FIXANOL (CONC).

Fixanol (CONC). | Formaldehyde Free Dye-Fixing Agent

Product Information

Fixanol (Conc). is a polyamine-based non-formaldehyde cationic dye-fixing agent for reactive dyes and direct dyes. Due to its unique characteristics, it not only improves wash fastness, particularly staining on multifibre but also improves fastness to perspiration and fastness to water contact. Fixanol (Conc). shows a minimum effect on light fastness and on the shade of the treated material. Fixanol (Conc). can be applied by exhaust as well as pad application.

Key Features & Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Formaldehyde free
Suitable for Oekotex and baby wear
Concentrated
Economical
Minimum effect on shade and light fastness
Rematching not require
Handle
No adverse effect on handle of the fabric
Versatile
Suitable for exhaust and pad application 
Combined dye-fixing and finishing possible
General Characteristics
Physical appearance
Pale yellow to light brown clear to hazy viscous liquid
Ionic nature Cationic
pH of 1% solution 6 +/- 1
Miscibility Miscible with water
Stability Stable to dilute acids and unstable to dilute alkalies
Compatibility Compatible with cationic and nonionic products
Application

1.Exhaust application:

After thorough soaping to remove hydrolysed reactive dyestuff from dyed or printed material, treat in a fresh bath with below recipes :

  • Fixanol (Conc). : 0.3-0.8%
  • Bath pH : 5-5.5
  • Bath Temp : 40 deg.C
  • Time : 15-30 min

If finishing with a cationic softener is to be carried out in the same bath, it is recommended to first carry out dye-fixing with a 1/3rd quantity of required Fixanol (Conc). under the above conditions followed by cationic softener in the same bath under the same conditions for 15-20 mins. followed by addition of a remaining quantity of Fixanol (Conc). in the same bath and treatment to be carried out for further 15-20 min.

Continuous application:

  • Fixanol (Conc). : 3-8 g/l
  • Pick-up : 65-70%
  • Bath pH : 5-5.5
  • Drying : 130-170 deg.C

Continuous Soaper

  • Fixanol (Conc). : 3-8 g/l

In the last chamber, pH 5-5.5 with acetic acid, at 35-40 deg.C

Removal of a dye-fixing agent from dyed fabric :

Take 0.5-1% Celldet-R and treat the dye fixed fabric at 95 deg. C for 20-30 min and drain the bath.


Cold wash for 10 min and drain.

Adjust the bath pH 4.5-5.0 using acetic acid and run for 5 min to ensure the bath pH 4.5-5.0 then add

2.0-3.0% Saragen-SO

1.0-1.5% Sarakol-RDL


Treat at 85-90 deg. C for 20-30 min and drain the bath.

Hot wash at 70 deg. C for 10 min and drain the bath.


Cold wash for 10 min and drain.

Instructions For Dilution

Procedure to prepare 40% Fixanol (Conc).

  • Take 50 parts of Fixanol (Conc).
  • To this, add 50 parts of DM water
  • Stir at 200-300 rpm for 30-45 min. using turbo stirrer to obtain a clear liquid.

Note:

On storage, brownish particles may tend to settle down and the colour of the product tends to change from yellow to whitish brown. All this does not have any reflection on the performance of the product. Please stir before use.


Preservation: It is recommended to add 0.1% Bronopol (2-Bromo, 2-nitropropane, 1,3-diol) or Methyl Paraben (methyl para hydroxy benzoate) as an antimicrobial agent to avoid fungal/microbial growth.


Note:
  • Due to the chemical nature, the diluted product may show slight separation, kindly stir well before use.
  • If a vessel is equipped with baffle facility, propeller stirrer can also be used.

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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