ESKUDO RC-010 is a liquid reduction clearing agent that has less environmental impact than conventional powder reducing agents such as hydrosulfite and thiourea dioxide.
Improving the working environment with liquid RC
A liquid RC agent that considers the safety and health of workers
ESKUDO RC-010 is a liquid RC agent that uses natural raw materials as the main component, considering worker safety and the environment.
Good workability during preparation of the treatment bath contributes to the improvement of productivity.
3 features of ESKUDO RC-010
No deterioration of the working environment due to powder scattering since it is a liquid product.
Compatible with automatic dosing equipment, contributing to improved production efficiency.
Mainly composed of natural ingredients, it has no odor and has little impact on the aquatic environment when discharged.
Advantages over hydrosulfite
There is no deterioration of the working environment due to powder scattering during preparation of the treatment bath, which was a concern with hydrosulfite and thiourea dioxide.
- No scattering during preparation of the treatment bath
- Suitable for automatic dosing equipment
- Excellent solubility
- Low impact on human body
- Good biodegradability (>85%)
- Low impact on activated sludge
- No risk of ignition during storage
Excellent wash fastness
Compared to powder reducing agents such as hydrosulfite and thiourea dioxide, it exhibits superior fastness that is equal or superior.
Since it is a liquid, it is easy to weigh and reduces variations in work, contributing to stable quality.
Wash fastness (JIS L-0844 A-2）
Process：Dyeing BR1:10 130℃×40min → RC 90℃×20min → Neutralization R.T.×10min → Cold rinse → Spin → Dry120℃×2min
Leveling and dispersing agent* 1g/L RC-010 or hydrosulfite
Dyestuff X％o.w.f. NaOH(F)
*NICCA SUNSOLT RM-3406
Wash fastness (JIS L-0844 A-2）
A liquid RC agent ”ESKUDO RC-010" is mainly composed of natural ingredients and is friendly to workers and the environment.
Hydrosulfite and thiourea dioxide are used as reducing agents in the reduction clearing (RC) process after dyeing of polyesters. However, since both are powders, it has been pointed out that the work environment deteriorates due to powder scattering at the time of dosing, the work load at the time of dosing and dissolving the powders, and the production efficiency is poor due to the inability to use an agent auto-dosing machine.
With emphasis on the health and safety of workers and consideration for the natural environment, NICCA Chemical succeeded in developing "ESKUDO RC-010," a liquid reduction clearing agent that is both human and environmentally friendly…
Toward realization of sustainable dyeing process
What we can do for the future, what is the “Smart Dyeing Process”?
ESKUDO RC-010 is a recommended product for realizing the sustainable "Smart Dyeing Process" that NICCA aims for. It is expected to improve productivity by energy saving, processes shortening, CO2 reducing, and being a liquid RC agent with better work efficiency than conventional powder reducing agents.
What is “Smart Dyeing Process”?
It is a general term for solutions that aim to realize sustainable dyeing by reviewing existing scouring and dyeing processes in order to realize a sustainable society.
We are proposing 3 "Smarts": "Energy Smart (Energy saving and Reducing CO2 emissions)", "Water Smart (Water saving and Reducing wastewater load)", and "Work Smart" (Improving the working environment).