DyStar Develops New Dyes, Unveils Premium Workwear Concept

Germany-based DyStar Textilfarben
GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG has developed a range of new dyes.

Indanthren® Navy SR is a vat dye created for workwear, while Remazol Luminous Yellow FL is
the world’s first fluorescent reactive dye developed for high-visibility end-uses for cotton.

Levafix FastRed CA is the latest addition to the Levafix CA range. It is a copper-free dye
suitable for pale to medium shades that may be applied by all common dyeing methods.

In other company news, DyStar has developed a Premium Workwear Concept that includes select
Indanthren and Dianix® dyes combined with a unique Premium Workwear label. The label will aid
manufacturers in differentiating their offerings from those of their competitors, and will show the
quality of their products at all stages of the supply chain.

In addition, DyStar has been selected as an authorized laboratory for colorfastness testing
for the England-based Marks & Spencer chain of retail stores.

November/December 2005