Americos Leveler LE Introduction
Americos Leveler LE is low foaming leveling agent for high temperature dyeing of polyester. During polyester exhaust dyeing, Americos Leveler LE increases the solubility of disperse dyes, which ensure a better distribution of the dyes during the heating phase.
Americos Leveler LE is used for dyeing mainly polyester but can also be used for acetate, triacetate and polyamide fibers with disperse dyes.
Americos Leveler LE can also be used for the following processes:
- Can be used to lighten the dyeing
- Can also be used as an auxiliary during stripping of dyes in reductive baths
|Appearance||Clear, yellowish viscous liquid|
|Chemical Character||Alkyl polyglycol ether|
|pH (1.0% Solution)||7 - 8|
|Dilutability||Dilutable in all proportions with water|
|Foam formation||Moderate to average according to the machines|
Exhaust application (During dyeing)
In order to achieve better result, it is recommended to combine Americos Leveler LE in the recipe with an anionic dispersant such as Americos Dispersol DX. Dosage
During washing-off or reduction clearing
|Americos Leveler LE||0.2% - 0.5%|
|Americos Dispersol DX||0.5% - 1.0%|
Along with the washing-off or reduction clearing recipe, Americos Leveler LE removes the unfixed disperse dyes rapidly and thoroughly. Storage & Handling Precautions
- Avoid storing in direct sunlight
- The shelf life of Americos Leveler LE is one year if stored below 40°C
- The usual precautions in keeping chemicals away from eyes and skin should be observed
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).