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AGC Chemicals Americas launches PFOA-free repellent for textiles and nonwovens

6:33 AM MDT | June 21, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

AGC Chemicals Americas (Exton, PA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass, has launched a perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-free chemical that provides a water- and oil-repellent finish to technical textiles, and nonwovens, the company announced. The product, to be branded under the AsahiGuard name, is based on a short-chain C6  fluorinated-polymer technology that supports an industry transition to alternative chemistries with reduced environmental impact, the company says. "AGC is the first company to convert its entire product line to the short-chain...

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