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What is fixing agent and its application?

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What is fixing agent and its application?

 

Fixing agent is one of the important auxiliaries in the printing and dyeing industry. It can improve the color fastness of dyes on fabrics. It can form insoluble colored substances with dyes on the fabric to improve the washing and perspiration fastness of the color, and sometimes it can also improve the light fastness.


Fixing agent


Fixing agent is one of the important additives in the printing and dyeing industry. With the development of science and technology, dyeing and finishing technology has also been significantly improved. Due to the expansion of international textile trade and the improvement of people's living standards and environmental protection awareness, textiles are required to be comfortable , Clean and safe. Since Germany first launched the "Blue Angel" program in the 1970s, some developed countries in the world (Japan, the United States, etc.) have successively passed and implemented relevant laws and regulations, stipulating various indicators for textiles. Green textiles are required to prohibit the use of carcinogenic, teratogenic, and poorly biodegradable dyes and dyes produced by certain aromatic amine intermediates specified in the regulations in the printing and dyeing process. At the same time, it also requires that the additives used do not contain heavy metal ions and do not produce Free formaldehyde, that is, using "green additives", the development and application of aldehyde-free fixing agent KS meets this requirement. Fixing agent KS is through the polymerization reaction of organic amine and epichlorohydrin, and then acidified with hydrochloric acid to obtain fixation Agent KS, which is used for the fixation of reactive, direct, and sulfur dyes after dyeing cotton. It can "bridging" between the dye and the fiber to form a compound, that is, it reacts with the dye molecules at the same time and cross-links with the cellulose fiber to form a highly diversified The cross-linking system enables the dye to be more firmly combined with the fiber, prevents the dye from falling off the fiber, and improves the color fastness. The active substances in the fixing agent can condense with each other to form a three-dimensional network film on the surface of the fiber, which seals the dye, increases the smoothness of the cloth surface, reduces the friction coefficient and is not easy to wear, and further prevents the occurrence of wet friction. The dye swells, dissolves, and falls off, which improves the wet fastness.

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