Durable Omni-Repellent (DOR)-treated fabrics, like those treated with EverShield, repel not only water, but also some hydrocarbon-based and low surface tension liquids like oils, food products, mud, concrete, ice, and others. This helps fabrics deflect these elements, which protects both the fabric and what’s underneath. Additionally, since the repellent is created with C6 chemistry with no VOCs, it has a smaller environmental impact over time.
In contrast, Durable Water-Repellent (DWR)-treated fabrics repel water and only a few other liquids. This leads to limited durability and makes them harder to wash when dirty. Created with C8 chemistry, this repellent also has a negative environmental impact that makes it the lesser of the two treatments.