Selvol™ Polyvinyl Alcohol is the most widely used textile warp sizing composition. Selvol™ Polyvinyl Alcohol provides a protective coating for spun and filament yarn and can easily be desized with hot water.
Selvol™ Polyvinyl Alcohol’s use in textile warp sizing applications is complemented by our Selvol™ Ultalux technology, which is designed to help maintain colorfastness and crockfastness on a wide variety of fabrics and garments. Use of Selvol™ Ultalux can help improve crocking ratings by 1 full point or more and help to ensure that your garments meet the high expectations of today’s consumers.
Selvol™ Polyvinyl Alcohol improves warp sizing performance through:
- Improved weavability: the abrasion resistance, elasticity and toughness of yarn sized with polyvinyl alcohol will lead to reductions in warp stop levels.
- Lowering add-on: Yarns sized with polyvinyl alcohol can run at lower adds-ons because of the adhesion and strength advantages that Selvol™ Polyvinyl Alcohol and Selvol™ Ultalux provide over natural binders.
- Decreasing shed: The excellent abrasion resistance and adhesion of polyvinyl alcohol to synthetic fibers will lead to less shedding on the slasher and in the weave room.
- Offers excellent size stability: Selvol™ Polyvinyl Alcohol and Selvol™ Ultalux solutions are thermally stable and can be maintained for longer periods of time at elevated temperatures.