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OPTAVON MEX

Highly effective complexing agent of versatile application


during all pretreatment processes
Chemical composition
combination of organic phosphorous compounds and carboxylic acid compounds
Characteristics
Appearance:
Ionicity:
Solubility / Emulsifiability:
pH-value of 10% solution:
Resistance:

Storage:
Stability to frost:

clear, brown liquid


anionic
readily soluble in cold and warm water
about 3.5
applicable within the pH range of 1 to 14
resistant to organic acids and alkalis in usual concentrations as
well as to oxidizing and reducing bleaching agents; compatible with
anionic and non-ionic products
at least 12 months if properly stored
not sensitive to frost

Application properties

excellent sequestering power regarding iron ions


extraction and masking of hardness elements from cellulose fibres
reduction of catalytic damages on the textile goods during hydrogen peroxide bleaching
assists stabilising of hydrogen peroxide in bleaching baths
prevention of silicate deposits on machine parts
binding of adverse iron ions in the process water
increases the efficiency of washing and rinsing processes
foam-free, applicable in jets
corrosion inhibiting, "bluesign approved"

Application fields
OPTAVON MEX is an effective complexing agent used in the acidic demineralisation and should
be added to the textile treatment baths whenever the iron content is high. This treatment results in
extracting alkaline earth and iron ions (which may origin from the goods as well as from the water)
from the textile goods and reducing the ash content. This way, a subsequent bleaching is more
effective, provides less fibre damage and shows better reproducible effects. The danger of
catalyst damage is reduced to a minimum. In bleaching baths, OPTAVON MEX controls the
decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.
The above results have been obtained from trials in our laboratory and plant. In the light
of changing conditions they can only serve as a guide and are therefore offered without
obligation. We ask you to observe the possible rights of third parties.

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OPTAVON MEX

The addition of OPTAVON MEX into the rinsing bath after peroxide bleaching supports the
complete removal of remaining impurities and neutralises the alkali in the fibre core.
The product is universally applicable both in discontinuous and continuous processes.
OPTAVON MEX is not applicable in dyeing.
Guidelines for application
OPTAVON MEX is dilutable with cold or warm water in all proportions. It can be added to the
treatment liquors directly without preliminary diluting.

Discontinuous acid demineralization and hydrogen peroxide bleaching:


0.5 2.0 g/l

OPTAVON MEX

1.0 3.0 g/l

OPTAVON MEX

In enzymatic desizing:

When more than 2.0 g/l are applied in cold batch desizing, the degree of whiteness can be
increased by a maximum of 5 points CIE during subsequent bleaching.

Continuous process:
2.0 4.0 g/l

OPTAVON MEX

OPTAVON MEX supports stabilising of hydrogen peroxide bleaching liquors. In general, the
necessary peroxide stabiliser quantity can be reduced depending on the kind of process.

This data sheet contains basic information on OPTAVON MEX. Further documentation
with more extensive and detailed data on the product and respective processes are
available.

The above results have been obtained from trials in our laboratory and plant. In the light
of changing conditions they can only serve as a guide and are therefore offered without
obligation. We ask you to observe the possible rights of third parties.

Stand:

09. July 2014


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