It’s not enough to offer the industry’s best protective nano-coatings. We have always been passionately committed to delivering waterproofing solutions that exceed the highest environmental and health standards. While many “water resistant” materials rely on chemistries such as long-chain fluoropolymers that contain PFOA- and PFOS,* we, along with companies like Nike, Apple, Patagonia and Gore, have eliminated these harmful chemicals from our products. By using simple, commercially available precursors to build our complex patented coatings, we deliver a product that is better for the environment, and better for you.
*PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and its derivatives have been shown to be toxicants and carcinogens in humans, and they are reported to persist and accumulate indefinitely in nature. Due to the risk posed to consumers, industrial employees and the general environment, leading government agencies are now eliminating them.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set a goal for leading U.S. companies to eliminate PFOA by the end of 2015. (Source: EPA PFOA Stewardship Program)
The EU is also legislating the elimination of all emissions and related exposures of PFOA to both humans and the environment stemming from manufacturing and use of PFOA and PFOA-related substances. (Source: ECHA, December 16, 2014)
- Greenpeace has determined that all PFCs including PFOA are “intrinsically hazardous and should be eliminated completely,” and they are actively testing consumer products. (Source: Greenpeace Toxics Director)
- All of Semblant’s coatings are entirely free of PFOA, PFOA derivatives and C6, thus protecting your consumers, employees and corporation from legislation and litigation risks.