How to Continuous One-Bath-Thermofix Dye Cotton Using Orco Reactive R-Series™ Dyes

  1. Prepare and prescour cotton goods.
  2. Pad goods through bath at room temperature containing:

 X   gr/L(oz/gal)                      R-Series reactive dyes properly prepared

2-5   oz/gal(15-38gr/L)         Sodium Alginate  (5% Solution),

1.25-2.5 oz/gal(10-20 gr/L)  Sodium Bicarbonate, and

1.25   oz/gal(10 gr/L)            Orcotol MN Powder

  1. Dry goods @ 225°F(110°C) for 2 minutes.
  2. Thermofix @ 300°F(150°C) for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Wash excess or unfixed dye by cold rinsing, then a warm neutralizing rinse @ 120°F(50°C) using acetic acid.
  4. Thoroughly hot rinse and soap at boil using 0.25 oz/gal (2gr/L)) Orcopon KP.
  5. Warm rinse, then a final cold rinse.

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