22 Dec 2020
FLUOROPOLYMERS AND TEXTILES: DURABILITY, PROTECTION AND HIGH PERFORMANCE
Fluoropolymers and Textiles: Keeping you warm and dry. Fluoropolymers are irreplaceable in technical textiles and professional protective and high-performance clothing thanks to durable, waterproof and breathable properties.
You might be surprised to hear that fluoropolymers help to provide waterproofing and breathability in many items of outdoor clothing, from jackets and trousers to gloves and footwear.
Alongside keeping out the elements, their thinness and lightness provides comfort for the wearer, while also extending the lifespan of products – critical in today’s shift to consuming products more consciously and sustainably. These unique qualities mean fluoropolymers are irreplaceable in a range of other textile applications, both day-to-day and more specialised applications.
Firefighter gear often features ePTFE membranes to deliver high levels of thermal protection. Fluoropolymer sewing thread, such as ePTFE, provides durability to rope and other exposed fabrics, even in the most demanding environments.