TEXTILE AUXILIARIES

Softeners & preparation aids

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.