Back in the old days, people used to wash their clothes in rivers using clay. Simple, biological, and effective. They worked with what nature gave them and got fine results without the carbon footprint. Somewhere along the way, we’ve lost sight of nature and created new, but less natural ways of treating our textiles. A bit of a waste, as clay is still king when it comes to washing and bleaching methods.
In the late 80s, TANATEX rediscovered the many advantages of clay as a treatment for cellulosic fibres and decided to go back to basic. They developed TANNEX® GEO and set the tone for a more environmentally friendly bleaching method. Being textile lovers, they never stopped working on the -very secret- recipe, and this year, they launch TANNEX® TERGEO. GEO 3.0, if you will, a natural product that’s fine-tuned to the needs of today’s textile manufacturers:
Jo Porré, product developer at TANATEX from the very beginning:
“Developing GEO is by far the greatest achievement of my professional career”
So how does it work? TANNEX® TERGEO gets mixed with hydrogen peroxide, an eco-friendly alternative to chlorine bleach. Because of the clay in TANNEX® TERGEO, however, the fibres don’t get damaged and they don’t turn harsh as they normally would. What you get, is soft and bleached fibres while washing less chemicals down the drain. Innovative, yet natural. Natural, yet reliable.
TANNEX® TERGEO offers pre-treatment performance for hydrogen peroxide bleaching that reaches the highest standards by using very gentle treatment. This results in the same or an even better degree of optical brightness with a minimal weight and strength loss. TANNEX® TERGEO also offers lubrication and running properties that enable unheard-of uniformity of the substrate after bleaching. Test results showed instant rewetting, even on x-cones, towels and difficult quality conditions, ensuring the highest hydrophilicity standards and low damage.
Clay is a natural product that replaces a significant amount of chemicals. The energy required in clay excavation and processing is much less than that needed for producing oil-based products. This ensures a very low carbon footprint. It goes without saying that TANNEX® TERGEO meets the highest of international standards and ecological requirements including the ÖKO-TEX® Standard 100 and RSL’s (Restricted Substances Lists).
TANNEX® TERGEO is a high performance mineral that offers detergency, wetting, sequestering, stabilization and lubrication all in one single product. This not only enables Right First Time and low substrate loss, TANNEX® TERGEO also keeps machines cleaner.
TANATEX wants to enable you to make the best evaluation possible. Our global team of product specialists is all set to provide you with additional product specifications tailored to your needs.
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TANNEX® TERGEO is specially indicated for the following market segments for cellulosic materials:
|Form supplied||Grey dispersion.|
|Density (20 °C)||approx. 1,1 g/cm3|
|Viscosity (20 °C)||approx. 800 mPa·s|
|pH (20 °C)||approx. 7,0|
|Dissolving||TANNEX® TERGEO can be dispersed easily in water. If necessary it can be added to the bath undiluted.|
|Dilution||Miscible with water in any ratio.|
|Stability||Stable to hard water up to 30° German hardness|
|pH stability||Stable in usual normal conditions|
|Compatibility||Compatible with anionic and nonionic products. Not compatible with cationic products and polymeric lubricants, e.g. polyacrylamide based products.|