Avebe Introduces Starch-based Printing Thickeners
Avebe BA, the Netherlands, has introduced three new printing thickeners for reactive dye printing.
The products are marketed as Solvitose RX 60, Solvitose CRD 40 and Solvitose CRD 30.According to
the company, the new products have been tested extensively in a number of textile printing mills
worldwide. The results showed that the new thickeners have excellent fixation of the dyes, very
high color yield and good levelness of the print.The tests also showed that the thickeners had very
good wash-off and there was little effect on the hand of the printed textile.The new starch
thickeners were designed to avoid the problems caused by alginate thickeners.