Adding to its fashion color dye array and addressing the growing activewear market, Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced Erionyl Flavine FF and Rhodamine FF dyes.

The Singapore-based textile dyeing and finishing specialist said the new dye series offers state-of-the-art performance with strong fastness levels and significantly high strength for neon dyes.

These latest additions to the established range of Erionel dyes address growing demand for polyamide dyes as polyamide fibers become increasingly popular within the high-value segment of functional elastic garments, the company said.

“With Erionyl Flavine FF and Rhodamine FF dyes, we now have dyes to achieve the demands of the attractive neon shade segment,” said Lee Howarth, global marketing manager for Huntsman Textile Effects. “Due to their high-color strength, and with neon shades representing an essential collection item of many swimwear, beachwear, sportswear and even lingerie brands, we can now meet the growing demand for high quality neon dyes.”

To deliver enhanced reproducibility, trouble-free application and minimized risk of known issues with these specific types of dyes, Erionyl Flavine FF and Rhodamine FF dyes can be used in combination with Huntsman Textile Effects key auxiliaries, such as Albatex AB-45 pH buffer, Erional FRN fastness improver or Invalon FL machine cleaner.

The Erionyl dye range is now these new additions, Huntsman said, offering comprehensive dyeing concepts tailored for specific requirements.

Huntsman Textile Effects is one of the world’s largest providers of dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries, with operations in more than 90 countries and seven primary manufacturing facilities in six countries. The company has been noted for its sustainability and innovation, with programs to reduce water and energy consumption, and material usage meant to reduce the use of harmful chemical.

It is a unit of Huntsman Corp., a The Woodlands, Tex., publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2015 revenues of more than $10 billion.