High IQ® Repel non-Fluorinated Durable Water Repellents


High IQ® Repel is a range of industry leading non-Fluorinated Sustainable Durable Water Repellents which complies with most regional and country legislations such as EU REACH and US TSCA, as well as complying with voluntary schemes such  the requirements of bluesign®, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Roadmap (ZDHC) and the Restricted Substances Lists of the world’s most exacting global brands in addition to being suitable for OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.


HIGH IQ® Repel brand assurance scheme to help mills, brands and retailers meet global demand for eco-friendly apparel with rain and stain protection. To satisfy a variety of customer needs, the brand and license program is built on a comprehensive range of non-fluorinated durable water repellents (DWR) providing a safe and the most credible alternative to fluorinated Repellents for textiles.

Practical implementation

With HIGH IQ® Repel finishes, Huntsman Textile Effects leads the industry transition to non-fluorinated alternatives that meet stringent environment, health and safety standards. Developed with the consumer in mind, these finishes are customized to deliver protection for different end-use categories: everyday apparel, outdoor clothing, and extreme sportswear. The HIGH IQ® Repel program offers brands, retailers and mills a way to produce high-performance rain and stain resistant textiles that satisfy increasingly demanding consumers without compromising environmental sustainabilit. HIGH IQ® Repel program leverages decades of technical innovation and production expertise, and is based on the most comprehensive range of durable water repellents available to the industry. The breadth and quality of the Huntsman DWR product range means that mills and brands can select the right finish to produce competitive, eco-friendly textiles that meet their exact performance specifications. Under the HIGH IQ® Repel branding and license program, mills that meet Huntsman’s stringent product and process requirements earn the right to use the HIGH IQ® Repel hang tag to identify their fabrics. This allows their partner brands and retailers to assure customers that the fabrics they use are sustainable and will deliver the expected performance and benefits.

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PFC Water and Oil Repellents

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High IQ Repel brochure_2017.pdf

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