19 Jun '17, 10am

Concerns raised that PFC-free DWRs contain palm oil

Concerns raised that PFC-free DWRs contain palm oil

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN - More than a third of PFC-free durable water repellents (DWRs) were found to contain palm oil in laboratory tests carried out by a leading international outdoor brand. The findings raise the very real prospect that consumers could be wearing jackets which, while being free of PFCs, actually contain palm oil - a controversial commodity which has been strongly linked to deforestation in recent years. John Mowbray reports from Friedrichshafen.

Full article: https://www.ecotextile.com/2017061922816/materials-produc...

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