In the ongoing Colombiatex de las Américas 2022 – Huntsman Textile Effects has brought a comprehensive suite of solutions for performance apparel, technical textiles and casual wear. Huntsman Textile is also displaying the latest addition to the third generation of its revolutionary AVITERA SE polyreactive dye range at the three-day international exhibition.
AVITERA ROSE SE brings dazzling bluish-red shades while decreasing the water and energy needed for production by up to 50 percent and growing mill production by up to 25 percent or more. It also expressively outperforms the best existing dyeing technologies for cellulosic fibres and blends in terms of value by reducing recipe costs, curtailing processing costs and removing reprocessing, Huntsman said in a press release.
ERIOPON E3-SAVE is another next-generation water-saving innovation. An all-in-one textile auxiliary for polyester 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.
“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,” said Ben Powell, commercial director Americas, Huntsman Textile Effects.
“Huntsman is redefining what’s possible to help textile and apparel companies make the shift to more environmentally sustainable operations while enhancing their competitiveness at the same time. Our innovations make it possible to benefit from efficiency gains and resource savings in the factory as you deliver products that stand out in the market,” Ben Powell added.
At Colombiatex, Huntsman Textile Effects is presenting to local textile mills 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 washfast 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 washfast disperse dyes for polyester and man-made fibres and their blends. Crucially, it is not sensitive to reduction, leading to higher reproducibility, higher right first-time results and operational excellence. 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, the release added.
In partnership with Sciessent, Huntsman Textile Effects brings revolutionary antimicrobial and odour-control solutions to Colombiatex to enable mills to produce garments that smell fresh for longer and need less frequent washing. Featured at Colombiatex is Sciessent’s new anti-odor technology – NOBO. Launched last week, it 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, it offers a cost-effective way to upgrade everyday products and add value to the customers.
The partners will also present Sciessent’s Agion Active X2, a next-generation odour-control solution that combines advanced antimicrobial and odour-absorbing technologies to both capture and fight odour-causing bacteria, and Lava X2, a standalone odour adsorption product and key component of Agion Active X2 that attracts, absorbs and degrades odours for long-lasting odour protection.
Colombiatex started on 25th January and will end on 27 January.