Colloidal silica provides special finishing effects to blends and fabrics made from fibers and filaments of cotton, wool, and synthetic materials. These effects help textile finishers achieve outstanding results.
In fabric production, colloidal silica formulations help stabilize the weave structure. The frictional coefficient between fibers is increased, reducing fiber fraying and slippage. This increased friction also allows for higher spinning speeds, producing yarn and/or weaves with improved tensile strength.
In turn, fabrics are imbued with a crisp, dry hand finish. Moreover, by increasing the weight of the colloidal silica on the fabric, luster or sheen becomes controllable. The greater the amount of colloidal silica solids, the more delustering takes place.
Finally, colloidal silica applications also help improve the snag resistance of nylon hosiery and the anti-blocking performance of textile coatings.
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