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Huntsman Textile Effects Awarded Preferred Supplier Status


Huntsman Textile Effects today announced a strategic partnership with PT Lucky Print Abadi (LPA) that will see the global textile leader being awarded the coveted Preferred Supplier Status for LPA’s dyes and chemical requirements. This partnership will see Huntsman Textile Effects actively supporting LPA in differentiating itself in the market through the supply of high quality textile dyes, chemicals and world-class technical service support.

Huntsman Textile Effects is a global leader in developing total textile solutions across all aspects of the textile chain and a committed player in developing sustainable, high performing processing and effects chemicals with low environmental impact. It will provide technical service support to LPA to achieve quality standards in keeping with the rigorous customer requirements and to supply materials for their production facilities in Indonesia.

A leading integrated cotton textile company supplying finished printed and dyed fabrics to major brands around the world such as Esprit, Tom Tailor, Gap, Gymboree, Marks & Spencer and others, LPA has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certificate in recognition of their high quality standards. LPA has also adopted global standard practices such as “OKO-TEX 100” to meet stringent human-ecological requirements in the use of the ‘AZO-Free Dyes and Chemicals. The introduction of these programs have resulted in new yarns and fabrics products made through innovative combinations of raw materials, chemicals and processes.

In association with Cotton Incorporated, LPA has also developed “Natural Stretch”, a 100% Cotton Stretch Fabric and “Wicking Windows” Moisture Management technology that makes wearing cotton even more comfortable to the discerning customer.

This partnership marks another new milestone for both companies who have already been working actively in the printing and dyeing solutions business for the past 2 years.


Huntsman Textile Effects has developed its core competencies from a broad range of technology platforms. We offer first class expertise in many fields to our customers. We deliver solutions to technical problems and add value to our customers’ products and processes.

Huntsman’s technical core competencies include:

  • High performance reactive dyes for coloration of cellulosic, wool and polyamide fibers
  • Specialty disperse dyes offering high light and wet fastness coloration of polyester
  • A wide range of finishing effect technologies giving comfort and easy care properties
  • Fluoresecent whitening products for cellulose, polyester, polyamide and polyacrylic fibers
  • Technologies offering protection from stains, water, fire, fungus, microbes and static
  • Processing auxiliaries for pre-treatment, dyeing and printing processes

Click on the video links below to find out more about the various innovation practices that Huntsman Textile Effects is doing to engage the textile industry!

Digital Evolution From Huntsman Textile Effects

The quest for digital excellence is on. The theme at this year’s FESPA Europe is evolution, and in order to continually evolve, the dynamic amongst us must stay in touch with change, technology and opportunity. Textile Effects has throughout its history been renowned for being dynamic, innovative and consistently evolving. Our cost cutting industrial digital printing concepts are keeping track of the times as digital printing moves to the next level towards becoming a viable alternative to screen printing.

When it comes to banners and signage, anything that requires truly radiant colors for high visibility, there is no match for our TERASIL® BRITE inks for direct-to-textile printing and transfer printing. TERASIL®  BRITE is a new generation of sublimation inks engineered for truly brighter, deeper colors on direct-to-textile prints.

The market for high resolution digital printing at high speeds is taking off with a number of machine makers producing industrial scale digital machines that match traditional flat bed printing technology. Huntsman Textile Effects has been working closely with these manufacturers, and we have risen to the challenge and have developed a line up of inks for every need, fiber or fabric. NOVACRON®  XKS for reactive printing of cellulosics, LANASET®  XKS for polyamide and silk, TERASIL®  XKS for polyester and the latest addition is the ERIOFAST®  XKS single ink range for printing polyamide, silk and cellulosic fibers at high speeds using the latest digital technology – a one machine investment with the capability of printing multiple fibers with an ink set.

What all our products deliver is smooth runnability, high reliability, reproducibility and compatibility with the latest industrial print heads.

Huntsman Textile Effects offers the complete range of inks required to print on all textile fibers and has the capability to modify ink ranges to suit individual print heads and machines. The ability to modify inks for different printing systems coupled with expert textile processing know how achieved through our long experience in traditional printing can greatly assist traditional printing companies in making a move to digital.

Coloranti AVITERA SE

Water and energy savings of 50% and more!

Singapore, November 1,2010 - New AVITERA™ SE reactive dyes, together with ERIOPON® LT clearing additive, provide an exceptionally low-temperature, low resources consumption processing system for cellulosic fibers and their blends. Temperatures that never exceed 60°C, combining with short dyeing and washing-off cycles drastically reduce water consumption, save time, energy and cut carbon dioxide emissions.

“This ground-breaking new technology, which allows water and energy savings of 50% and more, is an opportunity for mills, brands and retailers to make a real difference,” says Stephen Gray, Vice-President Research & Technology. “AVITERA™ SE dyes and ERIOPON® LT have a unique set of properties that ensure much lower processing costs, yet high-quality results and greatly improved environmental acceptability. All of these benefits make a key contribution to sustainability in textile processing.”

High solubility allow AVITERA™ SE dyes to be applied at ultra-short liquor ratios and ensure much lower processing costs. With their outstanding compatibility and low sensitivity to dyeing parameters, the dyes give excellent lab-to-bulk and bulk-to-bulk shade reproducibility, minimizing reprocessing.

The first three dyes to be introduced, AVITERA™ SE Yellow, Red and Deep Blue, form a highly compatible system that provides a wide choice of medium to dark shades. The range is to be expanded with dyes for pale and very deep shades.

ERIOPON® LT low-temperature clearing additive is especially designed for AVITERA™ SE dyeings on cellulosic fibers and their blends. Unfixed and hydrolyzed dyes can be washed off in record time at 60°C, yet today’s wash and wet fastness requirements are met.

AVITERA™ SE dyeing technology can achieve still further improvements in terms of results, sustainability and cost management in conjunction with Huntsman’s GENTLE POWER BLEACH™. This novel pretreatment system uses breakthrough enzyme technology for dependable, low-temperature bleaching at neutral pH. Lower treatment and rinsing temperatures enable water and energy consumption during pretreatment to be reduced by as much as 40%.

Marks & Spencer has trialled the AVITERA™ SE & ERIOPON® LT technology with one of their key suppliers and it has found the results very encouraging. A spokesperson for M&S said “The trial results demonstrated the potential that AVITERA™ SE & ERIOPON® LT have for reducing water and energy use, improving productivity as well as ensuring high quality results. We believe that this type of technology will help our suppliers deliver our Plan A* aspirations for improving the sustainability of the textile supply chain.

Here’s a chance for all to make a real difference and preserve the environment with AVITERA™ SE & ERIOPON®

Huntsman Textile Effects Introduces NOVACRON® Deep Black MI-2000

Designed to bridge the gap of solid deep black shades in digital printing with reactive inks, NOVACRON Deep Black MI-2000 is the latest addition to Huntsman’s highly successful NOVACRON MI range. Using cutting edge MCT chemistry, the Huntsman inkjet group has created an ecological water-based ink for high-speed printing on cotton, viscose and silk that covers today’s market requirements for a reliable and shade stable deep black ink. Prior to launch, NOVACRON Deep Black MI-2000 was successfully tested under industrial conditions on a range of MIMAKI JV5 type plotters at reputed digital printing companies. The results showed excellent runability and shade stability with no impact on the print head life cycle. The new NOVACRON Deep Black MI-2000, which is based on Huntsman’s chemistry for reactive inks and sets, new benchmark for solid and stable black shades for printing on cotton, viscose or silk. The NOVACRON MI range is a step forward to facilitating the transition from screen printing to a more ecological, less natural resource consuming and sustainable digital printing method.

About Huntsman Corporation

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 13,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide.

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