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Textile Shoes and BagFootwear
This product is a water repellent shoe. It includes a hydrophobic coating manufactured by cold plasma technology. Plasma coating (created by cold plasma process which is a nano-manufacturing one) can restructure the topography of the surface of many fibers and fabrics (nanoscale roughness) by creating functional groups leading to enhancement of hydrophobicity. 2000 cycle abrasion according to ISIRI 1521 (textile - Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method) was used to evaluate water repellent stability of this product.
Water ingress into shoes can lead to bad feeling of soaked feet and socks, rotting of internal components, a reduction in material strength (for example, contributing to sole bond failures), bacterial growth and associated bad odors, and significant weight increase due to retained water. Therefore, it is necessary for shoes to become water repellent. Nowadays, hydrophobic coatings are used remarkably in shoe manufacturing. Nano-structured surfaces can be engineered to create specific properties. Novel plasma coating treatments have now been developed that can restructure the topography of the surface of many fibers and fabrics (nanoscale roughness) by creating functional groups leading to enhancement of hydrophobic property.