Nikwax helps outdoor brands with transition away from PFAS chemicals

Nikwax provides PFAS-Free waterproofing solutions for outdoor gear.

With recent legislation banning PFAS in the production of consumer goods, including outerwear, in key markets, brands are seeking alternatives. Nikwax, with over 45 years of expertise in making PFAS-Free, high-performance waterproofing and cleaning products, has solutions to help brands during this transition. Visit Nikwax on Booth V19 at this month’s Performance Days to find out more.

“With the move away from PFAS chemicals in the manufacturing process, care is more important than ever to ensure a great customer experience,” says Brian Davidson, Global CEO of Nikwax. “We have been perfecting PFAS-free waterproofing solutions for over four decades, and we are pleased to be able to offer our partners and their customers products to keep their gear performing at its best, for longer.”

In addition to industry-leading aftercare, Nikwax produces high-performance industrial solutions for brands. Nikwax Hydrophobic Down + (NHD+) and Nikwax Hydrophobic Down Recycled (NHD Recycled) are the highest performing waterproof down fills on the market, while also being PFAS-Free. Both are also designed for lasting performance with Nikwax aftercare products and benefit all wearers, from casual day to day users, to extreme users such as mountaineers.

Nikwax Hydrophobic Down+
The world’s highest performing waterproof down fill.
• Completely PFAS-free formula
• Exceeds 10,000 minutes on the IDFB 18a Shake Test
• Responsible Down Certified (RDS)
• Available in 650-900 fill powers
• Keeps users dry more than 600% longer than competing waterproof down products

Nikwax Hydrophobic Down Recycled
The world’s highest performing waterproof recycled down fill.
• Completely PFAS-free formula
• Exceeds 1,000 minutes on the IDFB 18a Shake Test
• Global recycled standard certification available (GRS)
• Comprised completely of recycled down fill
• Available in 650-800 fill powers
• Keeps users dry more than 900% longer than untreated down

With 45 years of experience in perfecting high performing PFAS-free aftercare products Nikwax is able to also deliver the highest performing industrial products to outdoor industry brands. Nikwax understands its fundamental responsibility to prevent further damage to the planet and its people and continues to lead with innovative, sustainable, and ethical practices.

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