Ciba Offers New Cracking And Neutralization Agent

A multifunctional agent, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Invatex® AC, optimizes pretreatment washing
processes following alkaline treatments such as mercerizing, alkaline cracking and peroxide
bleaching according to the Switzerland-based company.Ciba claims the agent ensures adequate core
neutralization for subsequent finishing steps. The product also can be applied to fabrics after
fluorescent whitening to prevent yellowing caused by anti-oxidants. Invatex AC is supplied in
liquid form, so it is suitable for automatically controlled dosing systems.

May 2002