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04 Feb 15
New Disperse Dyes from Huntsman Textile Effects deliver outstanding economic and operational excellence



Singapore – Huntsman Textile Effects has extended its range of high-performance TERASIL® dyes to now provide economical, robust and reliable exhaust dyeing of polyester, polyester/cotton and microfiber and elastane blends. The new TERASIL® TC disperse dyes allow mills to improve plant efficiency and productivity with right-first-time performance and excellent shade reproducibility.

Demand for polyester is outpacing other fibers, with some industry reports suggesting a growth rate of more than 5% year-on-year for the next five years. The cutting-edge TERASIL® TC range was developed to help mills meet this demand in an economically and environmentally sustainable way.

TERASIL® TC dyes exhibit very good application properties and are highly compatible, with a high standard of leveling performance and very good reproducibility. They provide minimum sensitivity to reduction, good fastness to dry heat, good pH stability, good coverage of barriness and minimum staining on adjacent cotton fiber. These properties help mills improve efficiency and productivity to minimize rejections and achieve a higher return on investment.

Compatibility with key industry standards and a complete color range further support textile mills to win and retain customers in a more competitive global environment. The new TERASIL® range comprises a complete set of intelligent mixes for dyeing medium to dark shades, with six colors currently available: yellow, orange, rubine red, blue, turquoise and black*. The dyes fulfill OEKO-TEX® 100 requirements, are bluesign®-certified, and satisfy the Restricted Substances List (RSL) requirements of the major brands and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group.

“Since the highest performance, mo st wash-fast dyes are uneconomical for many end uses of polyester and its blends, mills require high-quality disperse dyes that are fit-for-purpose for intended applications. The economical TERASIL® TC range has been engineered to deliver optimal fastness and reliable operating performance at competitive cost. As a market leader that provides expert operational support to organizations throughout the textile value chain, Huntsman Textile Effects will work closely with mills to help them optimize their processes and maximize productivity with TERASIL® TC,” said Lee Howarth, Global Marketing Manager of Huntsman Textile Effects. 

The cutting-edge TERASIL® TC disperse dyes are a valuable addition to the Huntsman Textile Effects TERASIL® range, which also includes TERASIL® W/WW for the high-end active wear and sports wear market and TERATOP® for demanding automotive applications.

* with further additions planned in the coming months


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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 protecti on 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.

About Huntsman:
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 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 15,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at or follow us on, like us on, and follow us on

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