From the beginning Nikwax has aimed to achieve more than just profit. By developing the first water-based waterproofing product, the founder's environmental ethic was and remains one of the company’s guiding mandates. Nikwax’s environmentally safe water based products prevent many tons of harmful solvents, aerosol propellants, and fluorocarbons, from entering the environment every year. Their water-based products offer higher concentrations of waterproofing agents than aerosol products… up to 5 times more concentrated. Nikwax doesn't require heat to activate water-repellency, unlike fluorocarbon products, therefore works even on garments that can not be tumble-dried. Prolongs the use of gear and keeps you dry and comfortable in wet weather.