WETSOFT® NE 500 is a nonionic, hydrophilic emulsion concentrate that yields a stable semi-macro emulsion upon simple 1:1 dilution with cold water.


WETSOFT® NE 500 imparts a pleasant, soft, supple hand to woven and knitted fabrics as well as to towels. Furthermore finishing with WETSOFT® NE 500 improves the moisture management of the treated textiles. Additionally wash-and-wear properties and the crease recovery angle, sewability and tear strength are increased and abrasion loss is reduced. WETSOFT® NE 500 has only very little effect on whiteness. It does not generally affect the color shade or fastness of colored goods.


WETSOFT® NE 500 is used for hydrophilic treatment of all kinds of fibers and textiles.

It is recommended to dilute the product 1:1 with water in order to obtain a ready-to-use silicone emulsion of 25% solid content.

WETSOFT® NE 500 is suitable for padding and exhaust application under common conditions. It can be used on its own or together with organic fabric softeners, polyethylene waxes and other finishing agents. The individual compatibility should be tested on a case-by-case basis.



For padding it is recommended to use 10 to 30 g/l of the 1:1 diluted WETSOFT® NE 500.

In case of direct use without prior dilution, the bath con-centration of WETSOFT® NE 500 should be 5 to 15 g/l.

For exhaust application with a liquor ratio of 1:20, WETSOFT® NE 500 should be applied at 3% by weight of fabric.


  • 0,5 kg bottle
  • 25 kg hobbock
  • 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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