FLEXDYE-ELA

Flexdye-ELA | Improves Depth of Elastane

Product Information

Flexdye-ELA is a new dyeing auxiliary which improves the depth of shade of elastane (EL) portion in blends with PA/EL. It enables to achieve a higher quality of Black dyed PA/EL by providing higher build-up and high wet fastness property.

Flexdye-ELA solves the problem of "Grin through" of the undyed elastane fibre. Flexdye-ELA is especially recommended for elastic knits for lingerie, swim and sportswear and high-value athletic apparel.

Key Features & Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Improves depth of shade of elastane (EL) fibre in blends with Polyamide (PA)
Solves the problem of "Grin through of undyed elastane fibre
Develops solid dyeing on elastane (EL)
No adverse effect on wet fastness
Has no effect on light fastness
Ensures stable and reproducible shades
General Characteristics
Physical appearance
Colourless clear liquid
Ionic nature Nonionic
pH of 1% solution 7 +/- 1
Miscibility Miscible with water
Stability Compatible with anionic, cationic and nonionic products
Compatibility Stable to dilute acids and dilute alkalies
Application

Step-1 : Pretreatment

Flexdye-ELA is applied initially in an acid bath at 50 deg.C for 20 min prior to dyeing.

  • Flexdye-ELA : 1-2%
  • Acetic acid : 1%
  • Bath pH : 4.5 deg.C
  • Temp. : 50
  • Time : 20 mins.

Step-2 : Dyeing

No need to drain the pretreatment bath. Dyeing can be performed in the same bath.

Note:

For a critical case of poor compatibility, it is recommended to drain the pretreatment bath and start the dyeing in a fresh bath.

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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