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TI/T Finishing August 2009 Page 1 of 4

Supersedes all previous editions

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Codensol FM
Catalyst for resin finishing of textiles composed of cellulosic fibres and their blends with synthetic fibres.

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Condensol F-M

Nature Physical form Storage

Inorganic metal salts in water. Colorless solution. When stored correctly in sealed, original containers, at temperatures of between 5 C to 30 C, Condensol FM has a shelf life at least 12 months. Once the container has been opened, the contents should be used up as soon as possible. Containers should always be closed tightly again after product has been taken out.

Solubility pH Density The product can be infinitely diluted with cold water. 5.0 - 8.0 (5% solution) 1.20 - 1.30

Fields of application and finishing effects Catalyst for the easy-care finishing of woven and knitted fabrics composed of cellulosic fibres, viscose and their blends with synthetic fibres. The product is used at room temperature in the padding process. The liquor uptake should be 60-90%, depending on the type of fabric. Shirting fabric (woven cotton cloth) 40 - 60 g/l Fixapret F-ECO 15 - 20 g/l Condensol FM 10 - 20 g/l Siligen PEP 10 - 30 g/l Siligen SIS Nano Liquor pick-up approx. 70% Drying at 120-150 C Curing at approximately 3-4 minutes at 150 C Blouse material (viscose) 60 - 90 g/l Fixapret F-ECO 15 - 23 g/l Condensol FM 20 - 30 g/l Basosoft FF-EUK 15 - 30 g/l Siligen SIS Nano Liquor pick-up approximately 80% Drying at 120-150 C Curing at approximately 1 minute at 175 C 1 g/l prediluted Kieralon XC-J Conc. or Kieralon Jet B Conc. should be added to all padding recipes. The ready-to-use finishing liquor should have a pH of approximately 5.

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To obtain optimum easycare properties, the fabric must be well neutralized and the curing conditions adequate. In view of the many possible influences exerted by the pretreatment, dyeing, printing, finishing and composition of the finishing recipe on the fastness properties, shade, standard of white, strength, "white cracking" after washing, odour and handle, it is advisable to conduct preliminary, internal plant trials. This applies particularly for white- and pastel-coloured and printed goods, where there may be an adverse effect on the degree of whiteness or the shade.

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When using this product, the information and advice given in our Safety Data Sheet should be observed. Due attention should also be given to the precautions necessary for handling chemicals.

The data contained in this communication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights, etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed. Responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the downstream textile market rests with the textile processor.

August 2009

BASF Pakistan Private Limited 46-A Block 6 PECHS 75400 Karachi, Pakistan www.basf.com/textile