Brand Assurance & Licensing
Teflon® fabric protector is supported by a global network of DuPont professionals and value-chain partners, who understand the apparel, home and contract textile segments and have the expertise to serve them. For more than a half a century, DuPont has created a wealth of knowledge, experience and ability that extends far beyond the reach of competitors. Found at more that 1,000 mills, Teflon® fabric protector is available for universal product and hassle-free sourcing.
DuPont™ Teflon® fabric protector is delivered to the textile industry through a 20-year alliance of DuPont and Huntsman Textile Effects (formerly Ciba Specialty Chemicals). This alliance focuses the two companies’ world-class science to meet customers’ demands for sustainable products with superior consumer performance. DuPont is the manufacturer of Capstone® repellent and stain release products which are the key ingredient in the fabric finishes sold by Huntsman. Huntsman sells these finishes and provides technical support, including system packaging of compatible softeners to fabric mills/finishers. Once performance and brand assurance criteria are met the product can be branded Teflon® fabric protector. As the owner of the Teflon® brand, DuPont is also responsible for marketing Teflon® fabric protector to retailers, brand houses and consumers.
Programs which promote the Teflon® fabric protector brand, including those that utilize DuPont supplied hangtags, customer created hangtags1, or on packaging1, must meet the following criteria:
The mill/finisher must have signed a Licensing Agreement for Teflon® fabric protector. To request a Mill/Finisher Agreement please click here.
DuPont based fluorochemical products (Zonyl®/Oleophobol®) sold by Huntsman must be applied to the fabric.
Global performance specifications must be met. Brand Assurance test data, conducted by Huntsman or approved testing laboratories, must be conducted. To request a DuPont Teflon® fabric protector Specification Book please contact us.
1 Brand houses and retailers who promote the Teflon® trademark and create promotional materials (i.e., hang tags, labels, packaging, ads, website etc.) in which the Teflon® brand or logo is used to promote their goods must sign a Trademark Usage Agreement with DuPont.
To request a Brand/Retailer Trademark Agreement please click here.