What does waterproof mean?
Textiles that are described as waterproof should not let any water through at all. Even after a longer stay in the rain, one should remain completely dry under the jacket, for example. This is achieved by several layers of the fabric, one of which is a special waterproof ePTFE or PU membrane and/or laminate membrane inside. The superficial fabric still absorbs water. However, the moisture is not let through to the inside.
- no water may penetrate the substance
- outer material however becomes wet and thus heavy
What means water-repellent?
Textiles that are water-repellent remain dry on the outside. The fabric does not soak up water. Rain or other liquids already roll off the surface. This effect is retained during longer periods of rain, but water can penetrate between the individual fibres under continuous pressure. Even then, water does not penetrate the fibres (the fabric remains dry), but moisture can push past the fibres into the interior.
- no water may penetrate the material
at high water pressure the water passes the fibres and enters the interior
When do I need waterproof properties?
- If you want to stay dry for a long time in continuous rain, you need waterproof shoes. If you only want to be protected in case you accidentally step into a puddle, water-repellent is better for you because it also has the dirt-repellent effect. But you must not stand in the puddle with it.
- Tents, umbrellas and tarpaulins must be waterproof to keep you dry for a long time.
- With water-repellent materials, the dirt rolls off with the water. Residual dirt can be easily removed (shoes).
- Colouring liquids, such as red wine, are not sucked into the fibre and can be removed without leaving any residue (tablecloth, couch, carpet).
- As the fibres do not get wet, mould stains are prevented (awning, sun sail, tarpaulin, garden upholstery).
- Water-repellent sprays, such as Nanotol Textile Protector, can be applied to any fabric afterwards.
What are the advantages of water-repellent properties?
Unlike conventional impregnations, which lie as a layer on the fabric, Nanotol Nano-coating encases individual fibers. The aqueous liquid is sprayed on and penetrates the fibre. After drying, the nanoparticles remain and coat each individual fiber of the yarn.
- The fabric remains breathable.
- The nano-coating is invisible.
- The protection remains active after washing.
- The fabric also becomes dirt repellent.
- Suitable for all fabric types (from delicate silk to outdoor clothing)
- OEKO-TEX® certified, skin-friendly and food safe
How does a water-repellent nano-coating work?
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