NEORES VLF is a self catalyzed, glyoxal based, cellulosic reactant which provides excellent durable press performance, and improved shrinkage control on a variety of cellulosic fabrics or cellulosic blended with synthetics. Exhibiting very low formaldehyde emission. ADVANTAGES: It generally requires less cure time to obtain the desired shrinkage control. Cure temperature can vary from 290F to 350F or higher if needed. NEORES VLF is precatalyzed thus insuring formulation consistently and the risk of over or undercharges of catalyst. Proper catalyzation is ensured every time. Provides satisfactory performance with minimum cure conditions, Low concentrations perform effectively. Durability to laundering is excellent. Initial chlorine retention is low. Inventory of catalyst is eliminated; storage space is gained reactant It is manufactured by a fully automated process thus increasing consistency of product. TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance : Clear / water white to slightly yellow liquid pH : 3 Solubility : Soluble in water in all proportions Stability : Over 6 months at 24F-100F Compatibility : Compatible with most textile wet finishing agents except anionic types. Miscible with water in all proportion. APPLICATION The fabric should be clean and not contain any acids, fixed alkali or salts or other additives in order to ensure uniform results. The presence of residual alkalinity in excess of 0.05% NaOH will cause yellowing and reduces shrinkage control. TYPICAL FORMULATION % ON BATH Wt NEORES VLF – 5 – 15 Neosoft MO – 1 – 3 Neowet OSX – 0.1 – 0.5 NEORES VLF is precatalyzed and requires no additional catalyst. Bath Preparation Add diluted wetting agent to about half the water at 70F – 80F. Add the reactant with thorough stirring. Stir in the softeners separately after dilution with water. Bulk to final dilution. Pad bath temperature is optional, but 110F or slightly higher is recommended when padding heavy weight or tightly woven fabrics Drying and Curing Cure for 1.5 minutes at 325F. While satisfactory results can be obtained at other time/temperature combinations, a minimum cure temperature of 300F is recommended. The finish may also be flash cured Basic Requirements for Successful Resin Finishing Fabric must be suitable for end use. Unfinished fabric tensile >130% of the finished tensile. Bleached and dyed fabric must be clean and absorbent. Fabric alkalinity <0.05% as NaOH. Fabric pH should be 6.5-7.5. Wetting speed <= 5 sec. @ 70-80°F. Use reactant/cat stable components. Use minimum tension in finishing. Use accurate finish mixing procedures. Control of all major variables in process. Wet-pick-up should be 65 – 75% owg at the resin pad. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS NEORES VLF should be used in a well ventilated working area. Wear suitable clothing and impervious gloves to prevent skin contact. Use chemical splash-proof goggles for operations where face and eye contact can occur. Use of a respirator is recommended where exposures exceed PEL or are unknown. In case of spill, cover the material with an inert absorbent, sweep up and place in a waste disposal container. Flush the area well with water. STORAGE Storage stability is at least one year at 75F. Will remain fluid and perform satisfactorily if held between 15°F and 120°F, but will darken slowly if held above 90°F.