TUBIFAST AS 5087 FF | Formaldehyde-free binder for sustainable textile printing

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Textiles which are worn with pleasure, frequently and over a longer period are sustainable.
Pre-requisites for an ecologically reasonable and permanent use are the fashion appeal and a quality which raises the desire to wear the piece of clothing very often.

Pigment printing is an excellent process for a sustainable manufacturing of printed textiles, whereas reactive printing requires a higher consumption of resources due to the wash off and drying processes.

Colours are of crucial importance for fashionable styling. Their stability is among others a criterion for quality. If a high quality pigment printing binder is used, fashionable, brilliant colours with a high fastness can be produced for intense wearing.

Free from toxic substances

The binder becomes part of the printed piece of clothing, so that it must comply with the fabric quality respectively handle.
The binder film on the fabric must be free from toxicological substances such as organotin compounds, APEO or formaldehyde.

High active content

Sustainable products have a high active content, so that the water quantity during transport is low. Saving weight during transport contributes to reduced fuel consumption; the lower storage capacity saves costs.

Reduced application amount

Besides the usual concentrations of 38 % our formaldehyde-free binders are also available in higher concentrations. TUBIFAST AS 5087 FF e.g. is available with a dry substance content of 50 %.
The application amount of the binder in the printing paste is proportional to the pigment concentration. With a high binder concentration a correspondingly lower pigment application amount can be used.

Fastnesses of deep colours

Fashion prints are often brilliant. With pigments the demanded high fastnesses can only be achieved with high binder quantities.
Limit values (e.g. for small children) may be exceeded if common formaldehyde-releasing binders are used in high quantities.

With the new generation of "Zero Formaldehyde Binders" these fashionable articles need no longer be printed with reactive dyestuffs but can still meet highest ecological demands. The time-consuming wash off process can be omitted, too.

The printing recipe

A pigment printing recipe is a compatible system adjusted to the pigment concentration. The recipe must be proportionally adjusted to the material to be printed as well as to the individual demands.

If need be, a silicone defoamer, e.g. CHT-ENTSCHÄUMER BSN, may be added to the printing paste. Other additives such as urea or higher alcohols ought to be avoided if optimum fastnesses are to be obtained.

The binders are adjusted for perfect running properties.

Use the download for calculating your own recipe.

10 g/kg TUBIGAT AR / R 130 NEU Rheological additive for optimum colour depth
5 - 15 g/kg TUBISOFT PS / SEM Silicone for optimum dry abrasion fastness
10 - 30 g/kg TUBIFIX P 70 / FIX 120 W Formaldehyde-free blocked isocyanate fixing agent for good wet fastnesses
70 - 220 g/kg TUBIFAST AS 5087 FF / AS 6087 FF Formaldehyde-free 50 % or 60 % binder
12 - 48 g/kg TUBIVIS DL 600 / STAR Synthetic thickener





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