YEH GROUP: DryDye process to be applied to innerwear fabrics
FOUR years after it acquired exclusive rights to Dutch technology that allows the dyeing of textiles without using water, and started marketing fabrics under the DryDye label, Thai fabric supplier Yeh Group said it expects to offer the process for innerwear fabrics next year. The process involves the use of supercritical fluid CO2 that swells hydrophobic synthetic fibres and allows modified disperse dyes to diffuse within the fibre. To date, it has proved successful particularly for polyester sportswear fabrics. The company has long specialized in the production of fabrics for intimate apparel and it recently appointed Nigel Page to develop its global business.
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