GAC 2003 uses the most modern treatments and finishing to deliver advanced fabrics with outstanding functional properties.
GAC 2003 uses the most modern treatments and finishing to deliver advanced fabrics with outstanding functional properties.

What are Treatments?

In order to impart the required functional properties to the fiber or fabric, it is customary to subject the material to different types of physical and chemical treatments. For example, wash and wear finish for a cotton fabric is necessary to make it crease-free or wrinkle-free. In a similar way, mercerising, singeing, flame retardant, water repellent, waterproof, anti-static and peach finishing achieve various fabric properties desired by consumers.

Types of Treatments

3M™ Protective Material FC-226
Polygiene® Odor Control Technology

3M™ Protective Material FC-226

3M™ Protective Material FC-226 is a non-fluorochemical product that imparts durable water absorbency (wicking) and stain release properties to 100% polyester fabrics or yarns, These benefits can be seen on other synthetics such as nylon and acrylic, however the advantages are not as dramatic as on 100% polyester. FC-226 will, in some cases, marginally improve fabric softness and may enhance dye bath lubrication.

When fabrics are properly treated with FC-226, most stains are generally removed during one home laundering. For stubborn stains, additional washes may be required for complete stain removal.

Treatments: Scotchgard Protector 3M
Treatments: coldblack

coldblack®: Sun reflector – UV protector

In comparison to light colors, dark colors absorb more heat in direct sunlight. The heat absorption can be reduced to a minimum with coldblack®, which is the UVA- and UVB-protection textile finish from Schoeller Technologies. coldblack® reduces heat build-up and provides reliable protection from the sun’s rays. Consequently, the wear comfort of textiles can be noticeably improved.


Schoeller Technologies emphasizes innovation in terms of performance and sustainability. The coldblack® finish only contains bluesign® approved components. Properly applied, it allows a production with a minimum impact on humans and the environment.

Effective heat management

Many light-colored textiles offer poor protection from damaging UV rays when exposed to direct sunlight. The coldblack® technology guarantees a minimum protection of UPF 30 when applied to textiles* of any type and color, without affecting the look or feel of the product. As a result, textiles with coldblack® can make an effective contribution to protecting against harmful UV rays.

Dark-colored textiles absorb both visible and invisible sunlight, meaning both heat and light. In all types of textiles, coldblack® reduces this absorption of thermal radiation. This function is particularly effective in the case of darker colors. It results in a noticeably better heat management.

Treatments: coldblack reflects heat rays
Treatments: Polygiene stay fresh

Polygiene® Odor Control Technology

Clothes, footwear and gear stay fresh and last longer bluesign® approved Polygiene® permanent odor control technology is based on silver salt (silver chloride) made from recycled silver. It neutralizes odor by stopping the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi on the fabric.

Clothes, footwear and gear stay fresh and odor free, and can be worn several times before washing. Plus they last longer because excessive washing and bacteria never get the chance to break down the fibers. Polygiene has no effect on your skin and helps reduce your environmental footprint, too.

Wear More. Wash Less®

bluesign® approved – Demanding environmental certification with a life-cycle approach

Treatments: Polygiene explained