Lonsen Kiri Chemical Industries, a joint venture between China’s LongSheng Group and Kiri Industries of India, under the guided supervision of DyStar, a part of Kiri Industries, has successfully produced the first bulk quantity of a new high fixation dye with high exhaust rates. The dye that uses less water to wash off than the normal counterparts is more environment-friendly.
The dye named Levafix Blue CA is a fluoro-triazine (TFT) based reactive dye that requires complex, multi-step synthesis under high safety standards and conditions. Now, a key part of the Levafix CA range which is DyStar’s high-end reactive range for dyeing and printing of cotton and other cellulosic textiles, helps the company to deliver excellent fastness performance and optimal dyeing behaviour with high fixation levels.
The company in the past has managed to maintain its total carbon footprint in terms CO2e in 2011, compared to the same production levels in 2010. In 2011, the group’s global carbon footprint was calculated to be 1,68,133 metric tonnes of CO2e, slightly more than 1,60,993 metric tonnes in 2010, largely owing to higher production volumes and improved coverage of activity data as the company further streamlined its data collection processes and methods.