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The lush greenery of the UK is due entirely to the rain that falls. But we do not always appreciate rain, especially because of the randomness with which it falls.

I remember my grandmother’s ritual of always doing the laundry on a Monday and of the little rhyme she used to mutter :-

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.

Whether we are walking in the hills, camping, or transporting materials on the back of a low-loader, we in the UK have to be constantly prepared for the rain. This means waterproof jackets, waterproof tents and waterproof tarpaulins.

Zirconium-wax emulsions made with zirconium acetate provide some of the highest quality laundry resistant wax finishes. The zirconium acts as a powerful anchor between the wax and the cotton base sheet.