Huntsman Eriopon E3 for sustainable polyester production


Huntsman Textile Effects informed that mills that have espoused its all-in-one Eriopon E3-Save textile auxiliary for polyester processing have collectively saved more than 130m liters of water. The Eriopon E3-Save technology, which launched a year ago, due to the global growing demand for polyester.


Huntsman states that traditionally dyeing of the fabric and its blends is resource-intensive, time-consuming and costly. Eriopon E3-Save textile auxiliary was engineered to address these challenges. It eradicates the need for separate pre-scouring, allowing pre-scouring, dyeing and reduction clearing to be combined in a single bath.

Mills that use it intensely cut the polyester dyeing process and save water, energy and cost.

“Our innovations aim to help mills improve their productivity and competitiveness while also contributing to the textile industry’s shift to more sustainable practices and a reduced environmental footprint,” says Kerim Oner, Global Marketing Manager, Huntsman Textile Effects.

“With Eriopon E3-Save, we have harnessed the supreme technical expertise and application know-how of our research and field teams to develop a product that is proven to reduce costs for mills and that meets current and anticipated industry sustainability standards,” adds Kerim Oner.

Dae Young Textile Vietnam Co. was an early adopter of the Eriopon technology. Outcomes from bulk production demonstrate that it has reduced process time by over 20% and water consumption by over 50%, delivering annual cost savings of up to 30%.

The polymer technology of Eriopon E3-Save promotes controlled exhaustion to guarantee right-first-time level dyeing.

It excerpts oil and oil-based layers from the fiber during processing and it disperse dyes, enabling the rapid removal of unfixed surface dyes from the fiber during reduction clearing. The technology also enhances reproducibility and improves wet- and rub-fastness.