Huntsman Introduces New Dyes, Clearing Additive
Huntsman, Singapore, has introduced highly soluble Avitera™ SE reactive dyes and Eriopon® LT
clearing additive for exhaust dyeing processes. The company reports the two products can be used
together to process cellulosic fibers and blends at temperatures lower than 60°C using short dyeing
and washing-off cycles - resulting in water, time and energy savings; as well as reduced carbon
The dyes may be used in ultra-short liquor ratios, and offer lab-to-bulk and bulk-to-bulk shade reproducibility. Eriopon quickly washes away any unfixed and hydrolyzed dyes at 60°C. The dyes are compatible with Huntsman's Gentle Power Bleach™ pretreatment system, which features enzyme technology capable of low-temperature bleaching at a neutral pH.