Switzerland-based Huntsman Textile Effects — a manufacturer of chemicals and dyes for finished
textiles and materials, and a division of Huntsman Corp. — has developed a leveling agent called
Albatex® DBS. According to the company, the agent acts as a dye bath softener, which helps reduce
problems created by impurities and metal ions such as calcium, magnesium, iron and copper that
might be present in the dyebath. Huntsman also reports that Albatex DBS offers complexing and
dispersing properties, and is highly stable over a wide range of temperatures and pHs.
June 23, 2009