The typical mercerisation process using caustic soda gives the fabric a satin-like gloss, better dimensional stability and a higher degree of dye absorbency. However, it feels harder to the touch. Mercerisation using liquid ammoniac achieves the same long-lasting improved dimensional stability, while maintaining a softer feel. This results in improved comfort for the wearer and better elasticity, which helps the fabric to dry more smoothly. These properties are in high demand in the fashion industry, in particular. Caustic soda mercerisation only yields better results in terms of the fabric's dye absorbency and shine.
The system used for the mercerisation process was recently upgraded to state-of-the-art technology. It performs the following basic functions, as well as providing its essential high-speed performance:
Our mercerisation plant can perform both hot and cold mercerisation. While the cold impregnation process of cold mercerisation gives fibres a more intense shine, hot mercerisation offers particular advantages when it comes to improving productivity and creating a softer feel:
By measuring colour using a range of systems, it is possible to determine the degree of whiteness of a fabric. The degree of whiteness according to Berger, to CIE and to Ganz and Griesser are just some ways to compare the measured values. AG Cilander is synonymous with top quality; as a result, degrees of whiteness up to 290 are no problem for us to handle. This enables us to offer textiles that are whiter than any standard. These are primarily used in the traditional clothing and shirt segments.