Functional Nanocoatings target technical textiles.

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Deposited by low pressure plasma technology, Nanofics 120® and 110® Fluoropolymer Nanocoatings are highly water- and oil-repellent. In addition, Nanofics 110 is completely free from PFOA and PFOS. Nanofics 10®, however, features very high affinity for water, resulting in water contact angles of lower than 10° according to ASTM D5964. Product can transform any water fabric into fabric with permanent hydrophilic properties.



Original Press Release:



Technical Textile Receive New Functional Nanocoatings Launched by Europlasma Under the Brand Names "Nanofics 10®", "Nanofics 110®" and "Nanofics 120®"



Demonstration on booth A 28 at TECHTEXTIL India, Mumbai, October 3 to 5, 2013 – Europlasma joined by local agent NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd.



Mumbai-- Belgium based Europlasma, a world leader in low pressure plasma technology, is happy to announce the launch a new family of functional nanocoatings for technical textiles. These coatings are launched under the Nanofics® brand name.



Nanofics® refers to nanoscaled functionalization into the core of complex shaped materials and products. It is Europlasma’s patented and patent pending nanocoating technology platform, first applied on industrial scale in 1996.



The Nanofics 120® coatings are highly water repellent (water contact angle of 120 degrees according to ASTM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 8 according to ISO 14419) fluoropolymer type of nanocoatings deposited by low pressure plasma technology.



The Nanofics 110® coatings are also highly water repellent (water contact angle of 110 degrees according to ASTM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 6 according to ISO 14419) fluoropolymer type of nanocoatings. The unique aspect of these coatings is however that they are completely free from PFOA and PFOS. It is expected that because of health issues the market of apparel will gradually move from Nanofics 120® to Nanofics 110®, similar to what is happening in other markets such as medical devices.



Now Europlasma is also launching the Nanofics 10® coating which has contrary to Nanofics 110® and 120® very high affinity for water, resulting in water contact angles of lower than 10 degrees according to ASTM D5964. The Nanofics 10® coating is able to transform any water fabric into a fabric with permanent hydrophilic properties. Europlasma offers for all kind of fabrics a range of nanocoating machines fit for mass production. The processing costs are very low.



For technical and/or commercial inquiries please visit our booth number A28 in Hall 6 at Techtextil India, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, on October 3 to 5. The Europlasma booth will be hosted by long time Europlasma partner in India NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd., with KM Swaminathan who can be reached at swami.km@nmtronics.com, and Ravi Kumar who can be reached at ravi.kumar@nmtronics.com, or contact Peter Martens of Europlasma who can be reached at peter.martens@europlasma.be



For press inquiries, please contact our marketing representative Gretel Matthys at press@europlasma.be.



Europlasma NV - De Bruwaan 5d, 9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium - Tel +32(0) 55 30 32 05 - Fax +32(0) 55 31 87 53 - press@europlasma.be

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