TEXTILE CHEMISTRY

The competitive textile market where Achitex Minerva Group has operated throughout its history demands product quality, customer service and a flair for innovation, and in response the Company is constantly engaged on research and development, with a particular focus on reducing the environmental impact of its processes.

Achitex Minerva Group textile sector includes a complete range of products for all phases of the fabric finishing process, from spinning to printing.
•    Primary and secondary spinning products
•    Sizing products
•    Preparation, dying and finishing auxiliaries
•    Powder and liquid Chemantrene dyestuffs
•    Technical textile compounds
•    Continuous and discontinuous printing

Printing products include:
•    Minerprint® pigment dispersion
•    ready-to-use pastes for continuous printing
•    screen printing ranges (water-based, Plastisol, PVC-free Plastisol-like, silicones)
•    photopolymeric emulsions for screen printing matrices
•    digital printing pre-treatments
•    pigment-based inks for digital printing

Most Achitex Minerva products for textile applications are on the list Inditex and hold GOTS, bluesign® and ZDHC certifications.

AUXILIARIES FOR SIZING

ACHISTAT 073 F

Multi-purpose antistatic that can be used in all spinning and sizing processes. It is characterized by its high antistatic effect and its ability to retain moisture. The product does not contain mineral oils and greases and is free from odors and yellowing. Its special formulation allows to obtain well parallelized fibres and very regular wicks.

GOTS 6.0 ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

ACHITINA GO

Anionactive wetting agent with low foaming, easily soluble in water, stable to alkali and hard water. It stands out for its rapid action and for being part of the GOTS certification.

GOTS 6.0 ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

ACHITINA IMC

Anionactive wetting agent with low foaming, easily soluble in water, stable to alkali and hard water. It stands out for its fast action.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

ACHIWAX PVOH

Auxiliary for sizing baths containing polyvinyl alcohol. Operating with high viscosity baths and high concentration of polyvinyl alcohol, there is a rapid evaporation on the surface of the bath, especially during machine stops with consequent formation of a film. When the machine is restarted, the film formed causes breaks in the separating rods, as well as during the weaving operations. ACHIWAX PVOH is an antistatic lubricant that avoids the rapid evaporation of the sizing baths during machine stops and consequently the formation of surface films. It has no foaming properties and does not interfere with the film-forming characteristics of the products normally used in sizing. The product can be easily removed from the fibre by normal washing operations.

ECOLASE HN

Thermostable enzymatic desizing. It is an amylase that resists high temperatures and performs its maximum activity at 95 - 100°C, suitable for desizing processes. For the preparation of the desizing bath, the use of hard water is preferably recommended.

GOTS 6.0 ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

ECOPON LO

Detergent and wetting agent for desizing treatments, characterized by a notable degreasing effect, a high emulsifying power for natural fats and waxes, with low foaming. Its special formulation based on linear ethoxylated fatty alcohols makes it rapidly degradable in biological plants.

GOTS 6.0 bluesign® ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

Complete range of products for textile sizing, which improves the resistance of the warp threads during the weaving process.