DyStar launches two new dyes Zero p-CA of the Levafix ECO range
After the launch of Levafix ECO Black in April 2015, DyStar® now announces the launch of two new dyes of the Levafix ECO range – Levafix ECO Navy and Levafix ECO Forest. These dyestuffs are based on new chemistry, free of p-chloroaniline (p-CA) or other regulatory controlled amines found in many commodity reactive dyes. They are compliant with all relevant Restricted Substance Lists (RS) and with Oeko–Tex® Standard 100.
Levafix ECO Navy is a neutral Navy offering best colour constancy in different light sources. Due to its superior chemistry, higher wet and light fastness properties can be achieved compared to conventional reactive Navy dyes: Excellent light ( ISO 105 BO2 Xenon) and perspiration –light fastness ( ISO 105-B07- former Nike® PLF test).The ISO 105 C06 C2S ( 60C with perborate) wash fastness is superior to conventional reactive Navy dyes. Levafix ECO Navy also gives excellent results in the adidas® wash fastness test at 40C. Levafix ECO Forest is a blueish dark-green shade that is a good option for shading reactive blacks.
Levafix ECO Forest has a high colour yield, a strong build-up and shows better technical performance compared to dark greens that are based on conventional reactive blacks: Good light and perspiration-light fastness properties; Good chlorinated water fastness; Very good fastness to multiple oxidative wash (ISO 105 C09); Versatile application in exhaust, Cold Pad Batch and continuous
These excellent oxidative wash and light fastness properties lead to a more sustainable textile end-product due to better retention of the original shade. With this novelty, DyStar provides additional innovation to the textile industry to achieve best quality with minimal environmental impact.
Visitors of ITMA in Milan can find out more about the Levafix ECO dyes at the DyStar Booth – Hall 18 Booth B105.