DyStar, a leading provider of products and services for the textile industry includes the textile dyes operations of the major former dyestuff producers Bayer, Hoechst, BASF, ICI/Zeneca, Mitsubishi and Mitsui. At ITMA 2015 which concluded last week, DyStar introduced Eliot the companyâ€™s newly developed, internet based tool for product selection and process optimisation in the dyeing process.
Eliot currently consists of four modules, the Green Selection, Product Finder, Optidye, and Information modules. The tool was developed during the last year by consolidating different expert systems and information databases into one comprehensive function for DyStarâ€™s customers.
According to the manufacturer, eliot with a well-structured user interface is said to be very intuitive and can easily be used. The responsive design offers the flexibility to use eliot on any computer or tablet and with various browsers.
The Green Selection module contains the DyStar Positive Lists for some leading brands and retailers or eco standards. The Positive Lists are a selection of recommended DyStar products that are compliant to the Brands & Retailersâ€™ Restricted Substances Lists or the selected eco standard. eliot allows the user to filter or sort products and save product selections as favourites. These favourites can also be used in the other modules.
All modules offer a link to directly open the technical data sheets of the individual products, which contain product details such as suitability for certain dyeing and printing processes, dye characteristics, appearance under different light sources, build-up, etc.
The Product Finder module allows the user to search for technical properties of DyStar products by fastness criteria and dyeing or application performance. The selection can be a combination of both fastness and dyeing properties and the result can be exported to Excel.
Optidye programmes offer recipe or process optimization that aims to help to shorten the dyeing cycle and reduce the effluent load. Optidye programmes are said to increase the reliability of the dyeing process for better right-first-time processing and improved quality of finished products.
In addition, eliot contains a variety of information about DyStar products and processes, such as brochures, shade cards, technical data sheets, testing methods.
DyStar has its headquarters in Singapore and subsidiaries and agencies in all key markets world wide. Their global presence with strong manufacturing facilities for top quality, long established products near to their customer locations will ensure leading position.
Following the first steps of developing this product, Dystar now aims to extend and improve the tool by adding more function modules and by making it available in different languages. In addition, more Restricted Substance Lists and technical information will be added.
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