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Retarder and Leveling Agent
  • Usage/Application: Industrial
  • Grade Standard: Technical Grade
  • Brand: Americos
  • Physical State: Liquid
  • Country of Origin/Make: Made in India
  • Usage/Application: Industrial
  • Grade Standard: Technical Grade
  • Brand: Americos
  • Physical State: Liquid
  • Country of Origin/Make: Made in India
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 :
  • High affinity for acrylic fiber
  • Lowers absorption rate of cationic dyestuffs, especially during the critical temperature phase (starting from 80°C)
  • Level absorption of the dyestuffs
  • Minimal effect on colour yield
  • Low foaming

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

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 :
  • Store in cool place
  • Avoid storing in direct sunlight
  • The shelf life of Americos Retarder RT is one year, if storage temperature is below 30° C
  • The usual storage, handling, usage and safety precautions should be observed

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). send us enquiry Mercerizing agent Americos Mercer EXL
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:
  • Increases lustre
  • Produces a soft handle
  • Ensures high and even shrinkage
  • Increases the depth of dyeing
  • Ensures perfect penetration even with tightly woven fabrics
  • Low foaming and simple handling
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
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