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Published on Friday, 05 May 2017

Scientists claim non-fluorine oil repellency breakthrough

Written by John Mowbray

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NEW YORK - Scientists from Cornell University have filed a patent for a new environment-friendly, non-fluorine based way to make textiles oil resistant. The innovation has been developed in a cross-laboratory collaboration by Emmanuel Giannelis, professor of materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering, and Jintu Fan, professor and chair of the Department of Fibre Science & Apparel Design in the College of Human Ecology.