ECOGUARD-EF

ECOGUARD-EF | Fluorine Free Water Repellent

Product Information

Ecoguard-EF is a fluorine-free speciality product for water repellency and rainproofing for cellulosic and its blends. Ecoguard-EF gives best results on 100% cellulosic fabrics with a spray rating of 90-100. The performance of Ecoguard-EF is very close to C6 fluorochemicals in terms of water repellency and durability. It imparts sewability and also provides better resistance to abrasion and tear

Key Features & Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Flourine free
Fulfills requirement of leading retailers viz. M&S and H&M
Performance
Close to C6 fluorochemicals in terms of water repellency and durability
Durable
Withstands multiple home launderings
Handle and breathability
soft handle and ideal for outdoor wear
Cost-effective
Economical
General Characteristics
Physical appearance
Off-white to White liquid
Ionic nature Nonionic to weakly cationic
pH of 1% solution 5 +/- 1
Miscibility Miscible with water
Stability Stable to dilute acids and dilute and dilute alkalies
Compatibility Compatible with cationic and nonionic products
Application
Dosage
40-100 g/l - Cellulosic fabric 
60-120 g/l - POlyester and blends (depending on requirement)
Pick Up
65-70%
Bath pH
6.0-7.0
Drying
120 deg.C, 2 min.
Curing
145-150 deg.C, 3 min. and 170 deg.C for 40 sec.

* In case of polyester, at maximum pick up, curing at temperature 145-150 deg.C gives better spray rating.

* In case of polyester and P/W fabric, it is recommended to wash fabric with 0.5-1 g/l Celldet-R (Non-ionic wetting agent) before finishing.

Exhaust process for cotton fabrics

Dosage
4-10%
Bath pH
6.0 - 7.0
Bath Temp.
R.T. to 40 deg.C, (1 deg.C/min.)
Time
30-40 min. at 40 deg.C
Drying/Curing
110 deg.C, 3 min. / 15 deg.C, 3 min. OR 170 deg.C for 40 sec
Note
  • Preliminary trials are recommended before bulk processing.
  • To get very good results with Ecoguard-EF, pick up should be more than 70%
  • The curing temperature should be 160 deg.C and above.
  • If curing temperature 160 deg.C and above cannot be maintained then minimum 145 deg.C temperature for curing is recommended.
  • If results are not upto the mark, then re-curing will help to get better results.
  • Ecoguard-EF is suitable with Deca based FR products but it is not to be used with phosphorous based and APP (Ammonium Phosphophate) based FR products.
  • Before finishing with Ecoguard-EF, it is better that fabric is not hot but cooled down.
  • Addition of Saraline-FI along with Ecoguard-EF will stabilize the bath and which in turn will minimize roller build-up if any.

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: 9 months from the date of manufacturing, if stored under controlled conditions.

The above information is given in good faith and is without warranty