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Nov 19, 2010

Studying effect of Salt on the shade.

Studying effect of Salt on the shade.

Dye, Glauber salt Na2S04. Stock Paste.

Purpose of Salt in Recipe:
Some time a little amount of salt can raise strength to 10%. So, consequently decreasing dye concentration.

Stock paste:
Mild. Oxidizing agent             10  g/Kg
Urea                                        100g/Kg
Sodium Bicarbonate               25g/Kg
Alginate Thickener                  25g/Kg
Glauber Salt`                         X g/Kg
Water                                      Balance
Total                                       1 Kg

Dye Glass:
Reactive Red Dye (MCT)       30  g/Kg
Stock paste                              Balance
Total                                       1 Kg

Printing three fabrics with  different pastes as per follow.
1. Glauber Salt  in stock paste 0g/Kg (Recommended as Standard)
2. Glauber Salt in stock paste 5g/Kg
3. Glauber Salt in stock paste 10g/Kg
4. Glauber Salt in stock paste 15g/Kg
5. Glauber Salt in stock paste 20g/Kg

Print and dry at 100-110°C.
Treat with Saturated steam at 102°C for 8 min

§     Cold rinse
§     Soap at 60oC With:
                        1-2 ml/l of Ladipur RSK liq.
§     Hot Rinse
§     Cold Rinse

Name                                  CMC                    STRENGTH
Glauber Salt  0g/Kg                            STD                             STD
Glauber Salt  5g/Kg                            0.58 Pass                     102                 
Glauber Salt  10g/Kg                          0.34 Pass                     105
Glauber Salt  15g/Kg                          1.31 Fail                      111
Glauber Salt  20g/Kg                          1.62 Fail                      113

Glauber salt is an additional auxiliary to the reactive recipe which can be added to the stock paste to get shade strength little higher but, it also has some disadvantages like extra concentration can cause crunchiness, harshness and also dye glass is not stable with time. Any way! Results of date color are infront of you. 


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