ECOFLUID-23

Ecofluid-23 | Silicone Fluids

Product Information

Ecofluid-23 is a high viscosity diamino polydimethyl siloxane fluid.Ecofluid-23 is considered to be an ideal softening agent for cotton,woven/knits and its blends. Ecofluid-23 emulsion imparts soft, drapable and elastic handle on treated substrates. It improves the crease recovery angle, sewability, tear strength, abrasion resistence and wash and wear properties of treated substrates. The effects are reasonably durable to washing and dry cleaning.

Key Features & Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Durable
Reasonably durable to washing and dry cleaning
Multi-functional
Imparts softness and also improves sewability and tear strength and reduces abrasion loss
General Characteristics
Physical appearance
Colourless to pale yellow, clear/hazy viscous liquid
Specific Gravity at 25 deg.C
0.98 +/- 0.02
Refractive index
1.403-1.409
Application

Padding process

  • Dosage : 15-20 g/l (30% emulsion)
  • Pick-up : 65-70%
  • Bath pH : 5.0
  • Drying & Curing : 180 deg.C, 30-45 secs.

Exhaust process in a winch or garment machine

  • Dosage : 1.5-2% (30% emulsion)
  • Bath pH : 5.0
  • Bath Temp : 20-40 deg.C, 20-30 mins.
  • Drying : Hydro extract

Instructions For Dilution

Emulsification :

It can be easily emulsified into a stable micro emulsion by medium to high shear force mixer.

Typical formulation for micro-emulsion


Weight parts
Ecofluid-23 18.0
* TDA 6 mole 7.0
* TDA 9 mole 5.0
Water-1 15.0
Water-2 20.0
Acetic acid
0.3-0.4
Water-3
35.0
Butyl di-glycol
1-2 (co-surfactant, if necessary)

* TDA: Tridecyl alcohol ethoxylate

Method :

  • Take Ecofluid-23 & surfactants in an SS vessel and stir for 20-25 mins
  • Add water-1 gradually under constant stirring and stir for 30 mins.
  • Add water-2 and stir for 20 mins.
  • Add water-3 and acetic acid; mix and stir for further 10-15 mins.
  • Add 1-2% co-surfactant if necessary.
  • Testing

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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