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Urethane Softeners

Urethane Softeners
Americos Leather Soft 750 is a blend of silicone softener and polymer resins. It gives a bulky, soft hand and non-yellowing leather like effect. It also provides UV protection against harmful UV-B rays from the sunlight. It increases the tear strength significantly and improves crease recovery property.

Advantages :

Properties :
Appearance Milky white viscous liquid
Composition Blend of silicone and polymer resin
Ionicity Non-ionic
pH (1% solution) 7 ± 1
Solubility Soluble in water
Application pH range 5-8


Stability :
Hard water Good
Acids Good
Alkalies Not Good


Compatibility :
Non-ionic surfactant Good
Anionic surfactant Good
Silicone softener Good
Application Methods :
Americos Leather Soft 750 can be applied by exhaust as well as padding method:

a) Exhaust method :
(Package m/c, Soft-flow m/c, Winch, wash wheel)

Americos Leather Soft 750 0.5 - 2% (owg)
Temperature 45° - 50°C
pH 5 - 7
Time 20 - 30 min


Padding method :
Amerisoft Leather Soft 750 10 - 30 g/l
pH 5-7


Impregnate the fabric for 70-80% pick-up, dry at 120°-140°C for 2-3 min.

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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Americos Catasoft 2000 Flakes

Americos Catasoft 2000 Flakes
Americos Catasoft 2000 Flakes
Americos Catasoft 2000 Flake is an excellent cationic softener, cold water rapid soluble for cotton, terry cotton knitted blend fabrics, and for resin processing industry. It has a very good hand feeling and antistatic properties. Because of its low-yellowing specific characteristic, it is very suitable for blue and white jeans laundry or stone-washing processing.

Characteristics of Cationic Flake Softener:
AppearanceLight yellowing white flake
IonicCationic
pH 2% solution4.5 ± 1
ContentPolyamine derivatives
SolubilitySoluble in cold wate

Advantages:
Application: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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Hydrophilic Softeners

Americos SF-1402 
Americos SF-1402 is an epoxide modified hydrophilic silicone emulsion. Hydrophilic Softeners have a good affinity for both natural and synthetic fibers such as cotton, flax and polyester. Fabrics treated with Americos SF-1402 have durable softness, good air permeability, hydrophilicity and slippery feel. The treatment also imparts anti-static properties; especially it imparts anti-pilling property to synthetic fiber.

Special Features :

Properties :

ComponentEpoxide modified silicone
AppearanceSlight brown translucent viscous emulsion
Ionic natureNonionic
Specific gravity1.01
pH5.5 ± 0.5
SolubilityEasily soluble in water
Viscosity450 cps
Solid Contains86% ±1


Application :
Americos SF-1402 can be used alone or together with durable resin or other softeners. When used as softener, usual dosage of 2-3 g/l is recommended.

Padding Process :

Concentration2 - 3 g/l
Pick up ratio70 - 80%
Drying130° - 150°C for 30 sec


One dip one nip or two dips two nips methods of padding under room temperature can be followed. Nevertheless, for the actual application; the process should be adjusted according to the initial trials.

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.

AMERICOS PU 400

Mericos PU-400 is used as a Raw Material its properties are as below :

Properties :
AppearanceTransparency High Viscosity Liquid
ComponentSelf Solubility modified Polyurethane
SolidApprox. 100 %
Molecular WeightAbout 30,000
Melting Point0 ~5°C
ViscosityAbout 50,000 cps/ 20 ° C
Ionic ActivityNonionic
pHNeutral
Stability2 Year OR More


PU-1000:
AMERICOS PU 1000 is a diluted product of 20% Conc. its properties are as below.

AppearanceTransparent Liquid
Solid20 %
Ionic ActivityNonionic
pHNeutral
StabilityOne Year Or More

Normally, standard product is 20%, But 15% product may be able to use but you should test at your side before large trial.

Dilution Method from Americos PU-400 to AMERICOS PU 1000 :
(1) Americos PU 400 20 kg
(2) Water 80kg
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Total 100 kg

(1) (2) (3)
Normal Temp. =>Mixing =>
Pass to filter
(15 ~ 35 ° C) =>Packing

Characteristics of Americos PU 1000 (20%):
Examples:
1. Soft & water absorbency finishing for Polyester and Nylon Woven & Knitted fabrics. It also improves drape.

Americos PU 100020 g/l
Bath Ratio1: 30 X 1 ~ 2 Min.
Dip or Pad => Dry

2. Provides water absorbency finishing for Amino Silicone Softener Mix formulation as under
Amino Silicone Emulsion 100kg
AMERICOS PU 1000 20 ~ 25kg
Total 120~125kg

Cost down for Amino Silicone Emulsion Mix formulation as under
Amino Silicone Emulsion 100kg
Americos PU 1000 75kg
Water 25kg
Total 200kg

Incase of 10 ~ 12 % Silicone Contents, total solid contents become 15 %.
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.

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Cationic Softeners

Americos AC 1000 is a weak cationic softening agent with anti-static effect. It is recommended for synthetics like polyester, acrylic, acetate, nylon and their blends. It is excellent for laundry washing fastness

The advantages of Americos AC 1000 are:
Properties of Cationic Softeners:
Appearance Milky liquid
Composition Polyamide derivative
Ionicity Weak cationic
pH (1% solution) 5.0 ± 0.5
Solubility Soluble in water in any proportion
Application pH range 4 - 7
Application temperature range 60°-70


Stability in:
Hard water Good
Acids Good
Alkali Good


Compatibility with:
Non-ionic surfactant Generally very good
Anionic surfactant Not compatible
Silicone softener Good
Optical brightener Not good


Application Methods
Americos AC 1000 can be applied by exhaust as well as by padding method:

a) Exhaust application
(Package m/c, Wash wheel, Soft-flow m/c, Winch)

(A) Post conditioning of acrylic yarn especially in the final rinse of yarn dyeing m/c:

Americos AC 1000 0.5 - 2% (owf)
M:LR ratio 1:10
Temperature 45° - 50°C
pH 4 - 5
Time 20 - 30 min.


(B) Application on Knit fabric:

Americos AC 1000 1 - 2% (owf)
M:LR Racio 1:10
Temperature 45°-50°C
pH 4 - 5
Time 20 - 30 min.


(C) Softening of garment (Wash-wheel):

Americos AC 1000 0.5 - 2% (owg)
Temperature 45° - 50°C
pH 4-5
Time 20 - 30 min.


Padding Application:

Americos AC 1000 20 - 30 g/l
Americos Silsoft 1140 10 - 20 g/l
pH 4 - 5

Impregnate fabric at 70 - 80% pick-up, dry at 120° -140C° for 2-3 min.

Storage & handling precautions :

Additional Information:

Americos Catasoft 1550 NY

Americos Catasoft 1550 NY is a cold water soluble cationic softener and hence, it is excellently suitable for cotton, t/c knitted blend fabrics. It is also suitable for resin processing industry. It imparts very good hand feeling and antistatic properties. Because of its low-yellowing specific characteristic, it is very well suited for blue and white jeans laundry or stone-washing.

Advantages :

Properties :

AppearanceMilky white paste
IonicityCationic
pH (2% solution)4.5 ± 1
Chemical naturePolyamine derivatives
SolubilitySoluble in cold water
Solid content28%


Stability:

Hard waterGood
AcidsGood
AlkalisGood


Compatibility with:

Non-ionic surfactantGenerally very good
Anionic surfactantNot compatible
Silicone softenerGood
Optical brightenerNot good


Application Methods :
Americos Catasoft 1550 NY can be applied by exhaust as well as by padding method.

Exhaust method :
(Package m/c, Soft-flow m/c, Winch)

(a) Post conditioning of acrylic yarn especially in the final rinse of yarn dyeing m/c:

Americos Catasoft 1550 NY0.5 - 2% (owf)
M:L Ration1:10
Temperature45° - 50°C
pH4 - 5
Time20 - 30 min


(b) Application on Knitted fabric:

Americos Catasoft 1550 NY1-2% (owf)
M:L Ration1:10
Temperature45° - 50°C
pH4 - 5
Time20 - 30 min


(c) Softening of garment (Wash-wheel):

Americos Catasoft 1550 NY1 - 2% (owg)
M:L Ration1:10
Temperature45° - 50°C
pH4 - 5
Time20 - 30 min


Padding method:

Americos Catasoft 1550 NY20 - 30 g/l
Americos Silsoft 114010 - 20 g/l
pH4 - 5


Impregnate the fabric for 70-80% pick-up and dry it at 120°-140°C for 2-3 min. Storage & Handling Precautions :

Additional Information:

Water Soluble Cationic Softener

Americos Catasoft AII 786 Flakes is a warm water soluble cationic softener and hence, it is excellently suitable for cotton, terry cotton knitted blend fabrics. It is also suitable for resin processing industry. It imparts very good hand feeling and antistatic properties. Because of its low-yellowing specific characteristic, it is very well suited for blue and white jeans laundry or stone-washing.

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Properties
AppearanceSolid light yellow flakes
IonicityCationic
pH (2% sol)4.8
Chemical natureFatty acid amide
Solubility in waterReadily soluble in warm water


Guideline:
For making Catasoft solution using Americos Catasoft AII 786 Flakes 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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Americos Neutrasoft NMC

Americos Neutrasoft NMC is a non-ionic softener which is not diluted from the flakes or cake but formulated to achieve bulky, bouncy and elastomeric finish. It can be used for cotton, polyester/cotton fabrics. It has a very good hand feeling and anti-static properties. Because of its low-yellowing specific character, it is very suitable for garment processing of blue and white jeans.

Advantages

Properties :
Appearance White paste
Composition Ethylene oxide condense product
Ionicity Non-ionic
pH (1% solution) 7 ± 1
Solubility Soluble under stirring
pH 7


Compatibility with:
Non-ionic surfactant Good
Anionic surfactant Good
Silicone softener Good

Application Methods:
Americos Neutrasoft NMC can be applied by exhaust as well as padding method:

(1) Exhaust application (Package m/c, Soft-flow m/c, Winch) :
M:L ratio 1:10
Temperature 45°-50°C
pH 7
Time 20--30 min.

(2) Application on knitted
Americos Neutrasoft NMC 1-2% (owf)
Temperature 45°-50°C
pH 7
Time 20--30 min.

(3) Softening of garment (Wash-wheel):
Americos Neutrasoft NMC 1-2% (owf)
Temperature 45°-50°C
pH 7
Time 20--30 min.

(4)Padding application :
Americos Neutrasoft NMC 20-30 g/l
Americos Silsoft 1140 10-20 g/l
pH 6-8

Impregnate fabric to 70-80% pick-up, dry at 120°- 140°C for 2-3 min. 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.

Americos Catasoft 2000 Flakes

Americos Catasoft EXL is a warm water soluble cationic softener and hence, it is excellently suitable for cotton, terry cotton knitted blend fabrics. It is also suitable for resin processing industry. It imparts very good hand feeling and antistatic properties. Because of its low-yellowing specific characteristic, it is very well suited for blue and white jeans laundry or stone-washing.

Advantages : Properties:
AppearanceSolid, light yellow flakes
IonicityCationic
pH (2% sol)4.8
Chemical natureFatty acid amide
Solubility in waterReadily soluble in warm water

Guideline: For making Catasoft solution using Americos Catasoft EXL 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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