SARAGUARD-AM (CONC).

Saraguard-AM (CONC). | Non Leaching Anti-Microbial

Product Information

Saraguard-AM (Conc). is a concentrated antimicrobial agent for finishing of a textile substrate. Saraguard-AM (Conc). can be applied by padding, exhaust soaking and spraying methods. Saraguard-AM (Conc). is a non-leaching antimicrobial agent. It is effective against a broad spectrum of microbes. It shows antibacterial and antifungal activity by contact mechanism.

It can be applied by spray technique on the surface of shoes and packing box or paper to prevent mildew formation.

Key Features & Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Non-leaching
Durable to multiple home launderings
Concentrated
Economical
Broad spectrum
Works on all types of microbes such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Universal
Suitable for cotton, polyester, polyamide and acrylic
General Characteristics
Physical appearance
Yellow to Orange, transparent to hazy
Ionic nature  Cationic liquid
pH of 1% solution 5 +/- 1
Miscibility Miscible with water
Stability  Stable to dilute acids and unstable to dilute alkalies
Compatibility Compatible with cationic and non-ionic products
Application

Padding process:

  • Saraguard-AM (Conc).* : 10-40 g/l
  • Saralink-ULF: 30 g/l + 6 g/l MgC12 (Optional,to improve extended durability)
  • Pick-up: 65-70 %
  • Bath pH: 5.0-6.0
  • Drying: 140-160 deg.C, 1 min. (all substrates)

Exhaust Process

  • Saraguard-AM (Conc).*  : 1-4%
  • Bath pH : 5.0-6.0
  • Bath Temp. : 30-40 deg.C
  • Time : 15-20 mins.

*Dosages recommended are based on the concentrated products strength.

Dosages of diluted product to be calculated on the basis of solid content.

Precautions:

The product is supplied in the anhydrous form. The product to be diluted with water just before a treatment only when ready for the processing of textiles. Once added to the pad bath/exhaust bath the stability of such a bath is limited; due to hydrolysis of the active ingredients in our antimicrobial leading to self-crosslinking. Hence, a padding bath containing Saraguard-AM (Conc). should be used up in the shortest time possible, as extended storage of such bath would lead to a formulation of insoluble particles which may settle as precipitation and reduces performance. Kindly note that the product is readily dilutable and stored in anhydrous polar solvents like methanol, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol or low molecular weight glycols like MEG or DEG.

Test Results:

  • Cotton, polyester and their blended fabrics finished with 30 g/l Saraguard-AM (Conc). show 80-95% reduction in a bacterial count by AATCC-100, after 20 Home Launderings.
  • Polyamide and Acrylic fabrics finished with 30 g/l Saraguard-AM (Conc). shows 95-100% reduction in a bacterial count by AATCC 100 method.

Instructions For Dilution

Procedure to prepare 40-48% diluted product of 70% Saraguard-AM (Conc).

Dilution
40%
48%
Saraguard-AM (Conc).
57 68
Dry Butyl Di-glycol OR Dry
43 32
Methanol or Dry Ethanol
--- ---
Total
100 100
  • Take required quantity of Saraguard-AM (Conc).
  • To this, gradually add any one of the anhydrous solvent mentioned above under constant stirring to obtain a homogeneous product
Note :

Even a drop of water will polymerise the material. Care should be taken to avoid water contact at any stage of dilution or during packing.

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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