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PRODUCT LITERATURE


SARAGUARD-5700 | Antifungal | Antimicrobial Agent


Product Information


Saraguard-5700 is a methanol free antimicrobial agent for finishing of all types of textile substrate. Saraguard-5700 can be applied by padding, exhaust, soaking and spraying methods. Saraguard-5700 is non-leaching antimicrobial agent. It is effective against broad spectrum of microbes. It shows antibacterial and antifungal activity by contact mechanism. Saraguard-5700 shows excellent antimicrobial activity on non-woven substrates also.


It can be applied by spray technique on the surface of shoes and packing box or paper to prevent mildew formation.

Key Features & Benefits

Key features

Benefits

Non-leaching

Durable to multiple home launderings

Broad spectrum

Works on all types of microbes such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Methicillin - Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Universal Suitable

for cotton, polyester, polyamide and acrylic

Concentrated

Moisture content less than 1%

General Characteristics


Physical appearance

: Colourless to yellow liquid

Ionic Nature

: Cationic

pH of 1% solution

: 5.5 +/- 1

Miscibility

: Miscible with water

Compatibility

: Compatible with cationic and nonionic products

Stability

: Stable to dilute acids and unstable to dilute alkalies

Application


Padding Process

Saraguard-5700

: 20-60 g/l

Saralink-ULF

: 30 g/l + 6 g/l MgCl2 (Optional,to improve extended durability)

Pick-up

: 65-70%

Bath pH

: 5.0-6.0

Drying

: 140-160 deg.C, 1 min. (all substrates)
120-130 deg.C, 60 sec. (polypropylene)

Exhaust process

Saraguard-5700

: 2-6 %

Bath pH

: 5.0-6.0

Bath Temp.

: 30-40 deg.C

Time

: 15-20 mins.


Precautions :


The product is supplied in the anhydrous form. The product to be diluted with water just before a treatment only when ready for processing of textiles. Once added to the pad bath / exhaust bath the stability of such a bath is limited; due to hydrolysis of the active ingredients in our antimicrobial leading to self cross linking. Hence, padding bath containing Saraguard-5700 should be used up in the shortest time possible, as extended storage of such bath would lead to formulation of insoluble particles which may settle as precipitation and reduces performance.


Kindly note that the product is readily dilutable and stored in anhydrous polar solvents like methanol, ethanol, iso-propyl alcohol or low molecular weight glycol like MEG or DEG.


Test Results :


- Cotton, polyester and their blended fabrics finished with 60 g/l Saraguard-5700 shows 80-95% reduction in bacterial count by AATCC-100 after 20 Home Launderings.


- Polyamide and acrylic fabrics finished with 60 g/l Saraguard-5700 shows 95-100% reduction in bacterial count by AATCC 100 method.


Instructions For Dilution


Procedure to prepare 5%, 10% & 20% Saraguard-5700

Dilution

5%

10% 20%

Saraguard-5700

12.5

25 50

Butyl Di-glycol

87.5

75 50

Total :

100

100 100

-Take Saraguard-5700 in dry vessel


-To this gradually add butyl di-glycol under constant stirring


-Continue stirring till homogenous product is obtained


Note :


Even one drop of water will polymerise the material so, care should be taken that there should not be water at any stage of dilution or during packing.


Precautions

Storage Store in cool, ventilated shed away from heat and direct sunlight. Storage temperature should not exceed 35 deg C.Close lids firmly to avoid contact with air and moisture.
Shelf Life 8 months from the date of manufacturing, if stored under controlled conditions