Textile chemistry & dyes
The textile finishing is necessary to produce usable textiles. In everyday use, we access a variety of textiles with different properties. Textiles protect us from cold, heat or disease, they can protect us from dangerous substances and unfavorable properties. The combination of high functionality and maximum comfort requires a high level of innovation through textile chemistry. Trendy fashion and great colors are a way of life. A broad assortment of dyes and water-sparing chemicals allow resources to be used in the most predictive and gentle way, while still accommodating fashion changes. We offer the right solution for clothing textiles, technical textiles, textiles for textile construction and the automotive industry to meet the highest demands.
Dyeing aids are chemicals that control the dyeing process and help to create a reproducible, uniform appearance. To allow proper coloration, dyeing aids such as dispersants or wetting agents are used. To protect the fibers, so-called wrinkle preventers and UV blockers are used.
The dyeing of man-made fibers, natural fibers, mixed fibers and leather is one of the most important technological finishing processes in which the type of material and the choice of dye determine the dyeing process. Our range includes acid / metal complex dyes, disperse dyes, vat dyes, basic dyes, direct dyes and reactive dyes.
Finishing products give the textile additional properties depending on the desired profile of requirements, so that increased usability can be achieved. With special finishing agents it is possible to increase the resistance to light and chemicals, to make the textile softer and more voluminous or to optimize its dimensional stability. Also, the protection against stains or the washability can be significantly improved by means of chemical equipment. The static charge on synthetic fibers can be minimized or textiles with flame retardant properties can be equipped. Finishing materials remain as intended on the textiles.
Textile printing is the patterning of textiles. A distinction is made between conventional stencil printing and the increasingly important inkjet (inkjet printing).