Huntsman Textile Effects introduces fluorescent whitening agent for textile mills

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-10-08 14:00:00 – Singapore

Huntsman Textile Effects, chemicals and dyes innovator has developed a fluorescent whitening agent that will help textile mills achieve brilliant white shades on cellulosic fibers. The whitener also offers zero risk of greening-off and protection against phenolic yellowing during storage and shipment.

Hunstman said that the UVITEX BHA LIQ. high-affinity stilbene whitener has unparalleled acid stability and acid fastness. The new agent is made to help mills meet brands’ high white standards for towels, knitted apparel, T-shirts and underwear, along with any other garments made from cellulosic fibers.

UVITEX BHA LIQ represents a unique solution to the challenges of producing consistent and stable very high and brilliant white cellulosic fibers.

According to Huntsman, achieving the perfect white on these fabrics can be difficult when finishing effects like softening, bio-polishing and resin finishing are required, which can cause fibers to take on a green tinge.

The whitener’s high acid stability of between pH 4 and pH 5 and acid fastness of pH 4, protect against discoloration. It also offers very high bath exhaustion and low wastewater pollution.

UVITEX BHA LIQ. is included on the Huntsman Positive List for ZDHC allowing it to be used to produce textiles for companies that take part in the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Joint Roadmap.

Huntsman Textile Effects will continues to create innovate ways for mills to improve their products and production efficiency, operate more sustainably and satisfy the demands of the world’s best brands and retailers.

Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global supplier of comprehensive solutions for the textile industry that enhance the performance properties and colors of finished textiles and materials.

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