New UV protector for automotive textiles

29.05.2019 The producer of dyes and specialty chemicals Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, has launched Fadex AS New, a new super UV protector to make automotive and transportation textiles even more resistant to light.

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During the long life span of cars and other transport vehicles, some of their components, such as the polyester trims of doors and pillars, seat covers, carpet flooring or head lining, are exposed to high levels of sunlight and UV rays. This intense light and heat often cause fabric color to fade more quickly and polyester fiber to weaken, making the car interior look older. Archroma developed Fadex AS New to address this challenge, providing textile manufacturers serving the automotive industry with a new, advanced light fastness improver, especially when used in Archroma’s Light Fast Car system with its Dorospers A & K high-light-fast dyes. Fadex AS New displays low fogging. It is suitable for exhaust, continuous and printing processes, and especially recommended for the thermosol dyeing process of seat belt fabrics. Fadex AS New and Dorospers A & K dyes can be used together with Archroma’s water repellent, soil release, anti-microbial, flame retardant and high abrasion resistance functional finishing solutions.