By nature, man is not made for water, rain and snow. nanoCare sees things differently. And provides solutions for textiles that promise protection and comfort. Not only for clothing, but also for wood and stone. Just everything that has to withstand the weather.
Waterproofing in everyday life? Usually come to mind when it is too late. In rain, storm and sleet. When your clothes, boots and jackets are soaking wet. If you are a nature lover, you are probably even more familiar with this topic. If you are looking forward to your holiday on the campsite for months, you hope for good weather with lots of sunshine. If it rains for days on end during your well-earned holidays, life in a tent will become a nuisance. Especially when it rains in the tent in some places.
Once it has rained, cats, birds and deer dry out faster than you can look. With waterproofing products of the nanoCare brand you can do the same.
Drops and splashes do not matter, a shower does, heavy rain even more so. Don't turn outdoor into an adventure
Hygienic and smart
Where cleanliness is of utmost importance, waterproofing by means of the dirt-repellent impregnation does the best job. No matter whether on stone or textiles.
The second wooden bark
If the wood is bare, UV rays and moisture threaten benches, tables or chairs. Waterproofing protects. Like a new bark
Timely provision is the motto. Experienced campers take meticulous care to ensure that their canvas villa is freshly waterproofed before departure and check the results before starting out on your holiday. They set up the tent in the garden or in the yard and check it during a land rain or under the garden hose. Once the waterproofed fabric has passed the endurance test to your satisfaction, the tent is dried thoroughly before it is properly folded and stowed in the boot
Basically, everyone knows that waterproofing plays an important role in all outdoor activities. Hiking boots, jacket and rucksack must be waterproof so that you are not dependent on the weather god for longer tours. Cyclists, climbers and anglers place similar demands on their clothing and equipment
Even if you rarely leave the big city, you probably use waterproofed items more often than you realise. Textile shoes or leather boots that you wear in the office or in the evening on your way to the cinema or disco should be largely waterproof. Who wants to spend hours with wet shoes and socks and risk catching a cold?
Umbrella, anorak, satchel or backpack - these and many other items we use every day are made of materials that are water-permeable in their original state. To keep moisture and dirt out, they are usually waterproofed by the manufacturer. On the outside, this layer is hardly visible. Through daily use and regular cleaning, the protective layer gradually becomes thinner, has gaps and is therefore ineffective.
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Jackets for the way to the office or university are often waterproofed by the manufacturer. The water-repellent layer is indispensable in functional clothing for various outdoor activities: trekking, hiking or mountaineering.
High-quality clothing is provided with DWR waterproofing by the manufacturer. DWR is the abbreviation for 'durable water repellent'. Unfortunately, even such a high-quality waterproofing is not as durable as the name promises. Your textile will be as water-repellent as on the first day with nanoCare.
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The leather shoe is the classic. Leather shows a sense of style and is very hard-wearing. The disadvantage: leather is naturally permeable to water, in fact it is actually water-attractive (hydrophilic). If leather is tanned, not all pores are sealed. Especially with shoes it is all about breathability. An advantage that becomes a nuisance in wind and weather. The waterproofing gives leather a water-repellent function. Hydrophilic becomes hydrophobic. When it rains, spherical drops are formed and the water rolls off.
• Leather becomes water-repellent, waterproofing are invaluable especially for suede leather.
• Water is often also a carrier of dirt, impurities do not penetrate into the leather after waterproofing.
• Waterproofing preserves the colour and extends the durability of the leather.
Leather protection from nanoCare is available with Nanoflex L-Care
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If you are the proud owner of a cabriolet, you should include the protective roof of your vehicle in your regular maintenance. Whether the roof should be waterproofed at certain intervals depends on the material used. Modern convertible tops are made of plastics that can withstand a drive through an automatic car wash without any problems.
The use of high-pressure jets is taboo. Instead, you should clean the roof by hand with a soft brush if bird droppings or other aggressive soiling is to be removed. Textile tops must be re-waterproofed from time to time.
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More and more people wear shoes made of textile materials during sports, leisure time and everyday life. These shoes have excellent wear properties, but must be carefully waterproofed to make them waterproof from the outside. At the same time, breathability must be guaranteed so that sweat is reliably removed. To solve this conflict, membranes have been developed with which many shoe models are already equipped today. The attractive appearance and waterproofing of these shoes is also ensured by waterproofing agents such as Nanoflex THD, Tex2 or L-Care also ensure the attractive appearance and waterproofness of these shoes.
Modern satchels are also made of high-quality textile materials. These materials are characterised by their low weight and yet are extremely robust and hard-wearing.
Parents pay more attention to the usage characteristics and also check how easy-care satchels or school backpacks are. This is quite justified, because these utensils have to withstand a lot of strain. If the surfaces are carefully waterproofed, notebooks and books will still stay dry.
Natural stones have charm and enjoy great popularity. Unfortunately, the surfaces of natural stones quickly become porous and thus susceptible to soiling. By waterproofing a significant improvement can be achieved.
Compared to a complete sealing of the surface, waterproofing with Nanoflex AG 1-4 or Nanoflex TPM has the advantage that moisture can be absorbed and released to a limited extent. This has a positive effect on the room climate, for example.
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Whether wooden stairs, benches or garden tables. Penetrating moisture is a major source of danger for wood. Inside, wood swells and cracks can develop. In addition, there is a long-term risk of mould and fungal attack. If the wood is waterproofed no moisture can get into the interior.
nanoCare works. If you are looking for an agent to waterproof a specific application, you can choose from several products. All waterproofing products position themselves as a sustainable and high-performance solution in the field of textile finishing and building material care.
The revolutionary thing about it: With its product portfolio nanoCare eliminates the disreputable fluorocarbon technologies of the competition; and in passing it increases the performance once again. With less chemistry. When it comes to oleophobia, hydrophobia and dirt repellence, nanoCare delivers state-of-the-art solutions that pay off
Modified silica coating for oil, water and dirt repellence on all fibre types and leathers, as an alternative to fluorocarbon technologies
- nanoflex THD
Hyper-branched polymer for highest oil, water and dirt repellency on all fibre types and leathers, as an alternative to fluorocarbon technologies
- Nanoflex L-Care
Hyper-branched, PFC-free polymer for highest water and dirt repellency on all fibre types and leather
- Nanoflex DWR C0-ECO
Sustainable care product based on renewable raw materials for highest water and dirt repellence on leather
- Nanoflex Wash-On New
Washable waterproofing agent based on hyper-branched polymers for oil, water and dirt repellency on all fibre types and leather, as an alternative to fluorocarbon technologies
- Nanoflex Wash-On C0
Washable waterproofing agent based on hyper-branched polymers Water and dirt repellent on all fibre types and leather, as an alternative to fluorocarbon technologies
- Nanoflex Repel-ECO
Highly effective system for the industrial finishing of all fibre types for highly wash-resistant water repellency and soil repellency of water-based stains.
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Waterproofing is a process in which porous materials are saturated or coated with a suitable agent. Examples of porous materials that can be waterproofed are textiles, paper, wood, leather, concrete or natural stones. As you can see, there is more to it than just outdoor. The aim of this treatment is to change the functional properties of the materials so that they become more water-repellent, last longer and require less maintenance.
- Waterproofing means textile finishing. The hydrophobic effect makes you and your clothes weatherproof. The water simply runs off you.
- Leather stays young longer. The water also escapes here and you save expensive creams.
- Even stones benefit. From now on, waterproofed surfaces are immune to weathering and soiling.
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Colloquially, waterproofing is used when agents are applied to clothing, shoes, tents, convertible tops or natural stone. The aim of this treatment is to improve the functional properties of the articles. In most cases, spray or care products are intended to ensure that the surface becomes dirtier less quickly and repels water
An waterproofing layer protects textiles, leather or other materials from environmental influences. In this way, rainwater is prevented from beading off the surface and from penetrating textiles or leather. Protection against soiling also plays a role in waterproofing for many applications (cabriolets, shoes, tents). The latest developments include highly effective waterproofing agents that provide UV protection to weatherproof textiles (awnings, sun sails, parasols and tents).
Shoes, clothing, tent and other everyday items need regular and good care. This also includes waterproofing from time to time. To save costs and time, however, you should not overdo it. If you are unsure whether a part needs to be waterproofed, do a simple test. Put a drop of water on the material. If the drop rolls off, the surface is still sufficiently protected.
Caution is advised with shoes made of patent leather and imitation leather. To be on the safe side, you should first try out the waterproofing spray on a small, invisible part of a shoe.
With Wash-Ins (waterproofing agents that are put into the washing machine) you waterproofed a jacket with a minimum of work and time. However, in order not to impair breathability, it is better to work with a spray
The drying time depends on the composition and thickness of the coating. Most products feel superficially dry after 30 minutes. It is better to wait 24 hours before using shoes or clothing.
Many modern impregnating agents contain chains of molecules that align themselves under the influence of heat. If the impregnating effect should fade after frequent washing of a garment, the protective layer may be reactivated in the tumble dryer or by using an iron or hairdryer because of the effect mentioned above. Always follow the manufacturer's care instructions! After the reactivation attempt, check the repellent effect as described under point 3 of the FAQ
Yes, even these high-quality shoes should be treated with a high-quality impregnating agent. Clean the shoes carefully. Often rinsing with clear water is sufficient. Then apply shoe polish or waterproofing spray and allow the product to dry well before wearing
Shoes made of rough leather (colloquially also called suede shoes) look chic and are characterized by a pleasant wearing comfort. In order to maintain its attractive appearance for a long time, this material needs careful care. Under no circumstances should you apply shoe cream! The product of choice is a special impregnation spray for suede. It cares for and impregnates the shoes at the same time
Spray is most often used to maintain and refresh the protective layer. In principle, impregnation sprays work in the same way as other propellant gas sprays, which have been used for many years in the cosmetics or household cleaning sector, for example. The advantage of these products is that they are really uncomplicated to use and the applied impregnating agents dry very quickly after application. One pressure on the spray head is sufficient to create a fine mist. During application, it is important to ensure that the impregnation spray is evenly distributed over the entire surface
Occasionally impregnators are also offered as liquids. Usually these are then filled into a pump spray bottle. The liquid is pressed through a nozzle by hand, so that the liquid is finely atomised and can be applied evenly to the surface to be impregnated, for example
These agents are especially suitable for smaller things with smooth surfaces such as bags. Unlike the classic spray, they do not create a mist but a foam. In order to distribute this foam as evenly as possible, it is recommended to use a small sponge.
Care with modern wash-ins is even easier than impregnation spray. These products are especially suitable for clothing. The impregnating agent is placed in the compartment for fabric softener before starting the washing machine. After washing and rinsing, the agent is distributed evenly over the entire garment. This allows you to impregnate even those areas that are hardly ever hit by a spray. The disadvantage is that the lining fabric is also impregnated. This reduces the breathability of the jacket or coat.
Which technology is used in a specific case usually depends on the size of the article and the nature of the surface. For large objects such as tents, awnings, parasols or convertible tops, a spray proves to be practical. Spray is also recommended for shoes made of leather or textile materials, because even hard-to-reach grooves can be easily treated with the fine mist. Spray foam is recommended for bags and suitcases. Jackets, coats and trousers for outdoor activities can be impregnated quickly and with minimal effort in the washing machine. If the breathability of these clothes is not to be impaired, a spray is preferable