May 12, 2016
Sciessent furthers a mission towards environmental sustainability with bluesign approval of PFC-free CURB durable water repellent
Wakefield, Mass. (TK, 20TK) – Sciessent, the leading provider of antimicrobial and odor adsorption solutions for the textile and apparel industries, today announced their partnership with bluesign® systems for their fluorocarbon-free durable water repellent, CURB.
Bluesign approval underscores Sciessent’s commitment to environmental sustainability and, for the past 16 years, bluesign has represented the benchmark for sustainable textile production. Their approach sets and controls standards for environmentally friendly and safe production practice, helping remove harmful substances and practices from the manufacturing process.
“The creation of environmentally friendly, sustainable, and responsible products is a core mission for Sciessent,” said Paul Ford, CEO with Sciessent. “We are driven to minimize our environmental impact within the textile industry and help encourage sustainable practices in the future. We are thrilled to join the bluesign system and to grow our offering of bluesign approved products.”
Textile manufacturers who become bluesign system partners agree to establish and follow management systems for improving environmental performance in five key areas of the production process: resource productivity, consumer safety, water emissions, air emissions, and occupational health and safety.
Sciessent’s CURB is able to easily, effectively, and affordably provide enhanced, breathable protection from rain and moisture. CURB delivers the same water repellent performance as existing technologies without the use of harmful fluorocarbons.
Similar to other DWR treatments, CURB gives textiles a functional finish that adds water-shedding properties to outerwear, causing droplets to bead and roll off the surface while maintaining permeability to air and water vapor. CURB treated garments stay dry longer and get dry faster than untreated garments helping to extend the life of the garment.
To learn more CURB technology, please visit sciessent.com.
About Sciessent LLC
Sciessent is a leading provider of customized antimicrobial solutions that enhance the value of customers’ products. Agion® antimicrobial solutions from Sciessent have been incorporated into a wide range of healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications, including medical devices such as central-venous catheters and IV-access ports, drinking-water applications like water filters and ice-making equipment, and textiles and apparel. The company’s brands include Agion, Agion Active, Agion Active XL, Lava and Lava XL and are based on naturally occurring elements. Sciessent customers include leading international brands including Vygon, Medegen, Scotsman, Everpure, Follett, Honeywell, 10X, REI, Drake Waterfowl, Adidas, Reebok, and Skechers.
About bluesign® Technologies:
The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides confidence to the consumer to acquire a sustainable product. bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign® system has been adopted by worldwide leading textile manufacturers. Various significant key players of the chemical and machine industry rely on the bluesign® system. And well-known brands of the outdoor, sportswear and fashion industry rely on the extensive knowledge of bluesign technologies.