We offer solutions for wet processing of textiles to improve their performance and final product aesthetic effects using our industry leading technologies and high performance ingredients supported by our formulation and industrial application expertise. Our philosophy of using sustainable raw materials, driving sustainable product innovation and minimising impact of our manufacturing process ensures safety and quality in everything we do.
We have complete solutions for improving productivity, consistency and aesthetics in wet processing of various substrates (cotton, regenerated cellulose, polyester, polyamide and spandex) as per substrate forms (fibre, yarn, knits and woven) and as per application machinery (exhaust & continuous). Each application range consists of a variety of products as per their functions/effects and features. Many of our products are Bluesign®, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), and OEKO-TEX® compliant. This means that using Croda products can help work towards gaining the certification for these industry leading standards.
We have industry benchmark anti-creasing agents for processing of various substrates. It is necessary to have low fibre to metal friction and optimum fibre to fibre friction during processing. We have specialised our chemistry in this segment to offer high performance products to take care of elastane blends with polyester, viscose, cotton & new fibres such as Lyocell.
For the best dyeing results it is necessary for the substrate to have have a neutral core pH of the substrate post alkali treatment. Our core alkali neutralisers offer a sustainable solution for use on cotton, polyester, polyamide and their associated blends.
We have formulated an environmentally acceptable solvent blended with surfactants, for removing stubborn oil, grease or wax stains. They assure superb removal of persistent, grease-like contamination from all fibres, especially synthetic, ensuring clean even dyeing.
We have a complete range of wetting agents and detergents for use with the different fibres, forms and machinery used. Our products are manufactured using the best manufacturing technologies and processes to ensure uniform absorbency and cleaning with consistent high performance batch to batch. Our industry benchmark products are used in exhaust and continuous processing.
Multifunctional preparation auxiliary with excellent wetting, detergency, sequestering/chelating, dispersing, peroxide stabilisation and crease prevention effect with excellent stability in hydrogen...
Dye bath conditioners are used to control the hardness of the dye bath in order to achieve better dye yield and minimise dye agglomeration. Our dye bath conditioners work on an optimum combination of protective colloid, chelating and dispersing principles, resulting in uniform and level dyeing.
Synthetic fibres have an inherent property of static generation which leads to clinging of fabric and increased soiling tendency, leading to wearer’s discomfort. To control/ nullify static generation – we require anti-static agents. We offer different products which can meet stringent anti-static testing methods and durability requirements.
We have a range of softeners for use with different substrates that offer durability effects and improve feel. We offer anionic, cationic and non-ionic softeners as well as specialised silicone softeners specifically for printed goods.
It is required from active and sports-wears to transport moisture from body to fabric and evaporate further during physical exercise or training. It improves the wearer’s comfort and increases performance. For this kind of moisture management fabric, we offer specialised durable systems with added quick dry properties for quick spread and absorption of moisture.
A good washing off process ensures a good all round fastness, so it is necessary to use a suitable washing off agent as per the water conditions, dyes used, print design, substrate and machinery. We offer a variety of high performance washing off agents.
In recent years there has been increasing consumer demand for garments to offer more beneficial effects through their use. Croda has developed a range of performance ingredients that provide textiles with a variety of consumer effects.