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1. (WO2016057320) WATER-REPELLANT FIBROUS ARTICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/057320    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/053668
Publication Date: Fri Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: D06M 15/15
C08J 9/36
D06M 23/04
D06N 3/00
D06N 3/12
D06M 23/16
Applicants: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
Inventors: LI, Fan
OUSMAN, Erena Farah
SWOREN, John Christopher
Title: WATER-REPELLANT FIBROUS ARTICLE
Abstract:
A foam composition and a process to treat one surface of a fibrous article comprising at least one amphiphilic protein and at least one textile effect additive. The foam composition can impart oil and water repellency when a fluorinated additive is used. The foam composition can impart water repellency when a non-fluorinated additive is used. The described amphiphilic proteins can be hydrophobins. The density of the foam suitable for the process is from about 0.01 to about 0.5 grams per milliliters.