How to Treat Spandex® & Blends with a Soil Release Agent
A recommended soil release procedure for Spandex®, especially in blends with nylon or polyester, involves using Orco Soil Release NC 108™. Orco Soil Release NC 108™ is a fluorocarbon-based finishing agent developed for synthetic and natural/synthetic blended fabrics. Orco Soil Release NC 108™ exhibits extremely effective soil release affects, as well as good oil repellency. By combined use with our fluorocarbon-based water/oil repellent agents such as Repel Z-L, an outstanding water, oil, and stain repellent finish is obtained.
Orco Soil Release NC 108™ maintains its strong soil release power on synthetics and natural/synthetic blends even after repeated washings. The oil repellency is also durable to washing. The nonionic nature of Orco Soil Release NC 108™ means it is compatible with other auxiliaries and finishing agents.
The optimum usage of Orco Soil Release NC 108™ depends on the material to be treated, the presence of other agents, and the desired affects. The optimum standard usage level is a 1-3% owb solution applied by a pad-dry-cure process for effective soil release and oil repellency.