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.

FOR SHIRT ARTICLES

ACHISIZE MCZ

Sizing agent with high adhesive power for cotton, wool, synthetic and mixed fibres, which guarantees greater performance in the weaving phase, high resistance to abrasion, a better appearance to the final fabric. It protects the yarn, reducing breakages during the weaving phase, while reducing the formation of dust. Guarantees quick drying of the yarns.

GOTS 6.0 ZDHC LEVEL 1

ACHISIZE SPP

Yarns glued with sizes based on synthetic polymers have a much higher resistance to abrasion than that obtained with starchy sizes. The high adhesive power of these sizes, however, can give problems causing the formation of pilling during the separation phase caused by the strong gluing and resistance characteristics of the size film. Achitex Minerva has modified the characteristics of the film so as to maintain excellent resistance to abrasion with moderate resistance to separation. The excellent abrasion resistance characteristics of the product allow an ideal yarn protection capable of limiting the negative effects of wire-wire and wire-metal rubbing with particular regard to wire / yarn fouling during sizing and weaving of dyed yarns. The rheological characteristics of the product allow it to be used at medium concentrations.