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New dyes for high wet-fast colour in sportswear

The Foron SP-WF dyes are especially suited for the coloration of polyester fibres and microfibers, and polyester/elastane blends.

11th July 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Reinach


Screen capture of Archroma’s video on Archroma’s Fast Sport based on Foron SP-WF. © ArchromaArchroma, a leader in colour and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, launched its new Foron SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and activewear applications, at the ITMA exhibition last month.

The Foron SP-WF dyes are especially suited for the coloration of polyester fibres and microfibers, and polyester/elastane blends, in exhaustion application, according to the manufacturer. They were developed in compliance with The Archroma Way: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature.

The new product is at the core of Archroma’s Fast Sport, a coloration system for polyester knitted sportswear, providing the best fastness in the shortest possible time with a reduced environmental footprint.

The Foron SP-WF range, which includes primary and ternary colour grades, has been developed to fulfil the high colour wet fastness and performance requirements of sportswear manufacturers and brands.

Moreover, the core ternary colour grades enable deep shades at lower dyeing temperatures on sensitive polyester/elastane fabrics without causing excessive fibre damage, saving energy resources and meeting the high fastness demand of leading brand companies, the company explains.

When using Foron SP-WF dyes as part of the Fast Sport system, manufacturers can in many cases have the potential to significantly reduce their consumption of time, energy, chemical, and water, as well as their CO2 emissions. “We see a growing demand for apparel in the sportswear and active wear segment, reinforced with the now installed athleisure trend,” said Mark Dohmen, Head of Archroma’s Competence Center Automotive and Synthetic Dyes.

“Consumers want deep colour that stays put on the fibre and brands are defining their requirements accordingly. With our Foron SP-WF, we can offer to manufacturers of sportswear textiles a solution that combines high levels of wet fastness with high productivity and low resource consumption.”

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