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DyStar unveils latest sustainable innovations at ITMA 2019

Amongst DyStar’s diverse portfolio of eco-friendly products, its existing Cadira modules have expanded its application.

10th May 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor

DyStar will present its diverse portfolio of eco-friendly products. © DyStar

DyStar will present its diverse portfolio of eco-friendly products. © DyStar  

DyStar, a leading dyestuff and chemical manufacturer and solution provider, will present its latest product innovations at this year’s ITMA from 20-26 June 2019 in Barcelona, to help its visitors source for a sustainable future. 

Amongst DyStar’s diverse portfolio of eco-friendly products, its existing Cadira modules have expanded its application to encompass a majority of materials, helping the entire textiles value chain save on water, energy, waste, greenhouse gas emissions and process time, the company reports. The following Cadira modules will be showcased during the ITMA 2019:

  • Cadira Polyester, a module that enables environmentally friendly exhaust processing of polyester fibres with Dianix dyes and Sera process auxiliaries
  • Cadira Reactive, a dyeing technology for cellulosic fibres to achieve savings on water, energy and time
  • Cadira Vat, a new dyeing concept for vat exhaust dyeing, which reduces dyeing time, energy and water consumption
  • Cadira Wool, a concept that provides a reduction of water, energy and wastewater, and thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Cadira Denim, a dyeing technique for Indigo to reduce or eliminate the salt freight in wastewater streams
  • Cadira Laundry – using DyStar’s product range in the ultra-low liquor ratio machines, a variety of effects on denim can be achieved, saving valuable resources.

Alongside with the Cadira modules, DyStar will be presenting Dianix, the solution for the high wet-fast textiles, and Remazol, the reactive dyes with advanced fastness properties.

Other developments

Forming part of the extensive Dianix range are the Dianix XF/XF2/SF dyes designed to meet the highest wet-fastness requirements for sportswear, apparel and workwear, and the Dianix AM/HLA dyes made to meet the highest light fastness requirements for automotive textiles, home furnishings and outdoor textiles.

To keep up with the industry demands, DyStar also rolled out Remazol MAP Blacks, competitive MAK Amine Purified Reactive Blacks for cellulosic fibres and new Remazol SAM items. This innovation is suitable for brands and retailers who require low amounts of para-chloro Aniline and other regulatory controlled aromatic amines on their finished garments.

DyStar’s experts will be presenting a new generation of the renowned Jettex reactive, acid, disperse and vat ink ranges. “All featured Jettex ink ranges will enable digital printers to achieve digital prints with high fastness levels, outstanding depth, sustainable process results as well as extended printhead lifetimes on all major printheads, making it a preferred solution for all fibres and end-use segments including fashion, home textiles, sportswear and outdoor,” the company explains.

With sustainability being a key driver of the industry, information on many Cradle to Cradle certified products will also be made available during the exhibition.

In pursuit of innovation

In mutual pursuit of innovation, DyStar and RotaSpray jointly developed Pad-Spray Steam (PS2 Process), a new continuous dyeing process without intermediate drying for woven cellulosic fibre fabrics with Remazol, Levafix and Indanthren dyes, together with Sera auxiliaries. This latest development is said to help achieve a low carbon footprint dyeing, hence significantly reduce the environmental impact.

Other key innovations of this partnership that will be highlighted during the exhibition include:

  • Single side spray coating of Imperon pigment preparations to reduce water and energy consumption as a more sustainable solution
  • Novel dyeing technology on denim warp yarn sheet dyeing ranges to eliminate huge dye baths by using different application methods

Visitors will also be introduced to the Optidye N Process Optimisation, where the Optidye N tool is now integrated into eliot, DyStar’s free, Internet-based tool providing quick-access guidance on product selection and process optimisation.

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