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Technical Information TDS-P-52

ALTRANOL-EPLF Description: Is a low foaming, high performance detergent designed for the preparation of cotton, synthetic and blended fabrics in machines of high liquor turbulence such as jet, soft flow and package dyeing machines as well as in continuous processing systems. Properties: Appearance Ionic Nature pH Composition Solubility Compatibility

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Transparent liquid Non-ionic 2.5 Âą 0.5 Blend of ethoxylated alcohols Miscible in all proportions in water. Compatible with anionic, cationic & nonionic products & preparation / bleaching chemicals.

Benefits:  Smoother running of ropes, less floatation leading to fewer tangles and more efficient pump performance.  Uniform extraction of oil and waxes providing consistently clean foundation for level dyeing and whiter whites.  Improved reproducibility  Cost savings by improved overall dye processing  Trouble free liquid dispersing  Low dosages required. Minimised organic pollutant load on dye house effluent. Features:  Has excellent emulsifying and soil suspending properties with sustained low foam character throughout heating, cooling and rinsing cycles.  Excellent emulsifying properties for knitting and weaving lubricants, oils and waxes.Very good soil suspension and anti-re-deposition properties.  Very high detergent action, which ensures rapid removal of synthetic sizing agents and spinning oils from polyester and polyamide based fabrics.  Eliminates the need for defoamers /anti foaming agents.  Free flowing liquid form.  High active content. Low odour – no unpleasant smell.  Extremely high primary biodegradability and is readily bio-eliminable.  Stable to hard water, acids and oxidizing agents and in caustic alkali upto 50 g/l concentration.


2 Application : Due to its powerful detergent activity and low foam property Altranol-EPLF advantageously replaces conventional scouring surfactants employed in batchwise and continuous preparation processes Altranol-EPLF allows significant improvement in productivity. It is particularly useful in single-stage combined desize/scour/bleach operations for woven and knitted fabrics, terry-towelling and yarn packages. On polyester-based fabrics, removal of synthetic sizing agents (especially acrylates which are used to facilitate the weaving operation on water-jet looms) poses a major problem. Altranol-EPLF expeditiously cleans out such polymers in short treatment times. A.

Batchwise Processing(i) Scouring of cotton hosierySet the bath at liquor ratio 10:1 with ALTRANOL-EPLF 0.5 – 1.0 g/l Caustic Soda solid 3.0 g/l Start at 50ºC, raise gradually to 95ºC and run for 30 mins. Cool to 70ºC. drain and neutralise with Acetic acid (80%s) 0.5 g/l at 70ºC for 10 to 20 mins. (ii)

Scouring of polyester-cellulosic blended fabricSet the bath at liquor ratio 10:1 with ALTRANOL-EPLF 0.5 – 1.0 gl/ Soda Ash 5.0 g/l Sodium Perborate 2.0 g/l Start at 40ºC, raise to 95ºC in 15 min., run for 30 mins. Cool to 70ºC drain and hot rinse at 70ºC.

(iii)

Desize-scour of Polyester or Polyamide fabricSet the bath at liquor ratio 10:1 with ALTRANOL-EPLF 1-2 g/l Soda Ash 5.0 g/l Run for 30-40 mins at 100ºC for polyester (or 80ºC for polyamide), cool to 70ºC, drain and wash thoroughly at 70ºC. Combined preparation scour-bleach on cotton hosiery and terry-towelling on winch or soft-flow machinesSet the bath at liquor ratio 10:1 with ALTRANOL-EPLF 0.5 - 1.0 g/l ECOSOFT-400 0.5 g/l and load the fabric while raising to 60ºC then add Hydrogen Peroxide 50% 2.0 -5.0 g/l Caustic Soda Solid 2.0 - 3.0 g/ MODQUEST-WS/PEROSTAB-BLN or 1.0 - 2.0 g/l MODSTAB-MS LUBASSIST-JET 0.5 - 1.0 g/l

(iv)


3 and raise to 90-95ยบC in 20 mins. Maintain the temperature for 60-90 mins., cool to 70ยบC and drain. Rinse in a fresh bath for 10 mins at 6070ยบC with 0.5-1.5 g/l NEUTROX-ALN and acidify to pH 6-6.5 before draining. For fabrics to be marketed as white, an initial scouring treatment followed by the bleaching process (preferably incorporating a compatible optical whitener) yields optimum results. B.

Continuous Processing(i) Single-stage desize-scour-bleach for cotton hosiery and low-sized terry-toweiling in J-BoxImpregnate in saturator at 100-120% pick-up with ALTRANOL-EPLF 1-2 g/l ECOSOFT-400 2-3 g/l Caustic Soda solid 4-6 g/l MODSTAB-MS 5-6 g/l Hydrogen Peroxide 50% 20-35g/l and steam at 100ยบC for 90 mins followed by wash-off at boil. In Continuous KierThe process is carried out at 90-95ยบC employing a liquor ratio of 10:1-8:1 with fabric treatment for 1 hour followed by a squeeze, and washing-off/souring in a separate washer. A continual gravity feed maintains the effective concentrations in the kier-liquor. A full white can be obtained with the following recipe (percentage on weight of material): ALTRANOL-EPLF 0.5 - 1.0% ECOSOFT-400 0.5 โ€“ 1.0% MODSTAB-MS 1.0 - 2.0% Caustic Soda solid 1.0 - 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide 50% 3.0 - 5.0% alongwith a compatible optical whitener. For fabric to be subsequently dyed, NEUTROX-ALN may be added in the washer at 60ยบC to quench residual peroxide, followed by acidification to maintain pH at 6-6.5. (ii)

Desize-scour-bleach on Pad-Steam rangeDesize by padding at 60ยบC and 80-100% pick-up with ALTRANOL-EPLF 1 g/l Enzyme desizing agent 2 g/l and roller-bed steam at 98-100ยบC for 10 mins. followed by wash-off at 80ยบC. Scour by padding at 85ยบC and 80-100% pick-up with ALTRANOL-EPLF 3-5 g/l Caustic Soda solid 10-15 g/l and roller-bed steam at 98-100ยบC for 10 mins followed by thorough wash-off at boil. Bleach by padding at room temperature and 80-100% pick-up with ALTRANOL-EPLF 3-5 g/l


4 Caustic Soda solid 10-12 g/l Modquest-WS / Perostab-BLN 4-5 g/l or MODSTAB-MS Hydrogen Peroxide 50 15-20 g/l and roller-bed steam at 98-100ยบC for 3 mins. followed by thorough wash-off at near boil. Alternatively, a combined single-stage preparation can be employed for lowsized greyPad the fabric at room temperature at 80-100% pick-up with ALTRANOL-EPLF 5-7 g/l Caustic Soda solid 12-15 g/l ECOSOFT-400 MODQUEST-WS / PEROSTAB-BLN 5-8 g/l Hydrogen Peroxide 50% 40-60 g/l and roller-bed steam at 98-100ยบC for 15 mins. followed by thorough wash-off at near boil. (iii)

Desize-scour-bleach by Cold Pad-Batch for woven cotton and polyester-cotton fabricsDesize by padding at room temperature and 80-100% pick-up with ALTRANOL-EPLF 2-3 g/l Enzyme desizing agent 5-10 g/l and batching overnight at room Temperature followed by thorough wash off at boil, Scour-bleach by padding at room temperature at 80-100% pick-up with ALTRANOL-EPLF 5-8 g/l Caustic Soda solid 15-25 g/l MODSTAB-MS 7-10 g/l Hydrogen Peroxide 50% 30-45 g/l and batch at room temperature for l5-24 hours followed by thorough wash-off at boil.

Storage: Good shelf life under normal storage conditions. Containers must be tightly closed when not in use. Packing: 30, 50, 100 & 200 kg HMHDPE containers. The information in the datasheet is based on our present state of knowledge & is published without any obligation on our part.


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COMPARATIVE FOAM HEIGHT IN MM OF ALTRANOL-EPLF AGAINST LENETOL-HPLF AT VARIOUS TEMPERATURE Product Lenetol-HPLF Altranol-EPLF Expt. A-386 Expt. A-387

Foam height (3 g/l) in mm At Room Temp. At 75ºC 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35

At 95ºC 45 40 35 40

Conditions: 3 g/l product solution prepared. 50 ml of the solution taken in a 100 ml graduated stoppered measuring cylinder and shaked by giving 30 vertical strokes. Foam height measured on standing.

Comparative Foam Height (3 g/l) in mm at various temperatures 50 45

Foam Height in mm

40 35 30

At Room Temp. At 75ºC At 95ºC

25 20 15 10 5 0 Lenatol-HPLF

Altranol-EPLF

Expt. A-386

Expt. A-387

Products

Conclusion: 1. Altranol-EPLF & Lenetol-HPLF shows similar foam height at Room temperature & 75ºC. 2. Lenetol-HPLF shows maximum increase in foam height at 95ºC in comparison to Altranol-EPLF


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COMPARATIVE FOAM COLLAPSE TIME IN SECS OF ALTRANOL-EPLF AGAINST LENETOL-HPLF AT VARIOUS TEMPERATURE

Product Lenetol-HPLF Altranol-EPLF Expt. A-386 Expt. A-387

Foam collapse time in secs. (3 g/l) At Room Temp. At 75ยบC 12 11 12 11 11 5 10 5

At 95ยบC 6 5.5 4 4

Comparative Foam Collaspe (3 g/l) in secs at various temperatures

Foam collaspe time in secs.

14 12 10 At Room Temp. At 75ยบC At 95ยบC

8 6 4 2 0 Lenatol-HPLF

Altranol-EPLF

Expt. A-386

Expt. A-387

Products

Conclusion: ALTRANOL-EPLF & LENETOL-HPLF shows similar foam collapse times.


7 COMPARATIVE ALKALI STABILITY(NaOH) AT VARIOUS TEMPERATURES Solution : 1% solution of product Product NaOH Room Temp. At 75ยบC At 95ยบC added (g/l) Lenetol-HPLF 5 Unstable oily drops at top Oily drops at top Oily drops at top Lenetol-HPLF 10 Unstable oily drops at top Oily drops at top Oily drops at top Altranol-EPLF 5 Unstable oily drops at top Oily drops at top Oily drops at top Altranol-EPLF 10 Unstable oily drops at top Oily drops at top Oily drops at top A-386 5 Unstable oily drops at top Oily drops at top Oily drops at top A-386 10 Unstable oily drops at top Oily drops at top Oily drops at top A-387 5 Unstable oily drops at top Oily drops at top Oily drops at top A-387 10 Unstable oily drops at top Oily drops at top Oily drops at top COMPARATIVE ALKALI STABILITY(Na2CO3) AT VARIOUS TEMPERATURES Solution : 1% solution of product Room Temp. At 75ยบC At 95ยบC Product Na2CO3 added g/l Lenetol-HPLF 5 Oily drops at top Oily drops at top but Oily drops at top but on shaking on shaking miscible but on shaking miscible miscible Lenetol-HPLF 10 Oily drops at top Oily drops at top but Oily drops at top but on shaking on shaking miscible but on shaking miscible miscible Altranol-EPLF 5 Oily drops at top Oily drops at top but Oily drops at top but on shaking on shaking miscible but on shaking miscible miscible Altranol-EPLF 10 Oily drops at top Oily drops at top but Oily drops at top but on shaking on shaking miscible but on shaking miscible miscible A-386 5 Oily drops at top Oily drops at top but Oily drops at top but on shaking on shaking miscible but on shaking miscible miscible A-386 10 Oily drops at top Oily drops at top but Oily drops at top but on shaking on shaking miscible but on shaking miscible miscible A-387 5 Oily drops at top Oily drops at top but Oily drops at top but on shaking on shaking miscible but on shaking miscible miscible A-387 10 Oily drops at top Oily drops at top but Oily drops at top but on shaking on shaking miscible but on shaking miscible miscible Note : Bath with Alkali are stable in continuous process but on standing shows poor stability. Conclusion: ALTRANOL-EPLF & LENETOL-HPLF shows similar alkali stability.


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STORAGE STABILITY OF PRODUCT ITSELF AT 60ยบC LENETOL-HPLF Stable

ALTRANOL-EPLF Stable

A-386 Stable

A-387 Stable

COMPARATIVE SCOURING EFFICIENCY (IN %) LENETOL-HPLF 3.74

ALTRANOL-EPLF 3.75

A-386 4.97

A-387 4.56

COMPARATIVE % SCOURING EFFICIENCY 6

Scouring efficiency

5

4

Series1

3

2

1

0 LENATOL-HPLF

ALTRANOL-EPLF

A-386

A-387

Product

Note: Scoured fabric with above products shows spontaneous water absorbency & similar dyeing (equal dye uptake) when dyed with reactive dye. Conclusion: ALTRANOL-EPLF & LENETOL-HPLF shows similar scouring efficiency & dyeing property. Remark: The above results prove that both ALTRANOL-EPLF & LENETOL-HPLF are comparably similar.

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