabric protector fends off soil, stains and spills on wool, cotton, and blends without impacting the fabric’s weight, look, feel, color or breathability. Indoors Teflon™ fabric protector makes it easier to keep upholstery, draperies, bedding and linens looking fresh and clean. Outdoors, Teflon™ fabric protector provides continuous protection for awnings and patio furniture cushions. Other companies have been working hard to duplicate it, but they cannot match the superior stain protection of Teflon™ fabric protector.
Shield Products Based on Repellent Technologies
Fabrics treated for repellency fight off dry soil and nasty, unpredictable spills and splashes, allowing liquids to bead up and roll off. Liquid spills can easily be wiped away when blotted with a clean cloth, and dry soil can be brushed off easily. Great for contract, fabrics, upholstery, luggage and outdoor fabrics.
Clean Products Based on Stain Release Technologies
Fabrics treated for stain release allow most oil-and water-based stains to be removed without a trace during normal laundering or cleaning. Great for washable items with ground-in stains.
What is Teflon and why has my clothing been coated in this fabric protector?
Many modern outdoor clothing and outdoor equipment items will have been coated with a Teflon protector by their manufacturers. This begs the question: “What really is a Teflon protector?”
Well, this fabric protector is a coating that provides protection to clothing and equipment against stains, mud and liquids, without impacting upon the ‘breathability’, performance, feel or look of the item.
Items that has been coated with this fabric protector will last much, much longer! In effect, any liquids on the items will bead up and roll off the fabric, whilst soil or mud, once dry, can simply be brushed off very easily without spoiling the fabric. Further, protection against liquid spills such as drinks is also provided and such spillages can easily be wiped away when blotted with a clean cloth. Basically, Teflon fabric protector is an invisible shield that repels water, liquids and soil from appropriate outdoor garments, items or equipment .
The Benefits of Teflon Coating
There are many benefits to buying Teflon coated clothing and equipment, including:
- fabric dries quickly when wet
- makes it easy to clean liquids and soil away
- repels water by beading up liquids allowing it to roll off
- makes the clothing and equipment more durable
- gives long lasting protection from dust, soil and stains
Many shooting jackets and trousers have been coated with Teflon to provide extra protection and durability.
When cleaning and reproofing your clothing and equipment it is recommended that you follow the manufacturers instructions as printed on the label!
Enjoy then great outdoors!