Tag: water repellent

Attack of the killer detergent: The Nikwax Difference

October 22, 2013 2

It begins innocently enough. First, you figure what harm could it possibly do? I’ll wash my jacket just this once with my regular laundry detergent. Before long, that harmless “regular” laundry detergent has become a gateway to the serious stuff: fabric softeners, boosters, oxidizers… And your outdoor excursions become significantly less comfortable. We’re not out to…

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The Fine Art of Tailgating

August 29, 2013 0

The ball crosses into the End Zone. High fives and cheers surround you. Someone picks you up and raises you over the crowd. A cooler full of Gatorade pours down over your head. Wait a minute. That’s not Gatorade. You didn’t score the winning touchdown. You’re in the parking lot listening to the big game…

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Nikwax Supports Recent Greenpeace Report to Ban Harsh Chemicals

November 13, 2012 1

A recent study by Greenpeace reports on levels of perfluorinated compounds (also known as PFCs) used in the production of outdoor apparel. PFCs are bio-persistent chemicals that are linked to a range of human health problems (see selected bibliography for studies). Many companies use PFCs to add water repellent finishes to apparel and gear. Nikwax has been arguing against the use of…

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