LUXSIL is a high-tech hydrophilic softener designed for textile finishing. The Amino functional long fatty acid chains give performance compared to conventional cationic and reactive softeners. The new polymeric structure combined with Micro Emulsion Technology adds unique dimension to the properties and application of LUXSIL in textile finishing.
Due to its high affinity, LUXSIL is able to bind to fibres and fabrics from water dispersion and this binding is more retentive compared to normal Silicones or Stearate based softeners.
LUXSIL is specially designed for Cotton Knits, Rayon and 100% Cotton Terry Towels.
Micro Emulsion Formation
Higher degree of lubricity
Improved feel of the fabric to skin. Lower static charge generation.
Improvement in crease resistance, elasticity and tear strength.
Better finish coverage on fabric to impart supple feel. Improved brilliancy of fabric comparable to Amino Silicones.
Finish maintained even after repeated washes.
Reduced space reauirement and cost effective
Easy and faster mix preparationCompatible with textile finish receipes (except Anionic chemicals).
Yellow to light brown paste
Cationic (quarternary salt)
Recommended dosage for padding various fabrics and their blends is 0.75 – 3 grams per litre of LUXSIL at 70 – 100% wet expression.The fabric should be processed further as usual.
For exhaustion, use 0.1 to 0.5% on weight of goods.
A slight yellowing of white fabric treated with LUXSIL may be caused by prolonged exposure to heat above 1500C.
LUXSIL is a 98 ± 2% concentrated product and with proper stirring it can be easily dissolved in water to get the required concentration. One can prepare 10 – 20% concentrated solution of LUXSIL and make it easy to use on the shop floor.
Solutions when prepared at 5%, 10%, 15% & 20% are translucent and all are stable at room temprature for minimum one week. Such solutions can be used as regular softeners with other ingredients in finish bath (adjust pH to 4 – 4.5 by adding acetic acid).
The material should be stored below 400 C in shaded area.
The product on ageing may show slight hazyness when solubilizing in water but it does not affect the performance of the product. It can be corrected by adding acetic acid and maintaining pH of 4 – 4.5.
The solution of LUXSIL is stable to dilute acids but not to metal salts and hard water above 3000 ppm.
Stable for 6 months if stored in a shade at room temprature.