Abstract :

Flurochemicals have its applications in many fields, as in firefighting, electroplating and electronics industries. A number of novel approaches using flurochemicals in textile processing are a portent area for better marketing of textile goods. Value added finishing of textiles is a new development in textiles processing and these flurochemical finishes impart water repellency, oil repellency, soil repellency giving value addition to the textile substrate. Application of the flurochemical finish has been found to be versatile in nature and can also be used to make fluro-polymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, etc. In the recent times, C8 carbon atoms which was found to be carcinogenic in nature has been replaced by C6 and C4. C6 chemistry produces a byproduct called PFHA (perflurorohexanoic acid), which is supposed to be 40 times less bio accumulative than PFOA and found to be environment friendly.