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Breaking Barriers with Impermea Materials in the Textile Industry

One of the best innovations was the development of textile coating solutions that revolutionized the industry, such as enhanced functionality, increased durability and quality, and sustainability. 

The age of modern technology has allowed the textile industry to grow tremendously over the years and continues to expand rapidly. Technology has allowed the textile industries to evolve continuously, and innovations have been introduced to improve the quality and functionality of different textile properties. One of the best innovations was the development of textile coating solutions that revolutionized the industry, such as enhanced functionality, increased durability and quality, and sustainability. Today’s article will showcase some of the best innovative technologies that industry leader Impermea Materials offers. 

Enhanced Functionality

One of the most significant advantages of Impermea’s textile solutions is the ability to enhance the functionality they bring to your textile fabrics. Our innovative coatings are designed to elevate your textile solutions to the next level with flame retardancy, antimicrobial properties, and water repellency. For instance, HYDRO-TEX 1000 is our hydrophobic coating solution that would make your textiles repel water, which is particularly useful in outdoor clothing and sportswear application. OLEO-TEX+FR 1120 is our superoleophobic & superhydrophobic coating with an added flame-retardant finish. This flame-retardant coating is ideal for textiles in the automotive and aviation industries, where safety is the top priority. This is also a popular treatment that can be used on Firefighter gear. HYDRO-TEX + VIRUSHIELD 1030 is our revolutionary patent pending protective coating technology that prevents the spread of infectious diseases, making it the ideal application for medical textiles such as surgical gowns, bedding, and scrubs.  A study at Northeastern University concluded that this formulation makes fabric masks as effective as surgical-grade N95 masks.

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Increased Durability and Quality

Another significant advantage of Impermea Material’s textile coatings is the improved durability and quality of your textile products when paired with our coatings. Our solutions are designed to protect your textiles from external forces such as liquids, stains, and UV rays that cause damage to your fabrics. OLEO-TEX+UV 1110, our superoleophobic & superhydrophobic coating with additional UV protection, creates a barrier that prevents moisture, oil, grease, and UV rays from penetrating the fabric. This coating allows your textiles to withstand harsh environmental conditions while maintaining their quality and increasing your textile's lifespan.

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Not only do our textile solutions improve the quality and functionality of your textile products, but they are also environmentally friendly. Our coating solutions are water-based, PFAS-free (100% fluorine-free), and lack the use of harmful chemicals and solvents. Additionally, our products are sustainably manufactured, allowing our customers to have eco-friendly, innovative solutions for their needs without sacrificing performance while allowing your textiles to increase their longevity and decrease consumer waste in the textiles industry. 

Impermea Materials’ innovative coating solutions are revolutionizing the textile industry by improving the quality and functionality of your textile products and promoting sustainability. Our textile coatings provide enhanced functionality, increased durability, and sustainability, making them ideal for various textile products. With our coatings, textile manufacturers can produce high-quality, functional, and sustainable products that meet the demands of today’s consumers. 



Impermea Materials, formerly known as DetraPel Industrial, is an advanced materials company based in Massachusetts that synthesizes and manufactures the highest-performing barrier solutions, which are PFAS-free and plastic-free. Our paper & paperboard packaging product line allows customers to unlock repulpable, recyclable, compostable, and PFAS-free product innovation. We offer customizable oil & grease resistant (OGR), moisture/water vapor transmission barrier (MVTR), fan-apart adhesives, and release coatings enabling customers to win new business and gain additional market share. Our products replace existing coatings that do not enable materials like paper to replace plastic due to a lack of performance. Traditional solutions in the market are facing regulatory action due to PFAS, Plastic, or other less sustainable materials. Our solutions provide an offering that truly outperforms legacy technologies without sacrificing the sustainability you need.

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