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Fiber colorant technology enhances efficiency

PolyOne’s fiber colorant technology enables textile manufacturers, converters and brands to increase sustainability, operational efficiencies, and market response rates to drive their success in the global textile industry.

The fiber colorant solutions combine colorants and specialized melt spinning equipment to provide an adaptive, innovative system for coloring polyester fiber. This allows textile manufacturers to increase production speeds, flexibility and process control. It also eliminates the need for water and wastewater treatment, up to ten liters per kilogram of fiber, commonly required with aqueous dyeing processes.

The company has enabled a transformation in the way upholstered fabrics, footwear, apparel, safety straps, industrial fabric, and more can be manufactured. The technology not only improves sustainability, it fosters rapid, on-site design and scale up, enabling economically viable smaller lot sizes and improving production flexibility overall.

Recent commercial projects for this technology include textiles for high performance sports apparel, automobiles, home furnishings, and carpeting. The technology is critical to helping manufacturers who are at the forefront of adopting sustainable solutions across their entire supply chain to address sustainability, production flexibility, and speed-to-market goals.

The fiber colorant innovation is one of several high-growth technology platforms that underpin PolyOne’s expectation of delivering double digit EPS growth in 2018 and beyond.