A year after Schoeller Technologies AG and Clariant International Ltd. joined forces to distribute NanoSphere finishing technology, the number of partners almost quadrupled, rising from 12 to 47. The range of countries now includes China, Germany, France, India, Italy, Columbia, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey as well as the USA.
Furthermore, in May 2008, the two companies announced an adjustment of the formula. As a result, the “new” NanoSphere is free of PFOA and PFOS. NanoSphere is applied by such brands as Arcteryx, Bestard, BMW, Bush, Canada Goose, Cloudveil, Dakine, Holden Outerwear, Incase, Journey Light, Magma, Mammut, Mountain Equipment Co-op, NanoPet, New Balance, Quiksilver, Reebok, Ships, Simms, SBB (Swiss Railway), Steiff, Trangoworld, TRG and Westcomb as well as many others.