Aquatex - Factory Features

  • The auxiliary surrounds the polyester fibre with an envelope, which alters the hydrophobic nature of the fibre surface.
  • The fibre is able to absorb water between the fibre and the surfactant layer.
  • Interfacial tension between oil and fibre is increased, making oil more easily removed.
  • After treatment, the fibre exhibits higher conductivity, so the tendency to build- up static electricity is reduced.
  • The generally more oleophobic nature makes it easier to remove oily and/ or particulate contamination by washing.
  • AQUATEX treatment confers fibre- to- fibre lubricating properties, so that one fibre slips more easily over its neighbour, especially in water, and therefore it acts as an excellent anti-crease lubricant during the batch-wise dyeing of 100% polyester and polyester blends.
  • AQUATEX treatment does not adversely affect the pilling propensity of polyester containing fabrics.

AQUATEX is a durable soil release/ antistatic treatment of 100% polyester fabrics and polyester blend fabrics.

  • AQUATEX is a finishing treatment of fabrics containing polyester fibres to confer a hydrophilic/ oleophobic effect as opposed to the inherent of polyester. These changes to the polyester fibre confer the following advantages to garments wearers:

Aquatex - Benefits

  • Increased comfort in wear. The garment will absorb perspiration much more readily. This treatment also gives a softer handle to unsoftened fabrics.
  • Antistatic effect. AQUATEX treatments minimise the build-up of static charges in garment wear and, thereof, reduces the clinging effect. The pickup of airborne dust is also reduced.
  • Lower soil redeposition. The greying or dulling of garments that occurs during domestic washing is markedly reduced.
  • Enhanced stain removal. The removal of oily or greasy stains by domestic washing is made much easier.
  • Reduced fabric creasing.
  • Oil spots and stains are reduced or more easily removed.