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Orco Nap Assistant PD™ is a nonionic napping assistant, lubricant, and softener.  It is recommended for use on cellulose, synthetics, and fiber blends.

 

Physical Properties

Chemical Type Polyglycol – fatty acid acid ester
Appearance White to off-white fluid emulsion
Solubility Miscible in cold water
Solids 18% to 20%
pH 7.0 to 9.0

 

Advantages

  • Improves fiber lubricity and lowers dusting when applied as a topical finish lubricant to fabrics that will be napped or sanded.
  • As a softener, can be applied in bath or by pad applications and is compatible with other finishing auxiliaries.
  • Acts as an anti-crushing / anti-creasing agent in wet processing because of its lubricating properties making it effective for processing velvets and flocked fabrics.

 

Procedures

Jet and Beck Dyeing – as a dyebath lubricant, use 1.0 – 2.0 grams/liter Orco Nap Assistant PD™ to the pre-scour, dyeing, and rinse bath.  This is for fabrics in rope form.

Beams – use 1.0 – 2.0% Orco Nap Assistant PD™ on weight of goods as a beam lubricant or napping assistant for both atmospheric and pressure dyeing.

Finishing – use 1.0 – 5.0% Orco Nap Assistant PD™ on the weight of the bath for pad applications. Use 2.0% Orco Nap Assistant PD™ on weight of goods in the final rinse of the dyeing process.

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