Thickener For Carpet Printing
Apangum is a textile printing thickener derived by cross-linking reaction on guar gum (Cyamopsis tetragonolobus). The product has excellent physicochemical properties from a most advanced state of the art in its manufacture.
||Depolymerised & Carboxy methylated, borted Guar
||Yellowish coloured Non-dusting powder
||Moisture content %
||10.0 - 11.0
||Viscosity 2.0% W/W (Spindle 6/20 rpm 20oC by
Brookfield Viscometer) after acidification (adjusting pH 5.5 - 6.5)
|13000 cps - 17000 cps
||Filterability in 58 μ / cm2
Apangum is specially recommended for acrylic and nylon carpets. it has excellent dispersion properties in cold water and does not dust-off while preparing the stock paste. The Apangum has the suitable solubility to microbial attack and compatibility with various dyes and auxiliaries.
When dispersed in cold, Apangum does not hydrate. However, it attains maximum viscosity when stock dispersions are made acidic by an organic acid and stirred at higher shear rates for homogenization.