WETSOFT® NE 430 is a nonionic macro emulsion concentrate of a self dispersing hydrophilic silicone fluid.


By improving hand and because of its hydrophilic nature, WETSOFT® NE 430 considerably improves the wear comfort of textiles. Due to its macro character WETSOFT® NE 430 imparts a specially supple and surface oriented hand to all treated textiles.


The hydrophilic properties are the result of the special orientation of WETSOFT® NE 430 on the fiber surface. This allows unrestricted moisture transport within the fabric, together with the excellent hand that is generally associated with high-quality silicone fabric softeners. Due to the surface oriented silk like and supple softness effect it is particularly suitable for light woven and knit goods where hydrophilic properties are of importance. WETSOFT® NE 430 bonds more strongly to the fiber surface than glycol- and quat-functional polysiloxanes. This leads to better exhaustibility and wash resistance.


All the information provided is in accordance with the present state of our knowledge. Nonetheless, we disclaim any warranty or liability whatsoever and reserve the right, at any time, to effect technical alterations. The information provided, as well as the product's fitness for an intended application, should be checked by the buyer in preliminary trials. Contractual terms and conditions always take precedence. This disclaimer of warranty and liability also applies particularly in foreign countries with respect to third parties' rights.

WETSOFT® NE 430 is used for hydrophilic treatment of fibers and textiles of all kinds. On hydrophilic substrates such as cellulosics, the hydrophilic properties are not usually affected, whereas hydrophobic substrates such as polyesters usually experience a clear improvement in wetting properties.

WETSOFT® NE 430 provides woven goods and knitwear with a silk-like soft, supple and smooth hand.

When applied under normal conditions, WETSOFT® NE 430 only has a slight effect on whiteness. It does not generally affect the color shade or fastness of colored goods.

WETSOFT® NE 430 is used for padding, in the exhaust process and can also be used on its own or together with organic fabric softeners, polyethylene waxes and other finishing agents. The compatibility should be tested on a case-by-case basis.

WETSOFT® NE 430 can be easily diluted with cold tap water in order to obtain hydrophilic macro emulsions of any desired concentration.





For padding it is recommended to use 10 to 20 g/l of WETSOFT® NE 430.

For the exhaust process, 1 to 2 % of WETSOFT® NE 430 is used, based on the weight of the textile.


WETSOFT® NE 430 is availablein 

  • 140 kg drum
  • 950 kg IBC


The 'Best use before end' date of each batch is shown on the product label.


Storage beyond the date specified on the label does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer usable. In this case however, the properties required for the intended use must be checked for quality assurance reasons.

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3301 Sutton Road
Adrian, MI 49221-9397
United States
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