New Products Launched for Cotton

In the past few years, customers have been seeking a more environmental friendly life style and this trend has influenced the textile industry in many ways. One major impact on the Industry has been a renewed interest in cotton fabric. Cotton has many intrinsic advantages: it is absorbent, breathable, soft and resistant to high heat.

In order to respond to that trend, NICCA USA is offering 5 new products aimed at the treatment of cotton fabric:

  • NEOFIXâ AF-802: hydrophilic fixing agent that dramatically improves the wet fastness of reactive-dyed fibers. It also enhances the wicking properties of such fibers. It does not degrade the properties of cotton and has no impact on finishing treatments.
  • NEOFIXâ RX-505: fixing agent that has an outstanding effect on chlorine and wet fastness.
  • NEOFIXâ IR-77: crock fastness enhancer that is recommended for fabrics like those found in denim and sportswear (cotton and blends) that need high performance in wet conditions.
  • NICCA SILICONEâ AQ-131: hydrophilic silicone softener with permanent softness and lubricity effects. It is recommended for articles like towels and undergarments that are washed often and need to keep a high level of softness.
  • NICCA SILICONEâ AQ-531: silicone softener that provides a permanent hand similar to silk for cotton and cotton/PET blends.

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About Magali Brown

Magali is from Carcassonne, France. She has her master’s degree in chemistry with a specialization in textile and chemicals for textile. She spent 6 years in Fukui, Japan where she obtained her Ph.D. in amenity fiber from the University of Fukui. After obtaining her Ph.D. Magali began working for NICCA Chemical in Japan. After 6 months she relocated to NICCA USA, Inc. where she has been for the past 2 ½ years. Her current role is New Product Development Supervisor where she works closely with customers to meet their needs and requirements. Two main areas of focus are using exciting products and/or custom developments to meet customer’s processes and performance. She is a member of AATCC and is part of their flammability committee. She lives with her husband and their handsome baby boy born earlier this year.
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