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FW: Question about paper repellents

> Forwarded from a non-P2Tech subscriber...
Please cc any answers to her as well as to P2Tech, if relevant.

> I'm wondering if anyone knows why 3M suddenly dropped their paper
> repellent product  (FC-845).  FC-845 is a polymer-type fluorochemical
> oil/water repellent for paper products, such as wrapping  papers for
> hamburgers, Styrofoam cups and dog food bags. [P2 relevance: allows
> paper to be used for plastics in some applications]  3M calls their
> products Scotchban Paper Protectors.  (the paper version of
> Scotchgard).
> I understand that it's creating confusion in the market.   I'd
> appreciate any input about this.
> Mitsy Arimoto
> GlobalLINK 
> [SMTP:mitsy@compuserve.com]