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Global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear


Easier, Safer, Drier

Nikwax manufactures high quality cleaning and waterproofing products. Nikwax prolongs the life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment.

Whether you work or spend your leisure time outside, Nikwax keeps you dry. Nikwax products are EASY to use. The products go exactly where needed; less product is wasted, saving you money. You can treat gear with Nikwax in your washing machine, by hand or by using our spray-on products.

Nikwax products are SAFE to use. No propellant gases, non-toxic, no fluorocarbons, environmentally safe. It’s WaterBased. By using Nikwax you can renew your gear and reduce the impact

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Nikwax News

15/07/2015 - New Down Wash Direct wins its first award

Our latest innovation has just won an OutDoor Award in the Sustainable Innovations category. Nikwax Down Wash Direct is a superior cleaner for treated hydrophobic down and regular down gear, that removes dirt, oils and contaminants, while revitalising insulation and restoring water-repellency.

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10/07/2015 - The best available technology can be eco-friendly!

Our latest Nikwax Hydrophobic Down has been launched to great acclaim, proving the best available technology can be environmentally friendly!

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05/02/2015 - Nikwax® Unveils New Down Wash Direct®

Nikwax, the global leader in outdoor aftercare, is excited to introduce Down Wash Direct®, the first aftercare product specifically designed to clean and maximise the performance of both regular untreated down and treated hydrophobic down.

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29/07/2014 - Nikwax becomes 'Sustaining Member' of EOCA

Nikwax is proud to be a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), and our commitment to the cause was further underlined by becoming one of the first ‘Sustaining Members’ at OutDoor in Friedrichshafen, Germany this July.

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23/04/2014 - Green Chemistry Wins Nikwax its Fourth Queens Award

Nikwax has today received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. The award is the UK’s highest accolade for business success. It celebrates companies which consistently develop products and management approaches that are commercially successful and deliver major benefits for the environment, society and the British economy.

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