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Sciessent Launches Fluorocarbon-Free CURB Durable Water Repellent

CURB provides an environmentally-friendly option for enhanced apparel performance and protection from the elements

Wakefield, Mass. (February 9, 2016) - Sciessent, the leading provider of antimicrobial and odor adsorption solutions for the textile and apparel industries, is proud to announce the release of CURB, a new, fluorocarbon-free durable water repellent (DWR) fabric finish.

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.

“We are very excited to announce the launch of our CURB technology. We feel it is important to offer our partners a product that delivers performance while also limiting the use of harmful chemicals,” said Paul Ford, Chief Executive Officer for Sciessent. “Helping protect the environment is everyone’s responsibility and we’re happy to contribute where we can.”

Similar to other DWR treatments, CURB gives textiles a functional finish that adds liquid-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.

CURB is also compatible with Sciessent’s Agion Active XL and Lava XL, two of the brand’s recently launched odor control technologies.

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.

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