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New Family of PFOA- and PFOS- Free Nanocoatings Under Brand Name "Nanofics 110", Launched by Europlasma

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OUDENAARDE, Belgium, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Addition to the "Nanofics 120" coatings widely used to make consumer electronics, technical textiles and filtration materials water and oil repellent.

The "Nanofics 110" coatings are highly water repellent (water contact angle of 110 degrees according to ASTM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil repellence level 6 according to ISO 14419) fluoropolymer type of nanocoatings deposited by low pressure plasma technology.

The unique aspect of these coatings is that they are completely free from PFOA and PFOS. The coatings are also durable. The "Nanofics 110" coating technology is protected by patents and patent applications owned by Europlasma.

Traditional nanocoatings with high levels of water and oil repellence are derived from long molecular chains which contain traces of PFOA and PFOS. There is a general trend to move away from these chemistries for health reasons.

Europlasma's Product Manager Peter Martens comments: "In wet chemical DWR (durable water repellent) coating of technical textiles the switch from longer to shorter molecules is already well advanced. It is only a matter of time until the same switch will take place in the nanocoating market. Europlasma is now the first to offer PFOA- and PFOS-free nanocoatings for technical textiles. We also expect substantial demand for these coatings for lifestyle electronics and medical devices, such as hearing aids, where there is intense contact between the coating and the human skin."

Europlasma was surprised to learn about the lawsuit announced by P2i during MWC 2013. Europlasma - until today - has not received any formal notice of this lawsuit, and is disappointed that P2i made the announcement during MWC 2013, and included copies of the announcement in the marketing materials distributed to its target customers during the show. We reserve all rights in this respect.

Read the full article on our website: http://www.europlasma.be/News/Press-release

Editorial note:

Europlasma NV - De Bruwaan 5d, 9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium - Tel +32-(0)55-30-32-05 - Fax +32-(0)55-31-87-53 - press@europlasma.be

For press inquiries, please contact our marketing representative Gretel Matthys at +32-(0)55-30-32-05 or press@europlasma.be

SOURCE Europlasma NV



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