BASF's MOOO>TM dyeable polypropylene fiber technology has won
the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) Color Innovation Award
2008. The SDC judging panel announced the winner last month at
its International Color Awards dinner in Bradford, United
BASF has developed a completely new coloration process for
polypropylene in the textile and apparel industry, thus making
it possible to dye polypropylene efficiently and flexibly.
The MOOO>TM fiber incorporates innovative ImPPulse
This technology allows fabrics from colorless MOOO>TM fiber to
be color-dyed, which was previously not possible for
polypropylene. Fabrics can now easily be dyed with disperse dyes
in aqueous media in a standard industry process. The invention
also provides brilliant color shades to meet fast-moving market
At BASF, innovation drives sustainability in all production
industries. With its innovative MOOO>TM dyeable polypropylene
fiber technology, BASF opens up new market opportunities and
helps its customers to be more successful.
About MOOO>TM Dyeable Polypropylene
MOOO>TM dyeable polypropylene is a novel and
distinct new coloration process for polypropylene in the textile
and apparel industry from BASF. The BASF technology has solved
the key problem of dyeing polypropylene in an efficient and
flexible way. BASF invention allows dyeing from aqueous media in
a standard industry process in an easy coloration with disperse
dyes. Brilliant color shades are available to meet the
fast-moving market trends.
The SDC is an independent, not-for-profit
educational charity and the world's only chartered, professional
body dedicated to color. It is the natural focus and authority
on all matters relating to color application, control, standards
and performance. It has more than 80 years of experience in the
development of color-related standards and has been responsible
for introducing many of the standards used today for the color
fastness performance of textiles and color measurement. It has
held the secretariats of both BSI and ISO standard bodies.
BASF is the
world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its
portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics,
performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals.
As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all
industries to be more successful. With its high-value products
and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in
finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection,
energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has more than
95,000 employees and posted sales of almost
58 billion in 2007.
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