DyStar Unveils New Dianix Dyes

Germany-based DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG has introduced Dianix® AM Formula
One, a new dye concept targeted to the automotive industry for interior trims. Benefits of the new
dyes include enhanced lightfastness with no change of shade at high temperatures, and the ability
to produce dyeings without metamerism, ensuring the shade of the interior fabric trim matches the
plastic and leather color under varying light sources.

Four main dyes are available, which can be combined to cover more than 90 percent of popular
trim shades. Five supplementary dyes also are available.

DyStar also has introduced Dianix Sport Red SF, a brilliant red dye that is suitable for all
exhaust and continuous dyeing processes. According to the company, Dianix Sport Red SF, suitable
for use in sportswear, is less fluorescent on polyester and blends than comparable dyes, which
enables easier shade matching by computer. Other features include a high level of fastness to light
and washing.

August 2004