Sustainability Redefined With New Avitera® Black SE Dye

SINGAPORE — May 22, 2015 — Until now, the hazardous substance p-chloroaniline (PCA) has been a potential impurity within reactive black dyes. Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new reactive black dye Avitera Black SE to address this. Independent analytical test institutes confirm that this innovative dyestuff is free* from restricted arylamines, including PCA, to meet increasingly stringent environmental standards and to help textile mills improve their productivity and profitability for better economic sustainability.

An extension to the award-winning Avitera SE dye range, the new Avitera Black SE dye meets tighter and stringent restrictions on hazardous substances in supplied products and treated textile articles, including OEKO-TEX®, bluesign, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals and the Restricted Substance List (RSL) standards of the world’s premier brands.

Since its launch, the Avitera SE dye range has been continuously extended to deliver improved environmental and economic benefits. With the release of the Avitera Black SE dye, the Avitera SE range of dyes free* from restricted arylamines, including PCA, is now complete across the entire shade gamut and color spectrum.

A significant breakthrough for mill competitiveness, Avitera Black SE dye enables mills to achieve significant water and energy savings of up to 50 percent and to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 50 percent or more. Meeting all severe wet-fastness requirements, Avitera Black SE dye sets a new benchmark for fastness performance and is excellent for fabrics that require the highest chlorine-fastness and good light-fastness (as compared to currently available black dyes).

With its low-temperature, high-speed wash off properties, Avitera Black SE dye also dramatically reduces processing time to boost production by 25 percent or more compared to commodity black. Designed for dyeing at very short liquor ratios (typically 6:1 or less) with a maximum of four 60°C rinses to ensure the lowest processing costs, Avitera Black SE dye can be used to produce all deep-black shades and is suitable for medium-to-deep grey shades as well.

“Huntsman Textile Effects continues to invest in the development of innovative new chemistries that meet the needs of the industry and the end-user,” said Jay Naidu, Global Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Planning of Huntsman Textile Effects. “Our latest breakthrough, Avitera Black SE dye, is redefining economic and environmental sustainability for textile mills. It minimizes processing costs for enhanced profitability, while increasing productivity without additional capital investment. At the same time, it enables mills to differentiate their products in a global marketplace that increasingly demands a clean and transparent supply chain.”

The Avitera SE dye range has been globally recognized for its contribution to supporting environmental and economic sustainability for the textile industry. The dye range was the overall winner in the 2014 ICIS Innovation Awards as well as the first recipient of the ICIS Innovation with Best Benefit to Environment or Sustainability Award. The range also scored an impressive 5-star rating review in the Environmental Leader Technology (ELT) Review program.

*Current detection limit 5ppm

Posted June 17, 2015

Source: Huntsman Textile Effects