On January 25 to 27, 2022, Huntsman Textile Effects showcased complete suite of solutions for performance apparel, technical textiles and casual wear at the Colombiatex de las Américas 2022. The company also introduced latest addition to the third generation of its revolutionary Avitera Rose Se polyreactive dye range at the three-day international exhibition.
The Avitera Rose Se dye delivers brilliant bluish-red shades while reducing the water and energy required for production by up to 50 per cent and increasing mill output by up to 25 per cent or more. It also significantly outperforms the best available dyeing technologies for cellulosic fibres and blends in terms of value by reducing recipe costs, minimising processing costs and eliminating reprocessing, Huntsman said in a press release.
Another water-saving innovation introduced by Huntsman is Eruioibe E3-Save. This is an all-in-one textile auxiliary for polyester processing that 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 Textile Effects 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 washfast dyes, and finishing solutions for high-performance protection and comfort.
The company partnered Sciessent, Huntsman Textile Effects to bring revolutionary antimicrobial and odour-control solutions to Colombiatex. These solutions enable mills to produce garments that smell fresh for longer and need less frequent washing. The partners also presented Sciessent’s Agion Active X2, 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.