New reactive black dye for wool with no shade change in finishing

Singapore, 14 June 2016 - Huntsman Textile Effects introduces LANASOL® Black NSC dye, a technically superior black dye compared to other wool reactive blacks available in the market today.

Our latest product, LANASOL® Black NSC dye is a strong deep greenish black, like C.I. Mordant Black 9 (Chrome Black PV). It delivers enhanced reproducibility, easy application and low bluish/greenish shade change in finishing similar to chrome blacks. This new dye is formulated as a fine granule with very low dusting, allowing for easy handling, exact weighing and ideal for automated dosing systems.

For the past two decades, Huntsman Textile Effects has pioneered the development of chrome replacements on wool with a variety of LANASOL® blacks dyes. While these products are very successful in matching shade, metamerism and fastness levels of chrome dyed wool, they are still susceptible to red shade changes in wool finishing compared to Chrome Black PV. LANASOL® Black NSC dye is the first wool reactive black in the market which can withstand the most serious finishing processes like kier decatizing.

“We also recognize tighter waste water regulations and the associated health risks for workers handling chrome dyes which drives the need to move away from the outdated technology of chrome dyes. LANASOL® Black NSC dye is the natural replacement for chrome dyes as it allows for easy and trouble free re-matching of old chrome recipes.” said Franz Gruener, Global Marketing Manager, Huntsman Textile Effects.

LANASOL® Black NSC dye can be shaded with all LANASOL® CE and LANASOL® dyes, particularly LANASOL® Deep Black CE-R dye, an ideal and very economic shading element which covers the full palette of typical intensive deep blacks on wool.

Media Contacts:

Christina Koh:  +65 6390 6482
Mindy Chee:  +65 6390 6492

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LANASOL® is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all countries.

About Huntsman:
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2014 revenues of approximately $13 billion including the acquisition of Rockwood’s performance additives and TiO2 businesses. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.  We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in more than 30 countries and employ approximately 16,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

About Huntsman Textile Effects
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries. With operations in more than 90 countries and seven primary manufacturing facilities in six countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand), Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide prompt and expert technical service wherever our customers are based. Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. We use cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as built-in freshness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. All these go towards meeting the needs of our customers in supporting a more sustainable environment.

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