Huntsman Textile Effects has extended its range of high-performance TERASIL® dyes to now provide economical, robust and reliable exhaust dyeing of polyester, polyester/cotton and microfibre and elastane blends. The new TERASIL® TC disperse dyes allow mills to improve plant efficiency and productivity with right-first-time performance and excellent shade reproducibility.
Demand for polyester is outpacing other fibres, with some industry reports suggesting a growth rate of more than five per cent year-on-year for the next five years. The cutting-edge TERASIL® TC range was developed to help mills meet this demand in an economically and environmentally sustainable way.
TERASIL® TC dyes exhibit very good application properties and are highly compatible, with a high standard of leveling performance and very good reproducibility. They provide minimum sensitivity to reduction, good fastness to dry heat, good pH stability, good coverage of barriness and minimum staining on adjacent cotton fibre. These properties help mills improve efficiency and productivity to minimize rejections and achieve a higher return on investment.
Compatibility with key industry standards and a complete colour range further support textile mills to win and retain customers in a more competitive global environment. The new TERASIL® range comprises a complete set of intelligent mixes for dyeing medium to dark shades, with six colours currently available: yellow, orange, rubine red, blue, turquoise and black*. The dyes fulfill OEKO-TEX® 100 requirements, are bluesign®-certified, and satisfy the Restricted Substances List (RSL) requirements of the major brands and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group.
´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. 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 optimise their processes and maximise productivity with TERASIL® TC,´ said Lee Howarth, Global Marketing Manager of Huntsman Textile Effects.
The cutting-edge TERASIL® TC disperse dyes are a valuable addition to the Huntsman Textile Effects TERASIL® range, which also includes TERASIL® W/WW for the high-end active wear and sports wear market and TERATOP® for demanding automotive applications.