Zytrol-600 is a binder recommended to be used in Solvent & Aqueous Pigment Printing. It replaces conventional binders which are designed for  Solvent and Water based pigment printing system.

Zytrol-600 improves the colour value in the solvent based printing along with excellent crock and washing fastness.  Zytrol-600 reduces the consumption of water based thickeners such as ZYCOPRINT and it gives excellent soft feel.

Zytrol-600 allows the printer to produce very soft pigment printing.

Features

Benefits

Use of state-of-the-art emulsion polymerization technology

Improved Wet Rubbing Fastness

Good wash fastness

Retains original looks and feel even after repeated washings

Excellent re-emulsification

No chocking problem

New speciality chemistry

Improved colour value

Appearance : Milky White
Solids content : 41 ± 2%
pH : 8.5 – 9

Zytrol-600 is like any other binder to handle and normal departmental procedures should be followed. The only care to be taken is to use good quality of water to maximize the benefits of reduction in thickener consumption.

Preparation of fully aqueous print paste :

A typical stock paste is prepared as follows :

8-12% – Zytrol-600

84-88% – DM Water

2.5 – 2.8% – ZYCOPRINT

1 – 1.5% – R-55 (Softener & leveling agent)

Add Zytrol-600 to the part DM water. Start stirring  and add ZYCOPRINT,  R-55   and remaining DM water. Stir for 5-10 minutes. Filter (140-160 mesh nylon cloth) . Add pigment emulsion and  Melamine resin (if needed).

For very heavy shades like 8-10% one may want to use higher percentage of Zytrol-600 to get desired dry & wet fastness. There are many variations of procedures for stock preparation. The sequencing and time of stirring should be optimized by individual mill.

Preparation of solvent based print paste:

A typical stock paste is prepared as follows :

8-10% – Zytrol-600

4-6% – DM Water

2 – 4% – Urea

75 – 80% – Kerosene (solvent)

1 – 1.5% – R-55 (Softener & leveling agent)

There is no need of any acid catalyst to be added in Zytrol-600.  One can add Melamine resin for improving the fastness, especially on polyester cotton blends.  Normal departmental procedure for preparation of paste should be followed.

  • Do not store above 45oC or in direct sun.
  • After each withdrawal from the container, always ensure to close the cap.

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