Textile Printing Thickener
Textile PrintingThickener is a thick mass which imparts stickiness and plasticity to the print paste so that it may be applied on the fabric surface without bleeding or spreading and be capable of maintaining the design out lines.
Textile Printing Thickener is traditionally made by weighing out and, if necessary, dissolving the colorants and auxiliary chemicals and then stirring them into the required weight of pre-prepared thickener. Textile printing thickener is a yellow, viscous paste made with one or more thickening agents.
The use of terms such as thickener, and thin, long or short, to describe print pastes is of course descriptive rather than scientific, but is long established and a useful reminder that the materials being handled possess complex properties, not easily defined.The textile printing thickener must be stable and compatible with the dyes and dyeing auxiliaries to be used.