Fast Track: Should Questions About the Safety of PTFE Worry the Performance Apparel Industry?

Date: January 22, 2011
Pages: 6
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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence Ltd
Report type: Strategic Report
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ID: FE07EED9DA6EN
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Fast Track: Should Questions About the Safety of PTFE Worry the Performance Apparel Industry?
Analyses a number of concerns surrounding the use of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is widely employed in the production of water repellent textiles. The report highlights the development and use of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is at the heart of almost all of W L Gore’s proprietary processes. The report also provides profiles of rival products and technologies which are claimed to be environmentally friendly alternatives to PTFE, including Ekolab from Helly Hansen and SympaTex membranes from SympaTex.
HOW SAFE IS POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (PTFE)?

ePTFE: AT THE HEART OF ALMOST ALL OF THE PROPRIETARY

PROCESSES OF W L GORE

SYMPATEX: AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY RIVAL TO GORE-TEX?

HELLY HANSEN PROMOTES THE ENVIRONMENTAL

CREDENTIALS OF EKOLAB WHILE CRITICISING PTFE

W L GORE CONTINUES TO INTRODUCE NEW PRODUCTS BASED

ON ePTFE

ePTFE AND CHEMICAL COMPONENTS USED IN ITS PRODUCTION

COMPLY WITH REACH BUT CONCERNS REMAIN
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