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Navigating the Preferred Chemicals Landscape to find Performance Finishes

January 26, 2018, 11:00 am
Trend + Design Center (Booth 1014-LL)

PRESENTER: Bob Buck, Technical Fellow, The Chemours Company

Performance finishes are essential chemicals that deliver valuable consumer benefits in outdoor products. Outdoor industry brands are focused on how to identify and specify the best available chemicals, aka “preferred chemicals,” to make products.  To accomplish this, independent third-party assessments have become essential to identify preferred chemicals and promote their use.  Durable water repellent (DWR) performance finishes will be discussed as an example to show how the various assessments are applied to identify preferred chemicals. Come learn how to navigate the landscape of chemical selection and management assessments and certifications to find performance finishes for your products.