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Apan Gum DCMBG - 2

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.

1. Basis Depolymerised & Carboxy methylated, borted Guar
2. Physical appearance Yellowish coloured Non-dusting powder
3. Ionic Nature Anionic
4. Moisture content % 11% Maximum
5. pH 10.0 - 11.0
6. 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
7. Filterability in 58 μ / cm2 200 gms
8. Dispersibility Good


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.

Paste Preparation

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.
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