Danufil® Proshade® is the name of an innovative new viscose melange yarn resulting from a development cooperation between the three industry partners Kelheim Fibres, Linz Textil and DyStar.
What?s new about Danufil® ProShade®? While usually a melange yarn is spun of differently coloured fibres, Danufil® ProShade consists of a blend of standard viscose fibres and Kelheim?s speciality viscose fibre Danufil® Deep Dye and is only dyed as needed at a later stage in the process.
Thus, Danufil® ProShade® melange yarn offers clear benefits for the dyeing process: a selected range of Levafix® and Remazol® dyes allows a salt-free dyeing process. Due to shorter dyeing cycles it is possible to save up to 30 per cent in terms of water and energy, which is a clear advantage for the environment. At the same time productivity increases ?a time saving of up to 40 per cent speaks for itself!
Excellent reproducibility, levelness as well as a high level of light fastness and fastness to washing have been proven in numerous tests and commercial dyeing processes. Furthermore, DyStar offers comprehensive customer support ? including support in developing dye recipes that ensure optimum results.
More benefits are obvious in terms of logistics and warehousing: Danufil® ProShade® can replace a stock of differently dyed yarns or fabrics and so reduces significantly the amount of capital required. The subsequent dyeing can be done in thousands of different melange tones according to the customer?s specific needs and so allows a fast and flexible reaction to orders as well as production on demand ? even of small melange lots.
Kelheim Fibres? expertise in the manufacturing of viscose speciality fibres, know-how and innovative spinning technology from Linz Textil and finally high-quality dyes and customer-oriented support from DyStar are combined in an innovative product which delivers significantly more efficiency and a better ecological performance in melange production.
Danufil® ProShade® is exclusively available from Linz Textil. ProShade® is available in all yarn technologies and is a registered brand name of Linz Textil GesmbH. The three partners are currently testing more fibre blends and dyeing possibilities.
Kelheim Fibres and DyStar will be presenting this innovative solution at ITMA in Milan.
In the meanwhile, DyStar will be highlighting a variety of innovations designed to meet the ever-changing needs of their focus industry sectors: fashion, denim, outdoor, carpet, automotive, home textiles, technical textiles and digital printing. With sustainability being a prime focus of the ITMA, DyStar will present solutions to improve resource efficiency and reduce waste. One of the resource optimisation solutions that will be launched at ITMA is the new web based DyStar tool ´ eliotTM. Visitors can experience how this expert system facilitates the product selection for best efficiency in the dyeing process.
A number of exciting new product innovations will also be highlighted by DyStar:
1.The new Levafix® Eco range for exhaust and continuous dyeing of cellulosic, completely free of p-CA and other regularly controlled amines;
2.Dianix® XF2 disperse dyes with outstandingly high wet fastness
3.Recently launched Realan® Black MF-PV for wool that is based on a newly developed chromophore which is completely free of heavy metals.
These innovative dyes will be complemented by new textile chemicals: PFC-free water repellent Evo® Protect products that are in accordance with the ZDHC MRSL requirements and ultra-low formaldehyde resins that fulfill the new EU regulations.
For Digital Printing DyStar will present a full solution package consisting of high quality inks and complementing auxiliaries for preparation and finishing. DyStar will show Jettex® inks based on all dye classes currently used in industrial digital textile printing, available