is environmentally friendly--by combining spinning and coloring into one step, it offers energy efficiency and doesn't use water.
By running small lots for specialty applications, offering quick turnaround, and solution dyeing
to match virtually any color, Martin Color-Fi continues to serve customers that need quality products, quick response and environmentally responsible solutions.
"Solution dyeing is the best thing that has happened to the health care industry in terms of fabrics," says Rohde.
In fact, according to the experts in this field, solution dyeing should be a requirement for all fabrics likely to receive heavy use in any eldercare environment.
"In tests against natural fibers, our survey concluded that it is softer, costs less, is easier to maintain and holds coloration better," said Fletcher, explaining that the because the fiber, which is extruded, is about 1/5 the size of a human hair, it doesn't fuzz or peel, and solution dyeing
gives the color permanency.
Added to the polymer prior to extrusion into fibers (solution dyeing
) or thin film, Precise pigments are easily dispersed and resistant to bleeding and migration, says Shepherd Color.
By running small lots for specialty applications, offering quick turnaround and solution dyeing
to match virtually any color, Martin Color-Fi continues to serve customer that need quality products, quick response and environmentally responsible solutions.
Executives say technical limitations in the solution dyeing of fibers narrowed fashion possibilities to a field of yellow, green and white solids and stripes.
Olefin also resists fading through solution dyeing and added UV inhibitors but it does not stand up to sunlight as well as acrylics.
More than 60 colors can now be achieved through solution dyeing
of fibers, and patterns run the gamut from traditional florals to contemporary geometrics.