WACKER® FC 201
WACKER® FC 201 is a nonionic 60% Polysiloxan emulsion for fabric softeners. WACKER® FC 201 is a one-component system which is cross-linking at higher temperatures.
Therefore WACKER® FC 201 protects textiles, especially cotton-polyester union cloth, for wrinkles and improves handle and easy ironing properties.
WACKER® FC 201 is combined with conventional fabric softeners.
Due to the special composition WACKER® FC 201 is polymerizing to a high molecular polysiloxane while ironing. The fabrics get elastic shape stability and therefore a protection against wrinkles.
Even without ironing WACKER® FC 201 improves the softness of fabrics.
Additionally WACKER® FC 201 reduces the friction force of the iron and therefore the ironing properties are improved significantly.
Preferably WACKER® FC 201 is mixed with the fabric softener at the end of fabric softener production by stirring gently.
Example for a fabric softener with WACKER® FC 201:
- 20,0 parts esterquat, e.g. Stepantex VK 90 (50°C) are poured slowly in
- 74,6 parts demineralized water (50°C) while stirring until the mixture is homogenous.
- 0,4 parts CaCl² solution (25%) are added
- q.s. perfume, dye, preservative are added
- 5 parts WACKER® FC 201 are mixed while stirring.
Dosage recommendation: Approx. 3 - 9 % WACKER® FC 201 in the fabric softener formulation.
The dosage of WACKER® FC 201 in the fabric softener depends on the desired effects.
As desired the amount of the organic softener can be reduced with the rising amount of WACKER® FC 201.
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.