Huntsman: High-performance solutions and prot...

High-performance solutions and protection effects

(Source: Huntsman)
(Source: Huntsman)

A complete suite of solutions for performance apparel, technical textiles and casual wear from Huntsman could be seen at the Colombiatex de las Américas from January 25-27, 2022.
At this year’s fair, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, showcased the latest addition to the 3rd generation of its Avitera SE polyreactive dye range. It delivers brilliant bluish-red shades while reducing the water and energy required for production by up to 50% and increasing mill output by up to 25% or more.
Eriopon E3-Save is another next-generation water-saving innovation. An all-in-one textile auxiliary for polyester (PET) processing, it allows pre-scouring, dyeing and reduction clearing to be combined in a single bath and eliminates the need for anti-foaming products. This shortens processing time and saves water and energy.
Huntsman also presented an end-to-end solution for achieving full whites and consistent shades on rPET with right-first-time quality. This eco-friendly rPET processing solution includes pre-treatment chemicals, fluorescent whitening agents, state-of-the-art wash-fast dyes, and finishing solutions for high-performance protection and comfort.
Terasil Blue W is the latest addition to Huntsman’s Terasil W/WW range of wash-fast disperse dyes for PET and man-made fibers and their blends. It is not sensitive to reduction, leading to higher reproducibility and higher right first-time results. It also reduces overall water and energy consumption, as well as water effluent. Terasil Blue W offers high build-up for deep blues that stay vibrant.
In partnership with Sciessent, Beverly, MA/USA, Huntsman showed novel antimicrobial and odor-control solutions to enable mills to produce garments that smell fresh for longer and need less frequent washing. Sciessent’s new anti-odor technology Nobo is specifically designed to reduce odors in natural and synthetic fabrics; it can be incorporated into virtually any fabric. From base layer and activewear tops to socks and underwear to jeans and chinos.
The partners also presented Sciessent’s Agion Active X2, a next-generation odor-control solution that combines advanced antimicrobial and odor-absorbing technologies to both capture and fight odor-causing bacteria, and Lava X2, a standalone odor adsorption product and key component of Agion Active X2 that attracts, absorbs and degrades odors for long-lasting odor protection.
»Sustainability is becoming a priority for regulators in South America and around the world, and consumers are increasingly keen to make a difference by choosing green brands.«
Ben Powell, Commercial Director Americas, Huntsman Textile Effects

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