WACKER® AF 36
An economical modified amino fluid that yields an extremely soft hand with no shade change most notably yellowing due to normal textile processes. Improves tear strength. Gives better wrinkle recovery and improved fabric elasticity.
WACKER® AF 36 is particularly suitable as an active substance in non-yellowing softener formulations for the impregnation of fibers and textiles. WACKER® AF 36 imparts a very soft and drapable handle to woven and knitted fabrics. WACKER® AF 36 improves the wash-and-wear properties and the crease recovery angle, sewability and tear strength and reduces abrasion loss. The effects are fast to washing and dry cleaning. WACKER® AF 36 has no effect on the degree of white in a softener formulation when usual application conditions are adhered to. As a rule no adverse effect on the shade or color fastness properties of colored goods is observed.
WACKER® AF 36 can be applied neat, from solution, or emulsion. Suitable solvents are aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, esters, higher alcohols, and ketones.
Most textile processes are water based. Hence WACKER® AF 36 is mainly applied from emulsion. WACKER® AF 36 is suitable for the formulation of micro emulsions and macro emulsions.
Emulsions made with WACKER® AF 36 are diluted to the optimum concentration for the specific fabric.
Application can be done by padding or exhaustion. WACKER® AF 36 can be utilized as the active substance in softener emulsions or in combination with other components, e.g. paraffin waxes, organic softeners, etc. Compatibility of the components has to be checked in each individual case.