Silicone softening agents

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®RUCOFIN AVO NEW

Silicone softener with an avocado oil portion for the natural, hydrophilic soft handle finishing of textiles of all fibre types, especially for cellulosic fibres or blends with synthetics

  • confers very soft, supple handle effects
  • existing hydrophilic properties are maintained
  • suitable for pad or exhaust processes
  • resistant to yellowing at drying temperatures of <150° C

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes

Chemical Basis: Preparation of polysiloxane compound, natural vegetable oils and vegetable waxes

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid


®RUCOFIN GAA

Silicone softener for textiles of all fibre types; confers excellent handle effects and surface smoothness; resistant to yellowing, especially suitable for white goods

  • confers a very soft, supple and smooth handle
  • high resistance to yellowing
  • mediocre hydrophilic properties
  • process-secure
  • Improves sewability
  • good resistance to washing

Field of application: pad or exhaust processes

Chemical Basis: polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid


®RUCOFIN GES NEW

Durable, hydrophilic, jet-stable silicone softener for textiles of all fibre types, preferably for highly absorbant cellulosic or synthetic fibres; especially suitable for terry or knitted goods

  • very soft, full and supple handle
  • hydrophilic character
  • confers antistatic properties to synthetic fibres
  • good resistance to washing
  • high resistance to yellowing
  • jet-stable
  • excellent exhaust properties

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes, jet

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN GNH

Silicone softening and smoothing agent for all fibre types, confers a synthetic surface handle

  • soft, synthetic handle
  • high surface smoothness
  • compatible with resin finishing agents
  • improves the crease recovery
  • moderate hydrophilic properties
  • improves the sewability
  • resistant to yellowing

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (not for machines with high liquor turbulence)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, weakly cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid (macroemulsion)


®RUCOFIN GSP NEW

Hydrophilic silicone softening and smoothing agent for textiles of all fibre types, confers voluminous handle effects, especially suitable for terry goods

  • very soft, voluminous handle
  • surface smoothness
  • hydrophilic character
  • resistant to yellowing
  • high process stability
  • optimised sewability
  • maintains colour when washing

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (run preliminary trials on machines with high shear forces, eg jet)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid (macroemulsion)


®RUCOFIN GSQ NEW

Hydrophilic softening and smoothing agent for all fibre types, especially for absorptive cellulosic or synthetic fibres; improves the sewability; especially suitable for terry goods or knitwear

  • very soft, fluffly handle
  • surface smoothness
  • volume
  • hydrophilic character
  • highly resistant to yellowing
  • high process stability
  • optimised sewability
  • gentle in home laundering with colour maintenance

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (run preliminary trials on machines with high shear forces, eg jet)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid (macroemulsion)


®RUCOFIN GWA

Highly process-secure, hydrophilic, jet-stable silicone softener for textiles of all fibre types, especially for synthetics or blends with cellulosic fibres

  • natural, inner softness
  • resistant to washing
  • compatible with resin finishing agents
  • highly resistant to yellowing
  • high pH stability
  • jet-stable (observe foam formation in jet dyeing machines)
  • compatible with many optical brighteners
  • maintains the hydrophilic properties

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes, jet

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN GWB

Economic silicone softener, maintains the hydrophilic properties of absorbant textiles, especially suitable for articles from microfibres or white goods

  • soft handle
  • highly effective on microfibres
  • highly resistant to yellowing
  • compatible with resin finishing agents
  • maintains hydrophilic properties

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (not suitable for machines with high shear forces, eg jet)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN GWE

Durable-to-washing, highly concentrated silicone softener for an excellent soft handle, surface smoothness and colour intensification, esp. suitable for dark-dyed articles (black dyeings), for articles from OE yarn, wool, pigment print pastes

  • soft, velvety handle
  • surface smoothness and lustre
  • colour-intensifying properties (jet-black effect)
  • improves wash-and-wear properties
  • hydrophobic, wash-permanent finishing effects

Field of application: Pad process

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid (macroemulsion)


®RUCOFIN GWM

Highly durable silicone softener with super soft handle effects similar to elastomers for textiles, esp. PA blends with lycra/elastane, cellulose or wool

  • extremely soft, elastic handle
  • excellent durability to washing
  • elasticity, elastic recovery and dimensional stability
  • hydrophobic finishing effects

Not compatible with Alkalis


Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (no nozzle dyeing machines, such as jets)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN GWS

Universal, durable, concentrated silicone softener, confers excellent handle effects and resilience to all fibre types, especially suitable for dyed fabrics from OE yarns or wool

  • soft and supple handle
  • highly effective
  • increases resilience
  • improves crease recovery and self-smoothing properties
  • excellent durability to washing
  • compatible with resin finishing agents
  • intensifies colour impression

Field of application: Pad process (preferred), exhaust process (not suitable for machines with high shear forces, eg jet)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN GWT

Durable silicone softening and smoothing agent for the easy-care finish of all fibre types; confers high surface smoothness and a soft inner handle, especially suitable for articles made of OE yarns

  • inner softness and high surface smoothness
  • silk-like handle effects through calendering
  • wash-resistant
  • revitalising capacity
  • colour-intensifying
  • easy textile care

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (not suitable for machines with high shear forces, eg jets)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid (miniemulsion)


®RUCOFIN HHM

Hydrophilic, migration optimised, non-yellowing silicone softener for all fibre types, especially for PES or PES blends

  • confers soft, cool handle and surface smoothness
  • in case of disperse dyeings favourable behaviour to thermomigration
  • hydrophilic character
  • highly resistant to yellowing
  • readily overprinted or overdyed
  • compatible with hydrophilic finishing agents

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (not suitable for machines with high shear forces, eg jets)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid (macroemulsion)


®RUCOFIN HHS

Ultra-hydrophilic softening and smoothing agent for textiles of all fibre types, especially for highly absorbent cellulose or microfibres

  • soft, cool handle
  • ultra-hydrophilic character
  • improves moisture transportation
  • highly resistant to yellowing (resistant to moulding)
  • readily overprinted or overdyed
  • high pH stability, high stability to shear Forces
  • compatible with many optical brighteners

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (run preliminary trials on machines with high shear forces, eg jet)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN HSF

With distinct hydrophobic properties for all fibre types; can be used in fluorocarbon finishing

  • soft handle
  • very good hydrophobic properties
  • repels aqueous soil
  • highly resistant to washing, not resistant to dry cleaning
  • excellent abrasion resistance
  • fluorocarbon finishes do not impair the oil and water repellency

Field of application: Pad process

Chemical Basis: Organopolysiloxane

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Emulsion


®RUCOFIN HSX

Softening and lubricating agent for woven and knitted fabrics, preferably of cellulosic fibres, to improve the sewability

  • smooth, very soft handle
  • superfatting effect with higher application quantities
  • compatible with many optical brighteners
  • improves the sewability
  • does not at all impair the fabric’s hydrophilic properties

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes, jet

Chemical Basis: Preparation of fatty acid condensation products, silicone and polyethylene

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid


®RUCOFIN LAN NEW

Silicone softener with a lanolin portion for the natural soft handle finishing of textiles of all fibre types, especially for synthetics or blends with cellulosic fibres; complies with G.O.T.S. standard and Oeko Tex Standard 100

  • confers very soft, inner handle effects
  • resistant to yellowing
  • improves the sewability
  • shear-stable and robust in processing
  • suitable for finishing ecological textiles G.O.T.S. (Global OrganicTextile Standard with ®RUCOFIN LAN NEW)

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound and wax

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid


®RUCOFIN MAX

Economic silicone softener maintaining the fabric’s hydrophilic properties, for textiles of all fibre types; especially suitable for fabrics made of microfibres or for white goods

  • natural, soft handle with wellness factor
  • highly resistant to yellowing
  • hydrophilic character
  • compatible with resin finishing agents
  • good price-performance ratio

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (not suitable for machines with high shear forces, e.g. jet)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN MIN

Durable softener for all fibre types with high “inner” softness and resilience

  • very soft, supple handle with wellness factor
  • excellent durability to washing
  • revitalising properties
  • improves resilience
  • optimum price- performance ratio

Field of application: Pad process (preferred) exhaust process (not suitable for machines with high shear forces, e.g. jet)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN PSO

Softening agent for pigment printing; softening and smoothing agent for all fibre types

  • allows very soft pigment printing
  • only minor influence on rubfastness
  • permanent effects
  • improves the flow properties of paste

Field of application: Pad or print processes

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic

Form: Liquid (macroemulsion)


®RUCOFIN RMW

Durable silicone softening and smoothing agent for all fibre types, confers high surface smoothness and supersoft elastomeric handle effects

  • supersoft, silky and smooth
  • distinct elasticity
  • revitalises the textile after washing regarding handle, look and crease recovery
  • hydrophobic, wash-fast finishing effects
  • confers brilliance

Field of application: Pad process

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic, slightly cationic in acid medium

Form: Liquid (macroemulsion)


®RUCOFIN SIQ NEW

Hydrophilic silicone softening agent for textiles of all fibre types, especially for readily absorptive cellulosic fibres

  • soft, voluminous handle
  • maintains the fabric’s hydrophilic properties
  • highly resistant to yellowing
  • high pH stability
  • high running and shear stability
  • improves the sewability
  • compatible with many optical brighteners

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (run preliminary trials on machines with high shear forces, eg jets)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN SQS NEW

Durable, hydrophilic silicone softening agent for textiles of all fibre types, confers voluminous handle effects, especially suitable for terry goods, cotton knits and woven fabrics

  • excellent soft, smooth handle
  • confers excellent volume and bulkiness to terry goods
  • maintains the hydrophilic properties of fabrics very well
  • highly resistant to yellowing
  • high pH stability
  • high running and shear stability
  • compatible with many optical brighteners

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes (run preliminary trials on machines with high shear forces, eg jets)

Chemical Basis: Polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Cationic

Form: Liquid (microemulsion)


®RUCOFIN WSE NEW

Softening agent for CO, CV or their blends with synthetic fibres, improves the sewability

  • confers soft, surface-smooth handle
  • suitable for resin finishing
  • compatible with many optical brighteners
  • resistant to yellowing up to drying temperatures of <170° C
  • improves the sewability

Field of application: Pad or exhaust processes

Chemical Basis: Preparation of fatty acid condensation product, polyethylene and polysiloxane compound

Ionic Character: Non-ionic

Form: Liquid

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