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Emulsifying Cum Wetting Agent Peroxide Stabilizer Sequestering Agent Wetting Agent
Scouring Agent Retarder and Leveling Agent Mercerizing Agent Levelling Agent
Anti-Foaming Agent Dye Fixing Agent Dispersing Agent  

EMULSIFYING CUM WETTING AGENT

Americos Extracta XL

Introduction
Americos Extracta XL is a highly concentrated emulsifier cum wetting agent. It is recommended for scouring process. It removes all natural as well as added impurities from cotton and improves the absorbency of fabric.

Americos Extracta XL is a biodegradable linear alcohol derivative with emulsifying and dispersing action necessary for the removal of oily and waxy contamination from textiles.

Americos Extracta XL is widely applicable in continuous pretreatment of all types of fibers and their blends.

The most outstanding effects of Americos Extracta XL: Properties
Appearance Clear, colorless to light yellow, slightly viscous liquid
Chemical character Fatty alcohol alkoxylates and glycol ethers
Ionic nature Nonionic
pH (1% dilution) 5.5
Stability to hard water Good
Stability to Alkalis 8oBe caustic soda
Stability to acid pH 1
Salts Good

Compatibility with
Anionic/nonionic/cationic substance Good
Enzyme compatibility Very good
Foam formation Moderate

Mode of action

Americos Extracta XL wets out, washes, extracts, emulsifies, disperses and leaches out impurities in all continuous and discontinuous pretreatments.

Americos Extracta XL has an emulsifying effect even at room temperature, e.g. on mineral oil contamination, so that it becomes readily removable by subsequent hot rinsing.

Americos Extracta XL produces a good degree of scouring and imparts good absorbency to fabric.

Americos Extracta XL removes synthetic sizes of all types as well as starch sizes and their derivatives from desized fabric.

Scope of application

Thanks to its versatile action. Americos Extracta XL can be applied very widely to pretreatment, primarily as an ecologically acceptable detergent for textile materials made of cellulosic fibers, synthetic fibers and their blends, including colored articles.

Application examples Application
1. Removal of water soluble sizes
  1. Continuous open width washer
    • 2 - 4 g/l Americos Extracta XL at 95oC in appropriate washing boxes, rinse in final compartment at 95°C
  2. Pad batch
    • 4-8g/l Americos Extracta XL
    • Pad, batch 4 - 6 hours at room temperature.
    • Rinse at 80°- 90°C.
2. Enzymatic desizing
  1. Continuous applications
    • 2-5g/l Americos Extracta XL
    • 1-5g/l Americos Amylase 180
    • Run appropriate conditions for enzyme. Rinse hot.
  2. Discontinuous application (liquid ratio: 1:8 - 1:20)
    • 2-4g/l Americos Extracta XL
    • 2-3g/l Americos Amylase 180
    • Run appropriate conditions for enzyme. Rinse hot
3. Scouring
  1. Continuous
    • 5-3g/l Americos Extracta XL
    • 40-60g/l caustic soda (100%)
  2. Discontinuous (liquor ratio 1:8 - 1:20 )
    • 2-5g/l Americos Extracta XL
    • 2-4g/l soda ash
    • 3-8g/l caustic soda 100%
    • Start cool. Heat to 95°C, hold 30 - 60 min. Rinse hot then cold.
4. Peroxide bleaching
  1. Semi-continuous - cold, pad, batch
    • Add: 5 - 10 ml/l Americos Extracta XL to cold pad batch bath.
  2. Continuous hot bleaching.
    • Add: 1- 8 ml/l Americos Extracta XL to bleach bath.
  3. Discontinuous
    • Add: 1 - 4 ml/l Americos Extracta XL to bleach bath.
Storage & handling precautions Technical Service
Information covering specific application of this product is available. Americos Industries will work with customers to enhance processes and solve problems. Let us know what you need and we will assist you.
(The information and data contained herein are based on controlled lab work. The recommendations are given on experience basis, but cannot be extended to assure every possible case. It should be verified and evaluated by the user through proper testing for the intended conditions of application. Americos does not express or imply any warranty, or guarantee the suitability of the product for the application intended by buyer of the product).
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Peroxide Stabilizer

Americos Stabilizer NBL

Introduction :
Americos stabilizer NBL is an organic peroxide stabilizer cum chelating agent for silicate free bleaching. It shows excellent stabilization of peroxide at low concentration. It can work under alkaline pH (up to pH 13)

The Features of Americos stabilizer NBL are Properties :
Appearance Yellow Liquid
Chemical character Mixture of polycarboxylic acid
Ionic Nature Anonic
Solubility Readily soluble in water
pH (on 1% solution) 7 ± 1
Foaming property Non-foaming

Stability in
Hard water Good
Acids Very good
Alkalies Very good
Metal ions Sequesters iron and copper ions

Compatibility with
Non-ionic surfactant Good
Anionic surfactant Very good
Solvent based surfactant Very good
Organic sequestrants Good
Reducing / oxidizing agent Good

Application Methods
Americos stabilizer NBL is applied by following techniques:

1. Batch application (Jigger, Soft-flow m/c, Winch, Wash wheel)
Americos stabilizer NBL : 0.5-1 gll
Americos Extracta AL : 1 gll
Caustic soda : 2 - 3 gll
Hydrogen Peroxide (50% w/w) : 2 - 5 gll
Temperature : Near boil
pH : 10.5 - 11
Time : 45 - 60 min.

Drain the bath and give one hot wash and one cold wash.

2. Semi-continuous Application (Cold Pad-batch process)
Americos stabilizer NBL : 3 - 5 gll
Americos Extracta AL : 3 - 5 gll
Caustic soda : 20 - 30 gll
Hydrogen Peroxide (50% w/w) : 20 - 40 gll
pH : 11.5 - 12.5

Impregnate the fabric with the above liquor (80% pick-up) and store for 12-24 hours. Give hot wash and cold wash.

3. Continuous Application (Pad-Steam process)
Americos stabilizer NBL : 5 - 8 gll.
Americos Extracta XL : 3 - 5 gll
Caustic soda : 10 - 20 gll.
Hydrogen Peroxide (50% w/w) : 20 - 40 gll
pH : 11-12

Impregnate the fabric with the above liquor (80% pick-up) and steam for 20 minutes at 120oC. Then followed by compartment wise hot wash, cold wash and peroxide removal.

Storage & handling precautions Technical Service
Information covering specific application of this product is available. Americos Industries will work with customers to enhance processes and solve problems. Let us know what you need and we will assist you.

(The information and data contained herein are based on controlled lab work. The recommendations are given on experience basis, but cannot be extended to assure every possible case. It should be verified and evaluated by the user through proper testing for the intended conditions of application. Americos does not express or imply any warranty, or guarantee the suitability of the product for the application intended by buyer of the product).
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SEQUESTERING AGENT

Americos Sequester 2000

Introduction :
Americos Sequester 2000 is an anionic, low foaming chelating / sequestering agent/ dispersing agent for metal ions and other impurities present in fibers and water. In the dyeing, Americos Sequester 2000 eliminates spotting of goods. It promotes soft hand and absorbency by preventing deposition of salts such of calcium, magnesium and iron. It disperses insoluble salts for easy rinsing.

The advantages of Americos Sequester 2000 are : Properties :
Appearance Clear liquid
Ionic nature Anionic
Specific Gravity 1.13 g/ml specific gravity
pH of (1% solution) 7.75

Application :
Application levels of 0.50 - 0.75 g/L of Americos Sequester 2000 are recommended to sequester and disperse hardness causing salts and other impurities in the fibers and water.

During fabric preparation, Americos Sequester 2000 also provides iron chelating to prevent fabric/yarn damage from catalyzed oxidation, disperses silicate salts, and provides additional stabilizing effect on the hydrogen peroxide.

In disperse and reactive dye baths, Americos Sequester 2000 sequesters metals, which can adversely affect the shade, depth, and levelness of the dyeing plus it performs as a dye dispersant.

Storage & handling precautions :
Technical Service :
Information covering specific application of this product is available. Americos Industries will work with customers to enhance processes and solve problems. Let us know what you need and we will assist you.
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Wetting agent

Americos Wettex 800 (APEO Free, Nonionic Wetting Agent)

Introduction :
Americos Wettex 800 is a nonionic surfactant based, powerful wetting agent, derived from alkyl polyethylene glycol ethers family. It also contains higher alkylene oxides in small amounts. At room temperature it is a cloudy liquid and it tens to form sediment. It becomes clear liquid at 50°C. By virtue of the high level of surface activity, Americos Wettex 800 finds applications in textiles and in detergents and cleaners for household, industrial and institutional use.

Advantages : Note:
High concentrations of inorganic salts, bases and acids may impair the solubility of Americos Wettex 800.

Properties :
Physical form Liquid
Concentration 100%
pH 7
Density 1.0 g/ cm3
HLB value 14
Ionic Nonionic
Solubility Soluble in water

Storage & Handling Precautions :
Technical Service :
Information covering specific application of this product is available. Americos Industries will work with customers to enhance processes and solve problems. Let us know what you need and we will assist you.
(The information and data contained herein are based on controlled lab work. The recommendations are given on experience basis, but cannot be extended to assure every possible case. It should be verified and evaluated by the user through proper testing for the intended conditions of application. Americos does not express or imply any warranty, or guarantee the suitability of the product for the application intended by buyer of the product).
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Scouring agent

Americos Extracta AL

Introduction :
Americos Extracta AL is highly concentrated solvent-based emulsifying and wetting agent. It is recommended for scouring process of all fibers. It removes all hydrophobic and oily impurities from fabric at low temperature.

Americos Extracta AL is recommended for batch process.

The most outstanding effects of Americos Extracta AL: Properties :
Appearance Clear, colorless to light yellow
Chemical character Fatty alcohol alkoxylates and solvent
Ionic nature Nonionic
pH (1% dilution) 7
Stability to hard water Good

Compatibility with :
Anionic/nonionic/ cationic substance Good
Enzyme compatibility Not good
Foam formation Moderate

Mode of action :
Americos Extracta AL wets out, washes, extracts, emulsifies, disperses and makes impurities soluble/removable in all suitable continuous and discontinuous stages of pretreatment

Americos Extracta AL has an emulsifying effect even at room temperature, e.g. on mineral oil contamination, so that it becomes readily removable by subsequent hot rinsing.

Application :
1 - Scouring :

Discontinuous: (liquor ratio 1:8-1:20) Storage & handling precautions : Technical Service:
Information covering specific application of this product is available. Americos Industries will work with customers to enhance processes and solve problems. Let us know what you need and we will assist you.
(The information and data contained herein are based on controlled lab work. The recommendations are given on experience basis, but cannot be extended to assure every possible case. It should be verified and evaluated by the user through proper testing for the intended conditions of application. Americos does not express or imply any warranty, or guarantee the suitability of the product for the application intended by buyer of the product).
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Retarder and Leveling agent

Americos Retarder RT

Introduction :
Americos Retarder RT is a versatile retarder and leveling agent for dyeing of acrylic with cationic dyes.

The advantages of Americos Retarder RT :

Properties :
Appearance Liquid
Ionic nature Cationic
Solubility Readily soluble
pH value of 1% solution 4 - 5

Application
Americos Retarder RT can be pre-dissolved in cold or warm water or added in to dye bath directly. The amount to be applied depends on depth of the shade, the dyeing rate and the fiber type.

The following values are suggested :
Light shade 1.5 - 2% Americos Retarder RT
Medium shade 0.5 - 1.5% Americos Retarder RT
Dark shade 0.2 - 0.5% Americos Retarder RT

The addition of 5 - 10% sodium sulphate (on weight of material), further improves of the level dyeing effect.

Storage & handling precautions :
Technical Service :
Information covering specific application of this product is available. Americos Industries will work with customers to enhance processes and solve problems. Let us know what you need and we will assist you.
(The information and data contained herein are based on controlled lab work. The recommendations are given on experience basis, but cannot be extended to assure every possible case. It should be verified and evaluated by the user through proper testing for the intended conditions of application. Americos does not express or imply any warranty, or guarantee the suitability of the product for the application intended by buyer of the product).
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Mercerizing agent

Americos Mercer EXL

Introduction
Americos Mercer EXL is an anionic wetting agent and stable to highly concentrated alkali solutions used in mercerizing. It is an extremely low foaming, mercerizing wetting agent with iron binding capacity.

The outstanding wetting power of Americos Mercer EXL assists problem free mercerization of grey cotton yarn and woven fabrics.

The Features of Americos Mercer EXL: Properties :
Appearance liquid
Chemical character Aryl sulphonate
Ionic Nature Anionic
Solubility Readily soluble in water
pH (on 1% solution) 8 ± 1
Foaming character Low foaming

Stability in :
Hard water Good
Alkalies Stable in 35°Be NaOH
Metal ions Sequester iron and copper ions

Compatability with :
Non-ionic surfactant Generally very good
Anionic surfactant Selective, some reduce the efficacy of the enzyme
Solvent based surfactant Selective, some reduce the efficacy of the enzyme
Organic sequestrants Generally good

Application Method :

Americos Mercerol EXL is added to the mercerizing liquor and mixed well. The amount of Americos Mercer XL to be used : Storage & handling precautions :
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TEXTILE AUXILIARIES

Emulsifying Cum Wetting Agent Peroxide Stabilizer Sequestering Agent Wetting Agent
Scouring Agent Retarder and Leveling Agent Mercerizing Agent Levelling Agent
Anti-Foaming Agent Dye Fixing Agent Dispersing Agent  


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