Created in 2011, the Pr. Phobe laboratory of the Ben Touch Group aims to discover and market, through its directly integrated team of researchers, new innovative and ecological surface protection products to improve the daily lives of everyone.
The laboratory, specialising in new technologies, initially developed several innovative products in the home improvement sector: colourless water-proof, antifoam and hydro-oil water proofing. Another range of protection, cleaning and surface maintenance products has also been launched for the general public, traders and B2B manufacturers.
The revolutionary waterproofing Pr. Phobe Textiles & Leather, launched in April 2016 at the Foire de Paris, is now present in several hundred sales outlets in France. In addition, many mass-market stores have already announced their desire to add the product to their shelves in 2019.
After more than 5 years of research, the laboratory’s researchers have also developed other innovative surface protection solutions, including the Anti-Graffiti range for glazing, plaster, concrete or stone.
The sites of Pr. Phobe:
- pro.pr-phobe.com : presentation of products and ranges of Pr. Phobe.
- pr-phobe.com : general public site presenting the product “Textile waterproofing and leather”
- smartwindows.pr-phobe.com : presentation of the innovative product smartwindows of pr-phobe
- antigraffiti.pr-phobe.com : presentation of the innovative product antigraffiti of pr-phobe
Innovate by taking inspiration from nature
Our researchers have taken inspiration from nature to create innovative ranges of protection and surface functionalization. For example, drops of water that pearl on lotus leaves inspired our hydrophobic products.
A first innovation, already a success
The first product to come out of the lab for the public audience is “Textile and Leather Waterproofing”, already distributed in nearly 500 stores in France.
The aim of the laboratory is to respond precisely to demands for protection: the industrial cleaning sector, for example on public buildings, will find great interest in anti-graffiti products and self-cleaning glazing.
Integration in an industrialization process
Formulas developed in the Pr. Phobe Laboratory can be integrated on demand with industrial manufacturing processes to add value to products.
The research laboratory
ranges of products
years of research
treated pairs of shoes
with a bottle of 100ml
stores in France