CAREGUARD-FF | Fluorine Free Water Repellent

Product Information

Careguard-FF is a fluorine free speciality product for water repellency and rainproofing for cellulosic and its blends. Careguard-FF gives best results on 100% cellulosic fabrics with spray rating of 90-100. The performance of Careguard-FF is very close to C6 fluoro chemicals in terms of water repellency and durability. It imparts sewability and also provides better resistance to abrasion and tear. They can also be applied on nonwoven substrates.

Key Features & Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Suitable for white and pastel shades
Fluorine free
Fulfills requirement of leading retailers viz. M&S and H&M
Close to C6 fluoro chemicals in terms of water repellency and durability
Withstands multiple home launderings
Handle and breathability
Soft handle and ideal for outdoor wear
General Characteristics
Physical appearance
Off white to White liquid
Ionic nature
Nonionic to weakly cationic
pH of 1% solution
6 +/- 1
Miscible with water
Compatible with cationic and nonionic products
Stable to dilute acids and dilute alkalies

Padding process

  • Careguard-FF  : 60-100 g/l
  • Pick-up  : 65-70 %
  • Bath pH : 6.0-7.0
  • Drying   : 120 deg.C, 2 min.
  • Curing* : 145-150 deg.C, 3 min. and 170 deg.C for 40 sec.

* In case of polyester, at maximum pick up, curing at temperature 145-150 deg.C gives better spray rating.

* In case of polyester and P/W fabric it is recommended to wash fabric with 0.5-1 g/l Saragen-DAM before finishing.

Exhaust process for cotton fabrics

  • Careguard-FF   : 6-10%
  • Bath pH           : 6.0 - 7.0
  • Bath Temp       : R.T. to 40 deg.C, (1 deg.C/min.)
  • Time                : 30-40 min. at 40 deg.C
  • Drying/Curing : 110 deg.C, 3 min. / 145-150 deg.C, 3 min. OR 170 deg.C for 40 sec.


Before using our product, stir the product gently and then passing through a filter is advisable before pre-dilution and application

  • Filtration of Careguard-FF after stirring and before diluting is recommended.
  • It is recommended to prewash the substrate with 1 g/l Saragen-DAM at 80-85 deg.C for 20-30 min to remove traces of residual impurities to get excellent results
  • Preliminary trials are recommended before bulk processing.
  • For higher durability 5-10 g/l of Ecolink (Conc) can be used
  • To get very good results with Careguard-FF, pick up should be more than 70%
  • The minimum 145 deg.C temperature for curing is recommended.
  • If results are not upto the mark, then re-curing will help to get better results.
  • Caregaurd-FF is suitable with Deca based FR products but it is not to be used with phosphorous based and APP (Ammonium Phosphophate) based FR products.
  • Before finishing with Careguard-FF, it is better that fabric is not hot but cooled down.
  • The product has tendency to form gas/pressure which will swell the drum. If drum is swollen then it is to be open release the pressure/gas.
  • The impairment of the repellent effects will occur by adding analogous auxillaries into the finishing bath.
  •  To avoid impairment of the repellent effect mechanical treatment such as calendering, brushing etc. to be avoided


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 : 9 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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