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Textiles and Leather

Phosphates and specialty products are used in the cleaning, finishing, tanning and dyeing of textiles and leather.
In cleaning, finishing and dyeing, the use of phosphates and specialty products fulfills a number of unique functions. In combination with soaps or with synthetic detergents, they exhibit synergistic effects on detergency and improve their penetrating, wetting, emulsifying and dispersing properties.

Our specialty products for the leather industry are used in the wet process in the beamhouse and include:
  • GERMOL®, 
  • CORIAGEN®, 
  • URGON®
  • UTANIT®

For more information on specialty products for the leather industry, please see our brochure, “Product System for the Leather Industry."

We also offer a wide range of specialty dyeing products and fat liquors for the East Asian market.

Both the orthophosphate and the polyphosphate species are functional in textile processing. Trisodium phosphate (TSP) is used as a source of alkalinity in fiber-reactive dyeing processes for both cotton and cotton blends. Its use makes the dyeing process less sensitive to pH swings that might otherwise occur. This can lead to increases in the production rates in dyeing processes.

Trisodium phosphate (TSP) and trisodium phosphate crystalline (TSPC) are also used in scour formulations, particularly for synthetic yarns. TSPC is also used in peroxide bleaching, where it acts as a buffer at high pH levels.

Preparation and Processing
Monosodium and disodium phosphates, as well as polyphosphates, perform many important functions in the treatment and processing of textiles and leather.

Products in

Product Info
CORIAGEN® Speciality chemicals with focused/specific application for use in Beamhouse agents.
Cortifill Anionic auxiliary synthetic tanning agents used as fillers.
Cortisan Synthetic tanning agent based on Acrylic polymers & Mineral Tanning Agents complexed with Synthetic Tanning Agents.
Deacitan Anionic Auxiliary Synthetic Tanning agents used as Neutralizing & Dispersing agents.
Dilurit® Bactericide used in Soaking & Finishing stages of leather manufacture.
Disodium Phosphate Anhydrous Softens boiler water, potable water treatment, phosphatizing metal cleaner, textile dye baths buffering agent.
GERMOL® Germol is used as a soaking auxiliary (without biozide) used for rapid dehydration of soluble proteins dispersing natural grease and blood.
Grassozin High performance Anionic Surfactants & Degreasing agents.
Lisolix Fatliquoring agents based on natural oils.
Monosodium Phosphate Used in a wide range of industrial applications, including: water conditioner, acid cleaner, metal phosphatizing, cotton sulfur dyeing, electroplating buffer, dairy cleaner and feed supplement. Stabilization and process additive for toothpastes.
Phosphoric Acid (35-85%) Phosphoric Acid (35 – 85) refers to phosphoric acid at various concentrations between 35 and 85% can be used. We offer specific grades of 35%, 36%, 50%, 70%, 75%, 80% and 85%.
Potassium Alum Tanning of leather.
Recortan Anionic Replacement Syntans and modified vegetable tanning agents.
Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate Sequestration, deflocculation, corrosion inhibitor, chelation of calcium and iron.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate Attributes: sequestration, deflocculation, infinitely soluble, corrosion inhibitor, and the chelation of calcium and iron.
Sodium Tripolyphosphate Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP) is a very effective sequestering and dispersing agent. It finds application in many industrial applications, including cleaning, water treatment, and many others.
Syncolix Fatliquoring agents based on synthetic oils and waxes.
Tetrapotassium Phosphate 60% Solution Buffering Agent, corrosion & scale control, dispersing agent, water softening, metal chelation, liquid detergent builder, metals control in water treatment.
Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate Tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP) is an effective sequestrant and dispersing agent used in detergents, clay processing, drilling muds, cements, water conditioning, textile processing, paper manufacturing, bleach bath stabilizer and metal cleaners.
Trisodium Phosphate Trisodium Phsophate (TSP) is used in most dry alkaline formulations, aiding in the removal of fat and protein deposits and keeping all soils suspended to prevent redeposition.
URGON® Deliming agent containing low ammonia.
Utanit® Utanit® is used in the leather industry for water softening, pre-tanning, chromium fixing, conservation, and neutralizing.