SOFTCAT 175 | SOFONIL | FASTFIX EC | MEROSOL | TASILC - AS | TASILC - Silicone Emulsion FINWAX PA | TEXEMUL - MH | TEXPRINT 402 | DETANIL D PASTE | CAREWET-NEW
 
SOFTCAT 175

CATIONIC SOFTENER
CHEMICAL NATURE: Fatty acid amide

Properties
Appearance : Off white to cream coloured paste
Ionic nature : Cationic
Solubility : Dispersible in cold/warm water easily
Stability : Stable in mild acidic to neutral conditions

Applications
SOFTCAT 175 is a substantive type of Softener based on cation-active compounds and has been developed as softening agent for cotton and synthetics. Being a cationactive substance, SOFTCAT 175 should not be mixed with onion-active products like soaps, sulphonated oils, anion-active detergents, Turkey Red oil, Optical whitening agents, etc. It is readily dispersible in the rinsewater and rapidly absorbed on the fibre. This can be applied to the wet materials easily and produces a very soft and pleasing handle with a pliable and well lubricated surface on the goods.

Recommendations
SOFTCAT 175 paste should be 'creamed' with one to two times the weight of water (preferably worm) with stirring. After such creaming it can be diluted with manual stirring to a 10 or 20% stock solution with more water. SOFTCAT 175 may be applied by the padding method or by the exhaustion method. 1 to 2% SOFTCAT 175 on the weight of the goods may be used in the exhaustion method with sufficient time given for adequate exhaustion, usually 30 to 45 minutes. For employment by the padding method, treat with 2.5 to 20 gms./ litre of SOFTCAT 175.

 
 

SOFONIL

NON-IONIC SOFTENER
CHEMICAL NATURE:Fatty acid esters

Properties
Appearance : Off white poste
Ionic nature : Non-ionic
Dispersibility : Dispersible in water
Stability : Stable in hard water

Applications
SOFONIL is a non-ionic softening agent of high resistance to heat, which is especially suitable for the finishing of white goods. It does not affect the effect of optical whitening agents and also it does not yellow the treated goods on storing.

Recommendations
1 . PADDING METHOD: The amount of SOFONIL to be employed by the padding method usually depends on the type of finish and the effect desired; it is generally 5-20 gms./litre SOFONIL.

2. EXHAUSTION METHOD: On the winch and in yarn dyeing machines, the goods are treated for 15-20 minutes at 30-40'C with 1 to 3 gms./ litre SOFONIL. The exact amount depends on the effect required and the liquor should be as short as possible. Exhaustion can be improved by the addition of 0.5 - 1.0 gms./litre of Acetic acid (40%). But then this is likely to have some effect on the shade of dyeing or optical whitening agents. On the jigger, the amount required is 3 to 8 gms./ litre SOFONIL.

 
 

FASTFIX EC

CATIONIC DYE-FIXING AGENT

Properties
Appearance : Colourless Liquid
Ionic nature : Cationic
Solubility in water : Miscible in all proportions

Applications
FASTFIX EC is a cationic dye-fixing agent, miscible with water in all proportions, stable to acids and unstable to alkalies. It finds use as an after-treating agent for both reactive, direct dyed/printed goods to improve wet and perspiration fastness remarkably. The goods treated with FASTFIX EC will show minimum shade change and negligible loss in light fastness.

Recommendations
1 . The dyed fibre/yarn is to be treated with 1.5% to 3% of FASTFIX EC at 40'C (approximately) depending on the depth of the shade, based on weight of cloth as the final treatment.

2. The dyed fabrics can be treated with 2 to 4% FASTFIX EC on the weight of the goods in the padding mangle for fabrics.

 
 

MEROSOL

NON-CRESYLIC WETTING AGENT FOR MERCERISING
CHEMICAL NATURE: Sulphonated Alcohol

Properties
Appearance : Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Ionic nature : Anionic
Solubility : Easily miscible with alkalies
Stability : Stable to strong alkalies

Applications
MEROSOL is an excellent wetting agent to give a rapid and uniform penetration of strong alkaline solutions into cotton and polyester blends (Yarns/Fabrics) during mercerising process. The high wetting out properties of MEROSOL enables good mercerisation even in the grey stage, which enables the subsequent boiling treatment either to be eliminated or carried out for a short duration. This results in softer yarns. MEROSOL has additional usage of wetting in strong acidic solution and is also effective in solution containing suit upto 20%. It is a mercerising agent with reduced foaming.

Recommendations
Grey goods : 6 to 10 g/1
Boiled goods : 2 to 3 g/1
Coloured woven fabrics: 2 to 3 g/1

 
 

TASILC - AS

AMINO SILICONE
CHEMICAL NATURE:Amino Silicone Emulsion.

Characteristics
Appearance : Clear liquid
Ionic nature : Non-ionic
Solid Content (%) : 10 - 11
pH : 4.5 to 5.5
Shelf life : 6 months from the date of manufacture

Properties
TASILC AS is a speciality chemical, which is a new class of emulsion containing polymers with highly reactive cross linkable functional groups. This creates most softness, imparts increased tear strength, greater abrasion resistance while applied to both natural and synthetic fabrics.

Applications
TASILC-AS is diluted with soft warm water to the required concentration (10 to 20 gms/litre). This diluted emulsion is added to the padding though containing other additives and pH is adjusted to 5.5. After the fabric is treated for a reasonable time which is depending upon the process, it is dried to get a smooth soft feel to the fabrics.

Recommendations
1. To obtain soft lustrous finish on cotton fabric, the fabric should be padded through diluted emulsion of 'TASILC-AS' at a concentration of approximately 0.5% to 0.7% on weight of the material.
2. To obtain the above finish on synthetics, the fabric should be treated through a diluted emulsion of 'TASILC-AS' of a concentration between 0.25% to 0.5% on the weight of the material.

 
 

TASILC - Silicone Emulsion

CHEMICAL NATURE:Silicone emulsion.

Properties
Appearance : Milky white emulsion.
Ionic nature : Non-ionic

Applications
TASILC is an excellent silicone-based finishing softener/ repellent agent for cottons and polyester blends as well as nylon and its blends. It can be applied at lower dosage levels as a self-finish to confer softening effect and as a water-repellent for Cotton fabrics (fancy umbrella cloth) at higher dosage levels.

TASILC should always be applied in the bath along with a catalyst in right proportions and a final curing at 150 / 155'C for 4 mts. is recommended for an optimum and durable finish.

Recommendations
1. As a Soft finish: 20 to 30 gms./ litre in the padding bath or 1.5 to 2% on the weight of goods in terms of TASILC is recommended.

2. Water repellent finish: Mainly for cotton, polynosic and other blends. The goods are to be padded in a bath containing 60 to 80 gms./ litre of TASILC, with the required amount of catalyst. The dried goods (preferably on a stenter) are to be cured at 150 / 155'C for 4 mts.

3. In resin finishing: TASILC is a very useful additive in resin finishing as it gives a remarkably soft and supple handle in addition to improving the strength significantly. A dosage level of 20 gms./ litre of TASILC (together with the requisite quantity of catalyst) along with the resin and other auxiliaries is recommended.

 
 

FINWAX PA

WAX EMULSION
CHEMICAL NATURE:Paraffin wax emulsion

Properties
Appearance : Near White Emulsion
Ionic nature : Anionic
Dispersibiiity : Easily Dispersible in water
Stability : Stable to hard water

Applications
FINWAX-PA is a wax emulsion in the form of a near White emulsion, which disperses readily in water at working temperatures. FINWAX-PA is a very stable wax emulsion, which can be dispersed even in hard water. FINWAX-PA is anionic in character and is therefore compatible with other finishing ingredients such as starches, gums, glue, gelatine, sodium carboxy methyl cellulose, optical whitening agents etc. However, FINWAX-PA is not compatible with Cationic Softeners or Cation surface active agents. FINWAX-PA is widely used in the finishing of Cotton and Rayon fabrics as it imparts a soft and pleasing handle to the fabrics as well as excellent lustre to the finished fabrics, after calendering, it can be used either as a self finish or a combination with starches and gums to achieve the desired finish.

Recommendations
1. To obtain soft lustrous finishes on cotton fabrics, the fabric should be padded through an aqueous dispersion of FINWAX-PA at a concentration of approximately 0.5% to 1.5% on the weight of the finishing bath.

2. For obtaining soft supple and lustrous finishes on rayon fabrics, they should be padded through an aqueous dispersion of FINWAX-PA of a concentration between 0.25% and 0.5% on the weight of the finishing bath.

 
 

TEXEMUL - MH

This is a textile finishing agent, based on Polyvinyl Acetate Emulsion useful for Textile finishing where hard finish is required for cotton, linen, polyester, rayon and their blends. It imparts body, stiffness, dimensional stability and other desirable properties.

Properties
Appearance : White poste
Chemical nature :Based on Polyvinyl Acetate Emulsion and additives
Compatibility : Being non-ionic, compatible with cationic and anionic chemicals
Ionic nature : Non-ionic
Miscibility : Can be diluted with cold and hot water
Stability : Stable to acids and alkalis
Storage stability : 6 months if stored in normal temperature
TEXEMUL-MH imports body, weight and drape to textile fabrics. Finishes obtained with this product are outstanding in transparency

This is a thermoplastic resin and it produces semi-permanent finishes which satisfy normal requirements of laundering. The wash fastness of the finishes can be enhanced by incorporating other thermosetting resins in the finish.

Finishing Bath Preperation
TEXEMUL-MH is applied as the lost wet operation in the finishing process. This is applied from a both of finishing composition and the goods are impregnated by padding or similar techniques.
The liquor bath is prepared by first diluting the emulsion with 5-10 times its volume of cold or warm water. The additions are being made gradually with constraint stirring to obtain a uniform dispersion. The diluted emulsion is then thinned with more wate; to the required concentration, which depends on the resin pick-up desired on the good and also on the wet expression of the mangle.
In general, the emulsion concentration of the padding liquor may vary between 1% and 10% depending on the finish required.

Application
This product is normally applied for padding with a squeeze of 60-70 the temperature of the padding solution varying between 25'C and 70'C, depending upon the wettability of the goods. Other application methods in which jigger is also possible. After padding, the goods are dried at temperature above 80'C on starter or drying cylinders, when drying on cylinders, it is recommended to wrap the first few cylinders with cloth. If calendering is required before folding and packing, then worm calendering is preferable in view of the thermoplastic nature of TEXEMUL-MH as the finish may stick to the calendar rollers.

 
 

TEXPRINT 402

TEXTILE PRINTING BINDER
CHEMICAL NATURE: Homopolymer and copolymer resin emulsions based on acrylic and vinyl monomers

Properties
Appearance : Off white to bright milky emulsion
Ionic nature : Neutral to slightly alkaline
Dispersibility : Dispersible in water

Applications
TEXPRINT 402 is a Textile Printing Binder which has got very wide usage in Textile Printing Industry. This is suitable for Screen Printing, Flat bed and Rotary printing. This finds application in Pigment printing/padding methods.

Recommendations
Formulation of Printing Paste : This is the first stage in this solvent based Printing system. TEXPRINT 402 is to be mixed with either Mineral Turpentine Oil or Kerosene slowly, with continuous stirring (mechanical stirring is preferred to get a homogeneous paste) till the ratio reaches to about 1:7 along with Urea, DAP and catalyst. The homogeneous mix can be achieved by thorough and gentle beating by the stirrer. The quantum of additives like Urea, DAP and Catalyst and ratio will change depending upon the desired viscosity and end use.

Finally the paste is mixed with Pigments and Fixer in required quantities and then printed on the fabric either manually or by machine. TEXPRINT 402 gives very bright and fine prints with very good wash fastness and rubbing fastness to the prints.

 
 

DETANIL D PASTE

ANIONIC DETERGENT - WETTING AGENT

Properties
Appearance : Off white smooth paste
Ionic nature : Anionic
Stability : Stable in all proportions in water

Applications
DETANIL D PASTE is a highly effective surface active agent of exceptional merit. It
is a powerful anionic detergent and wetting agent in paste form. It is very economical in the processing of various fibres and has exceptional wetting properties and high detergent characteristics. It is a non-tonic and non-irritating detergent. It has good stability in weakly acidic and alkaline media.

Recommendations
1. 1 to 2% of DETANIL D PASTE on the weight of the fabric can be used for souring of rayons, nylons, polyester and its blends, etc.

2. 0.1 to 0.25% of DETANIL D PASTE on the weight of the woolen material gives excellent performance in milling operations.

3. 0.5 to 1.0% of DETANIL D PASTE on the weight of grey fabric in presence of 0.5% soda ash gives exceptionally good results in scouring.

4. DETANIL D PASTE can also be used for the scouring and cleaning of leather.

 
 

CAREWET-NEW

CAREWET-NEW is a high quality ALKYL PHENOL (NONYL PHENOL) Ethylene Oxide condensate (Based on 9.5 moles) with wide range of applications in Textile Industries as follows:
Wetting agent - Scouring agent & Desizing agent
Sizing agent - Bleaching and emulsifying agent

Solubility
Soluble in water at all concentrations. Gel formation occurs when concentration approaches 50%. No gel formation takes place at 50'C. Soluble in aromatic solvents and insoluble in mineral oil.
1. CAREWET-NEW is practically neutral in character.
2. CAREWET-NEW is a high temperature detergent and wetting agent practically in the presence of high concentrations of alkaline and electrolytes.
3. CAREWET-NEW is extremely stable to high concentration of electrolytes.
4. CAREWET-NEW is an excellent emulsifier and dispersing agent for pigments and resins.
5. CAREWET-NEW is compatible with glue, dextrins, casein and with both anionic and cationic auxiliaries.

Properties
Chemical nature : Alkyl Phenol (Nonyl Phenol) ethylene oxide Appearance
Appearance : Colourless, clear liquid
Cloud point (1% of aq.soln.) : 55'C - 60'C
Specific gravity at 25'C : 1.045
pH of 1% aq.solution : 6.5 to 75
Refractive index at 25'C : 1.49
Pour point : 3'C
Freezing point : 0.5 to 1 'C
Surface tension (0.1% aq.soin. at 25'C) : 30 dynes/cm.
Interfacial tension (0.1% with mineral oil) : 2.9 dynes/cm.
Ionic nature : Non-ionic
Smell : Slightly Ethoxylate smell
Solubility : Freely soluble in water
Wetting power : 8 to 1 0 secs.

Applications
It may be dissolved in water to the required strength and processed by dipping the yarns, fabrics, etc.