DyStar Launches New Dianix® Dyes

In an effort to help sportswear brands and retailers meet environmental and performance demands,
DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG, Germany, has added four new dyes to its Dianix®
line of disperse dyes.

Dianix Golden Yellow SF and Dianix Blue SF feature high levels of fastness when used in
ternary combinations. Dianix Navy XF-AR and Dianix Black XF-AR also have superior wetfastness
characteristics and stability in the dye bath, according to DyStar.

“These new colors will not only meet fastness requirements of the major brands, but will also
improve the productivity of their suppliers,” said Steve Barron, head of DyStar’s colors for
synthetics business. “Furthermore, considering recent changes to some Restricted Substance Lists,
these products will offer a solution and thereby help brands maintain their integrity and
differentiate their offer.”

May/June 2008