Textiles & Nonwovens

StarChem is leading chemical manufacture for the global textile market. Our main manufacturing site has been producing textile auxiliaries in Wellford, SC for over 50 years. With facilities in Choloma Honduras and Quebec Canada, we can provide local technical technical service, sales, and marketing support in North and Central America. We continue to develop products and technologies for nearly all textile applications; preparation, dying, finishing, printing, and nonwovens. Our textile applications laboratory can provide the best solution for your textile chemical needs. Contact us today!
Chemical
Application in TextilesStarChem Chemistries
Pretreatment AuxiliariesBuffers, Alkali, Scours, Wetters, and cleaners
Softeners and LotionsOrganosiloxanes, fatty quatemary ammonium compounds(Quats), and fatty esters
Wetters and FoamersDioctysulfosuccinates, amine oxides, nonionic surfactant blends
Hydrophilics/Wicking AgentsOrganosiloxanes, fatty quats, and polyesters
RepellentsFluorocarbons, waxes, and siloxanes
Composite Additives and LubricantsPolypropylene emulsions, polyethlene emulsions, wax dispersions, siloxanes, and ethylene urea
Durable Press Reins / Crosslinkers for bindersDimethyloldi hydroxyethylene urea, melamine formaldehyde, and urea formaldehyde resins
AntistatsPhosphate esters and quats
Foam ControlSiloxane, minieral oil, and polymerics
Flame RetardantsDurable flame retardants for all synthetic and natural fibers
Binders and Hand BuildersAcrylics and polyurethane dispersions
Anti-SlipWaxes, polyethylenes, and siloxanes
Soil ReleaseFluorocarbons, and siloxanes
Specialty ProductsEthylene urea and odor control additives
Product Offerings
Preparation
Starchem ProductPhysical Appearance%ActivityViscosityIonicitypHApplication Description
StarTex MGPClay dispersion28-29%2500-4000nonionic7-10Clay Based Bleaching Agent
StarTex GEOClear liquid56-57%150-300 cpsnonionic5.0-5.5(10%)Low Temp Scouring Agent
StarTex WMClear liquid45.6-46.3%250 cps maxnonionic/anionic6.2-7.7(5%)Peroxide Bleaching Detergent
StarSturf WFF-01Clear liquid99-100%250-500 cpsnoinonic6.0-7.0(10%)Low Foaming Wetting Agent
StarSurf Da ConcClear amber liquid49.0-51%< 200 cpsanionic6.0-8.0(5%)Scouring and Wetting Agent
Finishing
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Starchem Product Physical Appearance %Activity Viscosity Ionicity pH Application Description
StarSurf 680 Clear light, yellow liquid 21-22% <100 cps nonionic 6.25-7.25 Non-rewtting finishing aid
StarTex PH Clear liquid 18-20% <100 cps anionic 4.4-4.9 Antistat fpr synthetic fibers
StarTex Resin BLF-C Clear liquid 37-38% <50 cps cationic 3.9-4.3 Precatalyzed buffered finishing resin
StarPel L-44 White liquid 28.5-29.5% <100 cps cationic 3.0-5.0 Acrylic based water repellent
StarPel RBR-6 Off-white liquid 24.0-25.0% <250 cps cationic 2.5-4.0 Extended fluorocarbon repellent
StarPel FC 2566 Off-white emulsion 23.0-25.0% <100 cps weakly cationic 3.0-7.0 C6 based fluorochemical soil release product that improves the resistance of fabrics to everyday soils
StarPel FC 2566 Off-white emulsion 29.1-31.0% <250 cos weakly cationic 2.0-5.0 C6 fluoroakyl copolymer the STARPEL FC 2655 is an eco-friendly, durable oil and water repellent for polyester, cotton nylon fabrics and nonwovens
StarPel 366-01 Off-white liquid 25.75-28.75% <250 cps nonionic 3.5-4.5 Durable silicone water repellent having a high silicone oil content.It provides durable water repellency to all fibers and
StarTex BinderP 29.0-31.0% <500 cps N/A 5.5-6.5 Dispersion of a high molecular weight linear polyester resin for use as a sizing agent or hand builder in fiber and textile processing
StarTex Binder VA Milky-white liquid 54.0-56.0% 500-1500 cps nonionic 4.0-6.0 Vinly acetate finishing agent
StarPel 330R Off-white emulsion 24.5-25.5% <200 cps nonionic 2.5-3.5 Non-fluorocarbon water repellent&Fluorocarbon extender
StarPel391 Off-white emulsion 24.5-25.5% <200cps cationic 5.7-6.7 Reactive wax based flurocarbon extender
StarTex FR PE Conc Clear to hazy liquid 32.5-34.5% <100cps anionic 5.75-7.75 Flame retardant for polyester fabrics
StarTex FR 908 Clear to hazy liquid 33.0-37.0% <300cps anionic 6.5-8.5 Stable flame retardant polymer that is specifically designed for use on all polyemide-containing fabrics
StarTexFR STS Clear liquid 39.0-43.0% <100cps N/A 5.0-7.0 Non-durabe flame retardant for blended fabrics
StarTex FRWRB Clear to hazy liquid 47.7-48.7% <100cps N/A 5.5-6.5 Flame retardant for water repellent cellulosics
StarLube HD 35 Translucent tan liquid 35.0-36.5% <300cps nonionic 8.0-10.0 High density polyethylene softener&lubricant
StarLube 5442 Opalescent tan liquid 31.0-33.0% <500 cps cationic 9.0-10.0 Polypropylene emulsion lubricant
StarSoft HCA Off-white emulsion 19.0-21.0% 500-1500 cps cationic 3.5-4.5(%5) Cationic softening agent
StarSoft UKS Off-white to yellow flakes 98.5-99.5% solid cationic 3.0-5.0(%1) Concentrated cationic softening agent
StarChem USV Clear pale yellow liquid 26.5%-30.5% <150cps nonionic 4.0-5.5 Hydrophilic polyurethane finishing agent
StarSoft SPU Clear liquid w/blue cast 19.0-21.0% <100cps nonionic 4.0-6.0 Film forming reactive silicone softener
StarSoft TS-T3 Clear to pale yellow 29.0-31.0% <300cps nonionic 3.5-5.5 Hydrophilic silicone softer with excellent hand
StarSoft WAM Conc. Clear to pale yellow 65.0-70.0% <500cps slightly cationic 4.0-6.0 Low yellowing amino siklicone softener
StarSoft 2550 White with blue cast 48.0-51.0% <200cps slightly cationic 4.0-7.0 Elastometric silicone softener for fabric and tissue
StarTex Resin 6036 Clear to yellow liquid 36.0%-37.0% <100cps nonionic 5.0-7.0 Non-formaldehyde resin
StarTex Fresh PF White liquid 26.5%-32.5% <500cps anionic 7.8-8.5 Fabric treatment for odor control
Dyeing
Starchem ProductPhysical Appearance%ActivityViscosityIonicitypHApplication Description
StarChem AC Conc.Yellow to brown liquid45.0-47.0%<1500 cpsanionic8.0-10(%10)Concentrated Nylon leveling agent for barre control
StarTex Fix NOZLight amber liquid10.0-12.0%<100 cpscationic4.0-6.0Reactive and direct dye fixative for cellulosic fibers
StarTex Fix NBSDark brown powder99.0-99.5%Solidanionic7.5-8.5(%1)Workhorse concentrated Nylon fixative
StarTex Fix 100 ConcSlightly yellow liquid45.0-46.0%<1500 cpsnonionic8.0-9.0Concentrated cationic dyeing fixative
StarTex ACFOff-white dispersion14.5-15.5%<300 cpsnonionic3.5-6.5Hydropillic soil release agent for polyester
StarTex DS-12Dark brown liquid32.0-33.0%<200 cpsanionic5.5-6.5Anionic dispersant/leveling agent for acid and direct dyes
StarTex Lev WWBLight amber liquid40.0-41.0%<200 cpscationic5.0-7.5Versatile levelling agent for acid and direct dyes
StarTex Lev LPYellow to amber liquid52.0-56.0%<500 cpsanionic3.0-5.0(10%)leveling and dispersing agent for polyester dyeing
StarTex Lev NYL-01Amber dear to hazy liquid48.0-52.0%<500 cpsnonionic8.0-9.5(%5)Leveling and compatibilizer for acid dyes
StarTex NC-01Clear liquid74.6-76.2 Rl<500 cpsnonionic7.0-9.0(%5)Leveling and dyeing assistant for polyester and Nylon
StarTex RFH-01Clear liquid28.4-30.4%<100 cpsanionic11.0-13.0Polester after clearing agent
StarTex OB BA LiqClear yellow liquid15-16%<100 cpsanionic10.-11.0Cotton Optical Brightener(OBA)
StarTex OB BSUOff-white dispersionN/A<300 cpsnonionic7.5-8.5Fluorescent whitening agent solution developed with low affinity for cellulosic fibers and blends with synthetics fiber
StarTex OB EBL ConcOff-white dispersionN/A<300 cpsnonionic4.0-8.0Polyester Optical Brightening Agent(OBA)
StarTex OB CLE LiqClear yellow liquidN/A<100 cpsanionic4.0-6.0Nylon Chlorine Fast OBA
StarLube 64Off-white emulsion21.5-22.5%250 cpsnonionic6.5-7.5(%5)Dyeing lubricant
Printing
Starchem ProductPhysical Appearance%ActivityViscosityIonicitypHApplication Description
StarTex FNOpaque white liquidN/A12,000 cpsanionic8.0-9.0(2.75%)Synthetic pigment print thickener
StarSoft GAWhite emulsion35.85-37.85%<300 cpsnonionic6.75-7.75Silicone based pigment print softener
StarTEx Blinder KB-8-01Milky white liquid39.5-40.5%<1500 cpsnonionic5.0-7.0Self-crosslinking pigment print binder