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Softeners & preparation aids

TEXTILE AUXILIARIES


We produce softeners based on organomodified siloxanes and oleochemical derivatives. Our product range covers a broad range of chemistries.


Organomodified siloxanes

Oleochemical derivatives

Polyether Siloxanes

Esterquat methosulfates and chlorides

Alkyl / Polyether Siloxanes

Imidazolinium methosulfates

Quat Siloxanes

Amidoamine ethoxylate methosulfates

Polyether / Aminosiloxanes

Amidoamine ethoxylates and salts

Siloxane Waxes

Dialkyldimethylammonium chlorides

TEGOPREN® range

REWOQUAT®/ REWOSOFT® range

 

Property profiles of Evonik softeners

Product

Substantivity

Hand

Softness

Rewetting

Non-Yellowing

Antistatic

REWOQUAT® CR 1537

++

2

III

++

0

++

REWOQUAT® WE 15

++

1

IV

++

--

++

REWOQUAT® WE 18

++

2

III

0

+

++

REWOQUAT® WE 38 DPG

++

2

III

0

+

++

REWOQUAT® W 75 PG

++

3

II

0

+

++

REWOQUAT® W 75 H PG

++

4

I

--

++

++

REWOQUAT® W 90 DPG

++

3

II

0

+

++

REWOQUAT® W 3690 PG

++

1

IV

++

--

++

REWOQUAT® W 222 PG

++

1

IV

+

+

++

REWOQUAT® W 325 PG

++

1

III

++

++

++

REWOSOFT® TE 19 L

+ (at low pH)

5

I

--

++

++

TEGOPREN® 5884

-

6

IV

++

+++

-

TEGOPREN® 6921

++

6

I

+

+++

+

TEGOPREN® 6924

++

6

I

+

+++

+

TEGOPREN® 7008

-

6

II

++

+++

-

TEGOPREN® 7100

+ (at low pH)

6

II

++

+++

+

Z-QUAT™ TO 10 ZH

++

2

II

++

+

++

Legend:

Substantivity: ++ = strongly substantive; + = substantive; - = non-substantive

Hand: 1 = dry-fluffy catonic; 2 = typical catonic; 3 = smooth catonic; 4 = premium slick catonic; 5 = premium greasy catonic; 6 = slick silicone

Softness: I = excellent; II = very good; III = good; IV = adequate

Rewetting (Absorbency): ++ = excellent; + = good; 0 = adequate; -- = poor

Non-Yellowing: +++ = premium; ++ = excellent; + = good; 0 = adequate

Antistatic: ++ = excellent; + = adequate; 0 = poor

 

Based on the different properties listed above, it is obvious that synergistic blends of organic cationics and organomodified siloxanes are able to substantially improve the overall performance profile of a softener towards the desired direction. While organomodified siloxanes are outstanding in softening, hydrophilic properties, non-yellowing and lubrication, organic cationic softeners give a quite different hand, overperforming siloxanes in substantivity and antistatic effect.