SARASOFT-EP

Sarasoft-EP | Polyethylene Emulsion

Product Information

Sarasoft-EP is a polyethylene emulsion specially developed for cotton and polyester cellulosic blends to impart a soft and bulky handle on the finished fabric. Sarasoft-EP when used along with Saralink-545 or Saralink-ULF, improves the tear and tensile strength of the treated fabrics with improvement in DP rating. It also improves sewability of the finished fabrics. Sarasoft-EP is also recommended for finishing of fabrics before emerising to ensure uniformity of treatment.

Key Features & Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Sewability improver
For finishing of knits & high value shirting for branded garments
Reduces tear & tensile strength loss
Ideal component for resin finishing
Economical
Recipe costs lower
General Characteristics
Physical appearance
 Light to dark yellow transluscent liquid
Ionic nature Nonionic
pH of 1% solution 8.5 +/- 1
Miscibility Miscible with water
Stability Stable to dilute acids and dilute alkalies
Compatibility  Compatible with cationic, anionic and nonionic products
Application

Padding process

1. Softnessfinish

  • Pick-up : 65-70%
  • Bath pH : 5.0-6.0
  • Drying : 130-160 deg.C

SUGGESTED RECIPES 

1.1. Cotton B/W

  • Sarasoft-EP : 20-30 g/l
  • Sarasoft-I : 20-30 g/l

1.2. High value cotton shirting

  • Sarasoft-EP : 10-30 g/l
  • Macrosoft-W : 10-15 g/l
  • Megatouch : 5-10 g/l

2. Wrinkle-free finish

  • Pick-up : 65-70%
  • Bath pH : 4.5-5.0

Suggested Recipes

2.1. P/V, P/C Suitings

  • Saralink-545 : 40-60 g/l
  • Sarasoft-EP : 20-30 g/l
  • Rucosoft-20 : 10-30 g/l OR
  • Sarasoft-1371: : 10-20 g/l
  • Mg Cl2 : 8-12 g/l
  • Shock Cure : 180-190 deg.C, 45-60 sec.

2.2 100% Cotton fabric

  • Saralink-ULF : 60-120 g/l
  • Sarasoft-EP : 20-40 g/l
  • Sarasoft-1371: 10-20 g/l
  • MgCl12 : 12-24 g/l
  • Citric acid : 0.3 g/l
  • Drying : 110-130 deg.C, (8-12% moisture content)
  • Curing : 150-160 deg.C, 5-6 mins.

3. Finishing of fabrics before emerising

  • Sarasoft-EP : 10-15 g/l
  • Pick-up : 65-70%
  • Bath pH : 5.5-6.0
  • Drying : 110-130 deg.C

Exhaust Process

  • Saralink-ULF : 6-12%
  • Sarasoft-EP : 2-3%
  • Sarasoft-1371 : 2-3%
  • Sarasoft-I : 1 %
  • MgCl2 : 1.2-2.4%
  • Bath pH : 4.5-5.0 (adjusted with citric acid)
  • Bath Temp. : R.T, 10-30 mins.
  • Drying : Hydroextract (65-70% moisture content), Tumble dry (10-15% moisture content)
  • Curing : 140-160 deg.C, 5-6 mins.

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.

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

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