Tanatex develop innovative, textile processing solutions, ranging from pre-treatment to finishing for both classical and technical textiles
Tanatex continuously strive to exceed expectations in a world with growing environmental awareness. Tanatex supplies its global customers with quality wet processing products and using a highly equipped technical service lab they can tackle any challenges that you may face. For over 50 years, the company has proven to be a reliable partner in solving customers’ challenges whilst meeting international standards regarding quality, health, environment and safety.
Where can these textile processing products be used?
In the UK, textile chemical sales are driven by value for money, which is not always the cheapest products on the market, but those which pro rata perform the best, add value or prevent hidden costs. Tanatex products provide that kind of reassurance, reducing the need for rework and driving up the quality and therefore the value for the end customer. This selection of chemicals is used in both classical and technical textiles available for a variety of fabrics and applications.
Product trade names and descriptions
The below descriptions provide a general insight into our product range on offer from Tanatex.
There are a few exceptions where unique products don’t conform to the standard nomenclature, for accurate product information, please search for corresponding technical data sheets via our product finder.
Synthetic thickeners for coating and pigment printing pastes
Crosslinking agents for pigment printing
Binders and softeners for pigment printing
Levelling agents for dyeing acrylics with cationic dyes
Dispersing and levelling agents used in textile dyeing
A range of oil and water repellents, stain prevention agents and fluorocarbon extenders
Auxiliary for dyeing wool and fine animal hairs below boil temperature, allows dyeing at the boil for a short time.
Polyurethane binder used in textile finishing
Insect proof clothing concept, permethrin-based insect protection agent for outwear, sportswear, military applications on clothing and tents, curtains
Cosmetic Finishes, microencapsulating scents such as lavender, coffee, jasmin, lemon, menthol, rose, sandalwood, strawberry and vanilla
Extreme whiteness concept, pre-treatment optical brightening agents
Biodegradable, cationic softener concentrate for garments made of cellulosics and blends with synthetic fibres
Scouring agents for textile pre-treatment
Binders, crosslinkers, matting agents, flame retardants, foam control agent and thickeners for textile coating
Wetting and deaeration agent for use in the pre-treatment and dyeing of cellulosics and cellulosic blends.
Moth and beetle insect repellant for wool and blends of wool with other fibres, feathers and fine and coarse animal hairs
Yarn lubricant for various fibers, reducing friction and static charges
Odor control technology, used for bedding and clothing to combat body odors
Yellowing inhibitor for polyamide fibres
Levelling agents for use in textile dyeing applications
Highly effective cleaning agent for heavily soiled dyeing units.
Post-treatment agent for improving cold wet fastness of dyeings and prints, reserving agent for dyeing polyamides
Microban Aegis®, ZPTech and Silvershield
Anti-microbial technologies, products proven to be a safe and effective way to eliminate odour-causing bacteria
Textile softeners for textile finishing
Chelating and dispersing agents for textile pretreatment processes
Lubricant for textile finishing applications
Anti-foam for textile processing products
Special auxiliary to prevent yellowing of polyamide and polyamide/elastane articles during heat treatments
Felt-free finishing of wool and wool blends without pre-chlorination
Unique Probiotic finishing agent for combating pathogen bacteria and allergens in textiles
Cosmetic finishes, microencapsulating skincare products
Polyurethane dispersions for coating technical textiles
Special finishes for textiles including anti-slip properties, internal energy balance stabilization and hydrodynamic finishing
Post treatment wet-fastness improvers for textile dyeings
Preparation agent for inkjet including thickeners, shade depth improvers, anti-foams, urea replacement auxiliary
Self-crosslinking polyurethane to upgrade the quality of textiles
Dyeing auxiliary to improve dyeing of polyamide/elastane blends
Enzymatic desizing agents to remove starch in pre-treatment of textiles
pH adjustment agent for textile dyeing
Leveling and anti-frosting agent for textile dyeing and carpet processing
Crease inhibitor for all types of fibers
Post-treatment agent used on a variety of substrates
Polyacrylic acid powder thickener for Chromojet digital printing on carpets and blankets
Polyacrylate thickener for Chromojet digital printing on carpets and blankets
Ecological mineral based softener for polyamide felts
Dispersing agents for use in textile pre-treatment and dyeing processes
Protection against phenolic yellowing and special auxiliary for Chromojet printing
Anti-static agents used for the finishing for textile substrates
Pre- and post -treatment scouring, wetting and cleaning agents
Stabilizing agent to prevent particles from precipitating
Diffusion accelerator for the dyeing of polyester fibres and polyester blends
Concentrated non-foaming wetting and deaerating agent
Multifunctional product predominantly used on polyester substrates for desizing, scouring, wetting, reducing, oxidizing and dye acceleration
Multi-purpose auxiliaries based on clay technology for discontinuous applications
Special UV-absorber to improve the light fastness of dyeing’s on polyester fibres with additional dispersing properties for disperse dyes
Cosmetic finishes, multi-layer micellar skincare and thermo finishes
Technical Brochures and Downloads
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Tanatex are enthusiastic science geeks dedicated to adding value to fabrics through technical textile processing products
They have a core focus on their five megatrends that drive the textile industry: Quality, sustainability, protection, vitality and wellbeing
Tanatex introduced a chemical solution for polyester molecules way back in the 50s and have since then been taking on many other challenges faced in the textile industry
They like to think of themselves as cowboys of the textile industry: small in size, but brave by heart