The World’s First Plant-Based Fabric Finish is Teflon™ Reimagined

Teflon EcoElite™ is up to 3x more durable than existing non-fluorinated water-repellent finishes. See how it’s put to the test with Colmar’s latest skiwear line.

For water-repellent fabrics, the future comes from nature and is returned to nature.

More than 66% of global customers say they’d pay more for responsibly sourced clothing. Teflon EcoElite™ is plant based and delivers durable, non-fluorinated water repellency.

 

Teflon EcoElite™ is renewably sourced and up to 3x more durable than other non-fluorinated water-resistant finishes

Runners, hikers, and workers want outdoor clothing that makes water bead up and roll off. But they also want to know that such performance doesn't come with hidden costs.

Sustainable manufacturing is a trend that has been building for years. Teflon EcoElite™ finish is non-fluorinated and made with 60% renewably sourced materials.

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This means that much of what goes into Teflon EcoElite™ can be naturally regrown and replaced over time. So as clothing makers focus on shrinking their environmental footprint, Teflon EcoElite™ finish is one more step in support of that goal.

At the same time, its performance far exceeds existing non-fluorinated technologies, such as paraffin and silicones. Unlike those types of non-fluorinated finishes, Teflon EcoElite™ continues to repel water and water-based stains for 30 washes or more.

  1. Up to 3x more durable than existing non-fluorinated repellents

  2. Contains 60% renewably sourced raw material (ASTM D6866)

  3. Maintains fabric breathability for maximum comfort

  4. Engineered for an uninterrupted production process

  5. Compatible with common finishing auxiliaries, including resins and cross-linking agents

  6. Not made with genetically modified organisms (GMO)

  7. Not made with alkylphenol ethoxylate (APEO)


That's Teflon EcoElite™. That's Teflon™ reimagined.


Extending the Value Chain

Working from performance back to raw materials.

Factoid showing the process of Teflon™ starting from raw materials to a product that has incredible durable performance.


The world reimagined with Teflon™

The first garments featuring Teflon EcoElite™ finishes are now available for consumers from internationally known outdoor clothing brand Colmar. Working with Colmar, we were able to help them create new products combining innovative chemistry that supports sustainable manufacturing with fashion and function.

This is just one example of how we’re paying attention to key global trends, like the relentless consumer demand for more sustainable and higher-performing products, helping our customers keep up with fast-paced shifts in consumer needs. Our customers can increasingly look to Chemours as a provider of value-added chemistry, which can offer a competitive edge to help differentiate their products. At the same time, we are bringing a higher quality of life and everyday conveniences to people worldwide.

That's Teflon™. Reimagined.

A skier stands on top of a snowy mountain carrying their skis.

Teflon EcoElite™ hits the slopes.

See how Colmar, the Italian ski-and-activewear company, embraced plant-based Teflon™ water-repellent finishes to meet the demands of their eco-conscious customer base. Doing so has made their products more popular, increased their market share, and continued their commitment to sustainability.

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The bluesign® approved logo.

Teflon EcoElite™ renewably sourced finish, based on Zelan™ R3, is bluesign® approved.

A woman in the rain being protected by Teflon EcoElite™ apparel.

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