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The largest manufacturer of high-end paint protection released the most advanced hydrophobic formula for fabric protection, today (Thursday 11 January 2018).

Gtechniq, formulators of the hardest wearing ceramic coatings, have released a new formula of the ever-popular fabric protector, I1 Smart Fabric.

Even more hydrophobic than its predecessor, I1 Smart Fabric V2 leaves no remnants of a spillage and moisture simply falls off a coated surface. Laboratory testing reveals that I1 V2 repels water to the highest standard set by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) – ISO 5.

Rob Earle, Gtechniq manging director, spearhead for new product development, said: “We couldn’t be more impressed with our new formula, I’m not sure anything on the market will beat it. It’s ultra-hydrophobic and even more durable – the product remains at its full performance level after being washed on a 40 degree cycle, and even after five washes still performs better than our original product.

“The development in formula means customers can feel comforted that their cars are protected with the best, and spillages – whether it be milk from a baby’s bottle, or a coffee from Costa – will not stain or tarnish their carpeted surfaces or fabric seats.”

I1 Smart Fabric is available with, or without, added Biocote® antimicrobial technology. With added BioCote® treated surfaces will kill 99.9% of bacteria.

The technology behind I1 Smart Fabric makes ordinary fabrics waterproof and easy to clean. It can be used to prevent soaking, swelling or rotting on any fabric. From sails, tents and awnings, to your car’s soft top and interior.

Nano particles that make up I1 Smart Fabric coat each fabric fibre individually, leaving the texture unaffected, allowing the material to breathe. This means stale air will still be able to escape, while repelling water and and oil-based liquids.

I1 Smart Fabric is available from and all good independent detailing suppliers, at RRP £11.99 for 250ml.


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Notes to editors

Gtechniq was born out of pure science, the love of cars and the desire to create the best car care products, with a focus on protective coatings – the cornerstone of our success.

In 2004, scientists at Gtechniq created a superior line of products aimed at perfecting all car surfaces. And over the last 14 years, these products have been continually improved to provide a range that outshines and outlasts the competition.

Gtechniq’s line of surface preparation and finishing products are designed to clean, polish, and protect all automotive exteriors, in a way no traditional wax applications can match.

The Gtechniq range includes composite ceramic coatings, leather protection, fabric protection, wheel and trim protection, shampoos and much more. For more information about Gtechniq, or to find an Accredited Detailer, visit

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