Pantone marks ‘Classic B’lue as the colour of the year
Pantone, provider of professional colour language standards and digital solutions, and X-Rite have named Pantone 19-4052, Classic Blue, as the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020. The Colour of the Year is selected after a detailed trend analysis. Pantone’s colour experts at the Pantone Colour Institute comb the world looking for new colour influences…
Archroma introduces range of high wet-fast disperse dyes
Archroma has launched its new Foron SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and activewear applications. The new dyes are especially suited for colouration of polyester fibres and microfibres, and polyester / elastane blends, in exhaustion application. The approach to the process finds its origin in Archroma’s deep belief that it is possible to make the textiles industry sustainable, economically and ecologically. The new product is at the core of Archroma’s Fast Sport, a colouration system for polyester knitted sportswear, providing the best fastness in the shortest possible time with a reduced environmental footprint.
Bluesign to give free access to verified chemical products
Sensient Imaging launches digital dye sublimation inks
Nano-Dye System makes dyeing of cotton sustainable
Nano-Dye LLC’s dyeing technology, the Nano-Dye Process, has set a benchmark for exhaust dyers in cotton and cotton blend textiles with its first two continuous, mass production systems in Bangladesh with one in March and the second in May. The technology allows cotton exhaust dye jets to use no salt and exhaust up to 99 per cent of dyestuff (eliminating solid waste), use 75 per cent less water and 90 per cent less energy while yielding greater lot-to-lot shade reproducibility and consistent quality fabric in all colours.