Textile Shield

Superhydrophobic + Oleophobic Ultra-Thin Coating

Textile Shield is a revolutionary non-toxic super-hydrophobic and oleophobic Durable Water Repellent finish (DWR). Textile Shield is breathable, bio-compatible, completely inert and water-based. In laboratory testing, our textile coating achieved 150+ degree super-hydrophobic contact angles on natural and synthetic textiles. In addition, Textile Shield is resistant to harsh detergents and demonstrates excellent self-cleaning properties with continuous performance over 30 washes. Textile Shield is only 100-150 nm in thick (approximately 800 times thinner than a human hair). Textile Shield can be applied to fabrics such as: Cotton, Canvas, Suede/Leather Corduroy, Flannel, Poplin, Sailcloth, Sateen, Terry Cloth, Wool, Linen, Fleece or to synthetic textiles such as: Nylon, Polyester, Microfiber, Acetate, Acrylic, Rayon, Poly blends, Olefin, Polypropylene, Spandex, and many more.

For performance testing, we use the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Method 22-2010 – Water Repellency Spray Test. On cotton fabric, Textile Shield received a perfect initial score of 100 (indicating no wetting or sticking) and 85 after 30 washes.

Eco-friendly
Superhydrophobic
Stain Resistant
Invisible

Features

  • Water-repelling
  • Blocks stains
  • Easy-to-clean effect
  • Protection of fibers from the infiltration of dirt
  • Odorless
  • Invisible to the human eye
  • Breathable
  • Simple spray application (trigger sprayer included)
  • Washing and cleaning agent resistance
  • Lasts up to 30 washes
  • Temperature resistant

Where to use

  • Cotton
  • Suede
  • Canvas
  • Corduroy
  • Flannel
  • Wool
  • Silk
  • Linen
  • Polyester

Coverage

  • 32 oz: 31 sq. ft
  • 20 Liter: 620 sq. ft

Resources

Ratings/Listings

DryWired Textile Shield on Cotton

DryWired Textile Shield on Silk

DryWired Textile Shield on Canvas. Cow blood drop.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Textile Shield?

  • Textile Shield is a water-based and non-toxic superhydrophobic nanocoating that is breathable, biocompatible, completely-inert and food safe.
  • It has been laboratory-tested to achieve 150 degree superhydrophobic contact angles on natural and synthetic textiles and is only 100-150 nm thick.

 

 How is Textile Shield applied?

  • Textile Shield can be applied onto a natural and synthetic textile by means of a transparent spray or dip coating.
  • Prior to application of Textile Shield, the textile must be dry and completely free of all contaminants including detergents and fabric softeners.

 

What surfaces can Textile Shield be applied to?

  • Textile Shield can be applied to cotton, suede, canvas, corduroy, flannel, wool, silk, linen, and polyester.

 

How does Textile Shield work?

  • When applied to a textile surface, Textile Shield will cure and completely adhere to the surface after 24 hours.
  • At this point, it will make the surface completely hydrophobic and resistant to dirt and other contaminants.

 

What is the coverage rate of Textile Shield?

  • 30-400 mL per m2 (range depends on the absorbency of the material)

 

What kinds of conditions can Textile Shield endure?

  • Textile Shield is washing and cleaning agent resistant and is able to last up to 30 washes. It is also resistant to temperature change.

 

What is the shelf-life of Textile Shield?

  • Textile Shield has a 2-year unopened shelf-life when stored between 3ºC and 30ºC

Without Crosslinker – Less durability

With Crosslinker – Increases durability, but decreases oleophobicity (not a fluorinated product)

Look Inside

Textile Shield

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