Cosmo Specialty Chemicals Launches Green Scouring Agent, Eco Clay


An eco-friendly multi-functional product for pre-treatment of cotton knits, wovens and terry towels.

Cosmo Speciality Chemicals, a 100% subsidiary of Cosmo Films Ltd., has launched a clay based scouring agent, Eco Clay, for the textile industry, which reduces load on ETP upto 30%. Eco Clay reduces COD/BOD levels in the wash effluent by eliminating/reducing the need for additional auxiliaries in treatment baths i.e. wetting, sequestering, demineralising and stabilising agents, surfactants, lubricants, softeners, and defoamers.

Compatible with alpha amylases in the desizing bath, it boosts the tegewa rating, and remains stable with electrolytes and hardness present in the water. Eco Clay works in a way that it helps in achieving minimum weight loss of the fabric as compared to chemical scouring. It also provides fabric with a smooth handle. Due to its unique natural chemistry and good sequestering and dispersing power, it helps avoid precipitation of insoluble salts in bleaching baths, and prevents scaling on the rollers of steam and wash boxes.

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With distinctive wash performance and instant absorbency properties, it retains whiteness index with reduced usage of caustic while improving the bursting strength of the fabric. Action on natural pigment drastically enhances whiteness during the bleaching process. The recommended dosage of Eco Clay for exhaust application is 0.5% to 1.2%.

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On this new innovation, Dr. Anil Gaikwad, Business Head, Cosmo Speciality Chemicals said, “Because of its mechanical shearing on fabrics, Eco Clay helps to remove oils, dirt, greases, etc. The product lowers the maintenance time and cost while increasing the shelf life of machines. Being an eco-friendly product, it is non-toxic to all aquatic organisms. We thrive to make innovative products and we will always try our best to drive meaningful innovation for the textile industry, to deliver new solutions at a quicker pace to a broader audience.”

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