DyStar's high-end Levafix Blue CA range of reactive dyes for use on cotton and other cellulosic textiles has been produced in bulk quantities in India for the first time.

Lonsen Kiri Chemical Industries, a joint venture between China's LongSheng Group and India's Kiri Industries produced the dye at its site in Gujarat under the supervision of DyStar.

The Levafix CA dyes are said to be complex to produce, but deliver excellent fastness performance and optimal dyeing and are widely used in garments for leading brands and retailers.