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Huntsman extends its range to deliver brighter shades

The new dyes developed by Huntsman Textile Effects to deliver bright fashion shades are expected to help textile mills meet rising demand for cost effective PA fabrics.

1st July 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial, Sports/​Outdoor

These new dyes are expected to help textile mills meet rising demand for cost effective PA fabrics with high light fastness and exceptional wetfastness in a broad range of bright fashion shades, according to the company.

“Huntsman Textile Effects continues to listen to and work closely with the world’s textile mills as we develop innovative new chemistries that meet their needs and the demands of end-user customers around the world,” commented Jay Naidu, Global Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Planning of Huntsman Textile Effects.

Broad shade coverage

According to the manufacturer, its tailor-made for polyamide fabrics, the LANASET PA dyes are said to offer excellent trichromy with perfect tone-on-tone build-up and high flexibility for shade matching.

Fully compatible with the original LANASET dyes, the extended range was designed to offer easy dye selection, broad shade coverage and flexibility. “Very deep shades are easy to achieve and PA microfibre dyeing is simple, economic and efficient, with minimal effluent pollution,” the company reports.

High performance apparel

With high light-fastness properties, LANASET PA is well suited for high performance outdoor wear and sportswear, including wind breakers, skiwear and mountaineering clothing, as well as swimwear and lingerie.

Preserving the integrity of lamination, which can be hampered by conventional fixing agents, the LANASET PA dyes also demonstrate good fastness to chlorinated water, avoiding the need for an additional chlorine fastness improver.

Huntsman Textile Effects

Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries.

The company uses cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as built-in freshness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption.

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