Huntsman Textile Effects announced the extension of its range of high-performance Terasil dyes to now provide economical, robust and reliable exhaust dyeing of polyester, polyester/cotton and microfiber elastane blends.
The new Terasil TC disperse dyes help mills to improve efficiency and productivity with performance and shade reproducibility. The demand for polyester is surpassing other fibers, with projections for a growth rate of over 5 percent year-on-year for the next five years. The new dye offerings allow a means to meet this demand in an eco-friendly way.
The dyes have properties that help minimize rejections and achieve a higher return on investment. According to the company, the dyes display good application properties, a great level of compatibility, a high standard of leveling performance and reproducibility. The range also offers minimal sensitivity to reduction, fastness to dry heat, pH stability, good coverage of barriness and minimal staining on adjacent cotton fiber.
“Since the highest performance, most wash-fast dyes are uneconomical for many end uses of polyester and its blends, mills require high-quality disperse dyes that are fit-for-purpose for intended applications,” Lee Howarth, global marketing manager for Huntsman, said. “The economical Terasil TC range has been engineered to deliver optimal fastness and reliable operating performance at competitive cost. As a market leader that provides expert operational support to organizations throughout the textile value chain, Huntsman Textile Effects will work closely with mills to help them optimize their processes and maximize productivity with Terasil TC.”
Further supporting textile mills, Terasil TC is compatible with key industry standards and a complete color range. It is available for dyeing medium to dark shades, along with yellow, orange, rubine red, blue, turquoise and black. The dyes fulfill Oeko-Tex 100 requirements, are bluesign certified, and adhere to the Restricted Substance List (RSL) requirements of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group.