World-unique biobased and eco-labelled textile waterproofing is launched by OrganoClick's brand OrganoTex
After several years of research and development, OrganoClick is launching, within its brand OrganoTex, a newly developed and eco-labelled textile waterproofing with world-unique performance on the trade fair ISPO Outdoor 4-6 June in Munich. Through green chemistry that mimics nature's own water repellency, an excellent environmental profile and high technical performance are achieved. The products are biobased, biodegradable and eco-labelled and completely free of PFAS, fossil plastics, and synthetic waxes.
The technology is based on combining the natural fatty acids of plants and the surface structure of leaves with the Nobel Prize-winning chemistry organocatalysis. The inspiration is the lotus leaf with its 3D structure and extreme water repellency. To succeed in this, the patented OrganoClick® technology is used to "click" the natural fatty acids on the textile fibers.
The result is a new generation of OrganoTex products that have improved water repellency and withstand more washing cycles. The products are biobased and biodegradable, and contain neither PFAS, fossil-based plastics nor synthetic waxes. First out are the products OrganoTex Wash-In Textile Waterproofing and OrganoTex Spray-On Textile Waterproofing. Thanks to their excellent environmental profile, they have received the environmental label Oeko-Tex Eco Passport and USDA BioPreferred Certified Biobased Product. The products are also verified to be readily biodegradable according to the high requirements of the OECD 301F test.
"After more than four years of research and development work, we can finally present this breakthrough in textile impregnation. A world-unique product that both combines high performance and at the same time is biobased, plastic-free and biodegradable and, of course, PFAS-free. This innovation is fully in line with OrganoClick's overall mission to accelerate the phasing out of plastics and fossil chemicals towards our overall vision of a nature free of plastics and toxic chemicals.” says Mårten Hellberg, CEO OrganoClick
"We are very proud to have a new, even better textile waterproofing, which meets our high environmental goals. With this product, consumers can care for and extend the life of the garments they already have without spreading plastic polymers, fossil-based waxes or PFAS in nature. These products make us unique in the world and pave the way for our continued expansion," says Susanne Karlsson, Sales Manager OrganoTex.
OrganoTex is a Swedish innovation based on a patented green technology, which mimics the water-repellent properties of leaves. The eco-labeled textile waterproofing is biobased, readily biodegradable and PFAS-free—so that nothing is left in nature. The range also includes shoe care and detergents. OrganoTex is developed and manufactured by the award-winning greentech company OrganoClick. www.organotex.com, www.organoclick.com
OrganoClick AB (publ) is a public Swedish cleantech company listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. The company develops, produces and markets functional materials based on environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. Examples of products that are marketed by OrganoClick are the durable water repellent technology for textiles OrganoTex®, the biocomposite material OrganoComp®, surface treatment and maintenance products for villa and property owners under the brand BIOkleen®, biobased binder under the trade name OC-BioBinder™ and the flame and rot-resistant timber OrganoWood® (through the joint-venture OrganoWood AB). OrganoClick was founded in 2006 as a commercial spin-off company based on research performed at Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. OrganoClick has won a number of prizes, such as "Sweden's Most Promising Start -up" and "Sweden's Best Environmental Innovation", and has also received a number of awards, such as the WWF "Climate Solver" award, listed as a SUSTAINIA100 company and has also appeared for two years on the Affärsvärldens and NyTekniks list of Sweden's top 33 hottest technology companies. OrganoClick has its head office, production and R&D located in Täby, north of Stockholm. OrganoClick's Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North Growth Market is Mangold Fondkommission AB, tel: +46 (0)8 503 01 551, email: [email protected].
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