WETSOFT® LV 810
WETSOFT® LV 810 is a self-dispersing polyether-amino-functional silicone fluid with a reduced level of cyclic siloxanes.
By improving hand and because of its hydrophilic nature, WETSOFT® LV 810 considerably improves the wear comfort of textiles and is therefore particularly suitable for use with nonwovens and terry goods. The hydrophilic properties are the result of the special orientation of WETSOFT® LV 810 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. WETSOFT® LV 810 bonds more strongly to the fiber surface than glycol- and quat-functional polysiloxanes. This leads to better exhaustibility and wash resistance. Formulations based on WETSOFT® LV 810 have a pH-stability that extends well into the alkaline range, and offer good shear resistance. Because of its cationic structure, WETSOFT® LV 810 has limited compatibility with anionic auxiliaries such as optical brighteners. Compatibility tests should be carried out before it is used together with other chemicals. In order to comply with the requirements of textile related certification labels, WETSOFT® LV 810 contains less than 1000 ppm each of D4, D5 and D6.
Emulsions made from WETSOFT® LV 810 can be used for hydrophilic treatment of fibers and textiles.
WETSOFT® LV 810 is an ideal active substance in hydrophilic fabric softeners for treating fibers and textiles of all kinds. On hydrophilic substrates such as cellulosics, the hydrophilic properties are usually not affected, whereas hydrophobic substrates such as polyesters usually experience a clear improvement in wetting properties.
WETSOFT® LV 810 provides woven goods and knitwear with a silklike soft, full bodied, supple and smooth hand.
When applied under normal conditions as part of a fabric softener formulation, WETSOFT® LV 810 has no effect on whiteness. It does not generally affect the color shade or fastness of colored goods.
WETSOFT® LV 810 formulations are used for padding, in the exhaust process and can also be used on their own or together with organic fabric softeners, polyethylene waxes and other finishing agents. The compatibility should be tested on a case-by-case basis.
For padding, it is recommended to use 10 to 30 g/l of a 25 % WETSOFT® LV 810 containing formulation.
For the exhaust process, 0.3 to 0.8 % WETSOFT® LV 810 is used, based on the weight of the textile.
WETSOFT® LV 810 can easily be diluted with warm water to produce stable formulations.
Acetic acid is to be added to the formulation to reach a pH value around 5.
50.00 parts demineralized water (40°C)
0.46 parts acetic acid (80%)
4.00 parts i-tridecyl-O-(EtO)5-H (HLB 11)
25.00 parts WETSOFT® LV 810
20.44 parts demineralized water (40°C)
0.10 parts preservative
The emulsifier and acetic acid is dissolved in the warm (40°C) demineralized water, then add WETSOFT® LV 810 and mix until the product is clear and homogeneous. Finally the second amount of water is added portion-wise. The resulting micro emulsion can be protected by adding a preservative agent.
WETSOFT® LV 810 is available in
- 200 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.