NEWS
11 Mar 20
Huntsman Textile Effects introduces TerasilĀ® Blue W Dye, a breakthrough technology for dyeing polyester and its blends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 March 2020

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Huntsman Textile Effects:

Marilyn Chua +65 6390 0339
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Elin Lim +65 6390 6492
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HUNTSMAN TEXTILE EFFECTS INTRODUCES TERASIL® BLUE W DYE,
A BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY FOR DYEING POLYESTER AND ITS BLENDS


TERASIL® BLUE W high wash fastness dye raises operational excellence of mills,
providing right-first-time results leading to savings of water, energy and costs.

Singapore - Huntsman Textile Effects introduces TERASIL® BLUE W, the latest addition to our TERASIL® W/WW range of wash fast disperse dyes. TERASIL® Blue W is designed to meet all major requirements for high performance sportswear and athleisure wear.

TERASIL® BLUE W stands out as the leading disperse wash fast blue dye in the market which is not sensitive to reduction, leading to higher reproducibility, right first-time results and operational excellence.

Polyester fiber has become the fiber of choice in the textile industry, the demand for polyester and man-made fibers is expected to rise over the long term, as sports and athleisure apparel markets expand around the world. At the same time, leading brands, retailers and mills are increasingly focused on achieving brilliant and deep shades, consistent shade reproducibility, as well as water, energy and cost savings.

With cutting-edge disperse dye technology at its heart, TERASIL® BLUE W is developed by Huntsman Textile Effect s to provide the leading solution for meeting industry’s wash fastness requirements. TERASIL® BLUE W offers an attractive shade and high build-up for deep blues which stays vibrant. TERASIL® BLUE W also provides quality assurance as products are bluesign® approved and suitable for STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified textile products(1).

“TERASIL® BLUE W breakthrough technology raises the benchmark of wash fastness in the industry, helping mills overcome the challenges of dyeing polyester and its blends, while achieving production efficiency and sustainability. We expect our latest offering to support the textile industry’s drive towards higher performance and operational excellence,” said Dhirendra Gautam, Director, Marketing Dyes, Huntsman Textile Effects.

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

bluesign® is a registered trademark of Bluesign Technologies AG. Chemical products carrying the bluesign® approved label meet the strict ecological and toxicological requirements of the bluesign® criteria. Properly applied they allow the production of bluesign® approved textiles and accessories with a minimum impact on people and the environment. For more information visit www.bluesign.com

OEKO-TEX® is a registered trademark of OEKO-TEX® Association.

(1) Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®, Edition 01/2019 of 2nd January 2019. Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® refers to ready goods only. Therefore, we only confirm that the products listed can be used for textiles which (when used as recommended) will comply with the requirements of Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® version 01/2019.

About Huntsman:
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2018 revenues of approximately $9 billion. 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 75 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our 4 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.

About Huntsman Textile Effects:
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks 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 durable water repellents, color fastness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. For more information about Huntsman Textile Effects, please visit www.huntsman.com/textile_effects.

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