Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new technology for dyeing polyester and its blends, providing "right-first-time" results leading to savings of water, energy and costs.

Terasil Blue W is the latest addition to the firm's Tersail W/WW range of wash fast disperse dyes and is designed to meet all major requirements for high-performance sportswear and athleisure wear.

Polyester fibre has become the fibre of choice in the textile industry, with demand for polyester and man-made fibres expected to rise over the long term, as sports and athleisure apparel markets expand. At the same time, leading brands, retailers and mills are increasingly focused on achieving brilliant and deep shades, consistent shade reproducibility, as well as water, energy and cost savings.

Dhirendra Gautam, director, marketing dyes, at Huntsman Textile Effects says Terasil Blue W will help mills overcome the challenges of dyeing polyester and its blends, while achieving production efficiency and sustainability.

"We expect our latest offering to support the textile industry's drive towards higher performance and operational excellence," he says.

Terasil Blue W products are Bluesign approved and suitable for Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certified textile products.