JANTEX INDIGO DISCHARGE
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This system of discharge for indigo dyes has been tested and/or experimentally used on numerous types of Indigo dyed denim. Since indigo dyed goods vary extensively, the information given must be considered a “guide for use only”. Even your individual equipment, fabric and internal systems can vary, therefore, you must test the procedures suggested for your individual application and fabric lots.
Before use, handling of the product should be considered. Wear chemical resistant gloves, splash goggles and a protective apron when mixing. Although the oxidizing agent is in a diluted form, it is still a corrosive material and should be handled with care.
The manufacturer states that the product must be air dried for 15 minutes after printing to fully oxidize. We know that this is impossible in our industry and have found that a quick cure through the oven will work.
Begin by printing Jantex Indigo Discharge through a 60 – 110 mesh. Pass through oven with as minimal amount of heat as possible. Product is purple but will turn brown when oxidized.
To neutralize product, a mandatory part of the system, follow-up with a warm bath, from 100° to 120° F, adding 1.00% Acetic Acid and 0.5 Sodium Bisulfite, agitate for approximately 10 to15 minutes, or until printed area turns white. Drop bath Rinse for 5 - 10 minutes, dry.
Remember, these are only starting suggestions and you may need to adjust time, temperature or even percentages, however, to date, this basic formulation has worked well in the sampling stage. Remember to handle product with extreme care!