KATAFIX-RD | Formaldehyde Free Dye-Fixing Agent

Product Information

Katafix-RD is a superior dyefixing agent to improve fastness properties of reactive dyes and direct dyes. Reactive dyes or printed material treated with Katafix-RD does not show any deterioration of light fastness properties. Katafix-RD is a concentrated product and is formaldehyde-free. Katafix-RD can be applied by exhaust as well as pad application.

Key Features & Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Suitable for babywear
No shade changes and no effect on light fastness
Suitable for all shades
Very good fixation
Prevents migration of direct dye before drying
Applicable by pad and exhaust
Suitable for direct dyes
Single product for both reactive and direct dyes
General Characteristics
Physical appearance
Colourless to light yellow liquid
Ionic nature Cationic
pH of 1% solution 6.5 +/-1
Miscibility Miscible with water
Compatibility Compatible with cationic and nonionic  products
Stability Stable to dilute acids & dilute alkalies

1.Exhaust application

0.5 - 1.5% Katafix-RD

pH 5-5.5, temperature 35-40 deg.C, treat for 15-20 mins

2.Pad application

5-15 g/l Katafix-RD

pH 5-5.5, pick up 60-70% 

dry at 150-160 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 Dilutions:

Procedure to prepare 25% Katafix-RD

1. . Take 50 parts of Katafix-RD. 

2. To this, gradually add 50 parts of DM water at 25-30*C under stirring 

3. Continue stirring at 250-300 rpm for 15-20 min. using turbo stirrer to obtain homogenous solution  


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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