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.

WARPING AND COLD SIZING PRODUCTS

ACHISIZE E 1

Synthetic polymer characterized by a resistant film and with an excellent degree of elasticity. It is characterized by its high cohesive power, fast drying times and high wetting properties that allow rapid diffusion of the product already in the short path between the applicator and the collection. The product is used on both animal and cellulosic fibres and is particularly suitable for blends with synthetics, having great affinity for the latter. The supply of product is optimized by adjusting the speed of the applicator roller. ACHISIZE E1 is already added with the wetting agents necessary to favor the wettability of the fibre in a short time, however its slightly anionic character allows good compatibility with wetting agents of the same nature if their use is necessary.

GOTS 6.0 ZDHC LEVEL 1

ACHISIZE ES 20

Synthetic cold glue based on synergistic blend of polymers with high adhesive power and lubricants suitable for reducing friction and electrostatic charges. The product is intended for the treatment of all natural, animal and synthetic fibres and their blends. The anhydrous film of the product has a compact appearance, high abrasion resistance and good elongation, characteristics that allow for an optimal fibre coating and a reduction in hairiness.

ACHISIZE ES 7

Synthetic polymer characterized by a resistant and plastic film, not very sensitive to variations in temperature and humidity. The product is used on both animal and cellulosic fibres and is particularly suitable for blends with synthetics having great affinity with the latter. It is characterized by its high covering power, rapid drying and high wetting capacity that allows rapid diffusion of the product already in the short path between the applicator and the collection or drying device. Special lubricating additives make it possible to obtain a slippery yarn thus reducing fibre / metal friction. In cold sizing the product can be used on Benninger, TMT, Chimitex machines.

GOTS 6.0 ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

ACHIWAX P

Lubricating and cohesive product with good antistatic properties that allows for excellent lubrication of the yarn avoiding problems of sticking, formation of deposits or dusting during processing, allowing for high weaving yields.

ACHIWAX P 45

Lubricant and cohesive agent, with good antistatic properties, for continuous and discontinuous yarn suitable for weft and warp lubrication. It allows for excellent yarn lubrication, avoiding sticking problems, formation of deposits or dusting during processing, allowing for high weaving yields.

ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

ACHIWAX RF

Size softener and lubricant with antistatic properties, post-waxing agent suitable for all types of continuous threads and yarns. It has excellent compatibility with all products used in textile bonding operations. Its characteristics avoid problems of deposits on the combs and loom healds and make it easily removed from the fibre with a simple washing.

GOTS 6.0 ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

CERANTEX PS LIQ

Product which, in addition to the sizing baths, improves the smoothness of the yarns to be woven, as well as their luster and slipperiness. The good solubility in water is advantageous above all for the desizing which is easy and complete and excludes the danger of drawbacks in the subsequent dyeing.

GOTS 6.0 ZDHC LEVEL 3 INDITEX A A A

CONALUBE ECO 020

Lubricant developed to obtain lubricating, cohesive and antistatic characteristics, which reduce or eliminate the problems normally present in the weaving phase, due to defective weft insertions. Suitable for both continuous and discontinuous wire. The use of this product could increase yields by up to 5%. The product allows to reduce friction between fibre and metal, help dissipate electrostatic charges and avoid sticking, formation of deposits and dusting. The product can be easily removed with a simple washing or light soaping.

GOTS 6.0 ZDHC LEVEL 1

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