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Gaining competitive advantage with Avitera SE Rose

New 3rd-generation Avitera dye delivers sustainability, performance and value.

29th November 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Singapore

Knitted Outerwear

Huntsman Textile Effects has released the latest addition to the third generation of its revolutionary Avitera SE polyreactive dye range with the introduction of Avitera Rose SE for brilliant bluish-red shades. The innovative new dye is said to significantly outperform the best available dyeing technologies for cellulosic fibres and blends, delivering substantial water and energy savings, exceptional overall fastness, and reduced costs.

Avitera Rose SE slashes the water and energy required for production by up to 50% thanks to its unique low-temperature and high-speed wash-off technology, according to Huntsman. It further delivers excellent right-first-time performance, with outstanding compatibility, levelling properties, and on-tone build-up, the company says. The cost-effective formulation reduces recipe costs for medium-dark shades while both minimizing processing costs and eliminating reprocessing. It also increases mill output by up to 25% or more, adds Huntsman.

“The latest addition to our third-generation Avitera dyes opens new possibilities for designers and brands, with beautiful, long-lasting brilliancy across bluish-red shades along with optimal environmental and economic sustainability. Bringing eco-friendly performance and cost savings together in this way is a true innovation for an era of more demanding consumers and stricter environmental standards,” commented Lutfu Okman, Vice President Global Revenue, Huntsman Textile Effects.

Using Avitera Rose SE, brands can stand out with brilliant bluish-red textile products in a broader shade gamut. The dyes offer very good light fastness levels for classic bluish trichromatic element, with exceptional overall fastness performance. Products dyed with Avitera Rose SE have the highest chlorine resistance, tailormade for stringent Japanese and US laundering requirements, and are suitable for use with Huntsman’s High IQ Lasting Color Eco colour-retention program. With minimal chance of cross-staining, they are ideal for red-white striped cotton knit fabric.

Avitera Rose SE is fully compliant with the most stringent industry and brand-specific restricted substance lists. It is bluesign approved and is suitable for Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certified textile products.

Launched by Huntsman Textile Effects in 2010, the first-generation Avitera SE dyes set the benchmark for sustainability in the textile industry. The second generation expanded the range’s colour palette from the palest to the deepest and darkest shades. The third generation further enhances the economic sustainability of the Avitera range while delivering unrivalled environmental benefits, outstanding operational performance, and attractive textiles with exceptional overall fastness.

www.huntsman.com/textile_effects

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