Final-Shield Fact Sheet

Product Information


Final-Shield™ is an advanced stage liquid fluoropolymeric treatment designed to protect fabrics and carpeting from waterborne, oil borne, and soil borne mediums.

Final-Shield™ is not a surface coating. It is an example of the latest chemical technology utilizing cross linking of fluoropolymers to fibers. Each fiber is infused with millions of "string like" fluorochemical "umbrellas" that surround each fiber in a protective barrier. The protection does not readily break down with use or with cleaning, thus giving an extremely long lasting protective affinity to the fiber structure.

Final-Shield™ becomes an inherent part of the fibers, effectual to water, oil, and soil resistance on fiber structures. Final-Shield's protection is uniform throughout each fiber. It is important to note the Final-Shield does not change the breath-ability of the fiber.

Final-Shield's™ additional benefits impart greater abrasion and fade resistance to the fabrics and carpeting, thereby causing them to retain their new appearance longer, with no change of color, texture, or flame rating.

Final-Shield™ has been tested in accordance with accepted industry methods to evaluate its performance and safety, both alone, and in comparison with other known products. The following information is based on summaries of these findings.

FINAL-SHIELD™ - Results of Independent Laboratories Testing

All Final-Shield™ upholstery and carpet protection products offered by Timmins Enterprises, Inc. are products that are comprised of complex fluoropolymers that permanently bind to carpet and upholstery fibers. All fabric protective products were tested against three leading protective products, one a fluorocarbon, and two silicone products.


Upholstery and carpeting is protected with a clear, odorless, fluoropolymer barrier that surrounds fibers from top to bottom. Protective products are designed to provide superior resistance to soil, water-borne liquids, and oil based matter. Samples of Nylon Velour, Rayon Velour, Cotton, Cotton Velvet, Rayon Velvet, Cotton/Rayon, Wool, and Carpet samples were treated and permitted to air dry for three days at room temperature. Upon proper application and sufficient drying time, treated fabrics were then stained with mustard, oil, cola, tomato juice, and coffee. After three hours, the stained areas were blotted and wiped with a damp cellulose sponge.

Timmins Enterprises, Inc.

5 Michigan Drive

The Annex - Natick, MA 01760

Phone: (508) 655-0011 ~ (781) 237-2345