Solutions for textile processing with a variety of materials

Textiles and fabrics not only bring functionality but also style and creativity. The growing demand for quality, sustainable apparel worldwide is driving growth for high performance textile chemicals. BASF inorganic chemicals offer a number of solutions for bleaching, dyeing, and cleaning. As the inventor of hydrosulfite, BASF created several formulated grades available to suit your needs. Colorfastness and consistency are important. BASF products will help your productivity.

Examples of applications include:

Sodium Nitrite

  • Diazotization
  • Acceleration of oxidation of vat dyes

Aluminum Chloride

  • Carbonization of wool

Hydrosulfites

  • Reductive agent for vat dyeing (denim)
  • After treatment agent (polyester)
  • Waste water treatment in wool and leather processing

Ferric Chloride

  • Oxidizing agent and mordant in textile printing
  • Development of vat dyes
  • Indigo etching

Sodium Metabisulfite

  • Cleaning and bleaching wool, jute and other vegetable fibers

Sodium Sulfite

  • Scavenger for after treatment with chlorine or with compounds which contain active chlorine

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Inorganics for textiles

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Product Packaging Shelf Life
(months)
Appearance Attributes SDS TDS Share
Hydrosulfite
Hydrosulfite F 50 KG & 110 KG Drum 12 White, crystalline powder

Formate-based, fast-dissolving dithionite

Sodium dithionite content min. 88.0

TDS
HydroBlue®90 50 KG & 110 KG Drum 24 White powder, dust- and odor-free

Improved shelf-life stability, reduced odor and dust, compared to F grade

Sodium dithionite content min. 90.0

TDS
HydroBlue®92 50 KG & 110 KG Drum 24 White powder, dust- and odor-free

Improved shelf-life stability, reduced odor and dust, compared to F grade

Sodium dithionite content of more than 91.0%

Adlite® e.g. 220 KG Drum, 1500 KG, 1800 KG, 1900 KG 12 White powder

Brightness enhancer in refiner pulp bleaching

Sodium dithionite content min. 73

TDS
Ferric Chloride
Anhydrous 998 KG, 60 KG Drum 12 Dark green to black crystalline powder

Strong oxidizing agent with hexagonal layer structure

FeCl3 content min. 98.7

SDS TDS
Aluminum Chloride
Ground 1050 KG, 250 KG, 50 KG Drum 6 White to slightly yellow or grey hygroscopic material

Catalyst and flocculant

AlCl3 content min. 99.0

TDS
Screened 1000 KG, 230 KG, 50 KG 6 White to slightly yellow or grey hygroscopic material

Catalyst and flocculant

AlCl3 content min. 99.0

TDS
Sodium Nitrite
HQ FF Technical Grade 1000 KG, 25 KG 36 White to slightly yellow crystalline product

High purity product via synthetic manufacturing

NaNO2 content min. 99.0

TDS
Sodium Sulfite
Technical Grade 25 KG, 500 KG, 1000 KG, 1250 KG 24 White or slightly yellowish, odorless, fine crystalline powder

Reducing and bleaching agent

Na2SO3 content min 97.5

TDS
Sodium Metabisulfite
Technical Grade 25 KG, 500 KG, 1000 KG, 1250 KG 24 White or slightly yellowish, fine crystalline powder, with an odor of SO2

Low level of impurity and consistency

Na2S2O5 content 97.2 – 100.5

TDS

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