Workwear Solutions

Workwear has moved on from the days of the humble overall.
Today’s modern workwear is a combination of function and fashion.

Workwear has moved on from the days of the humble overall. Today’s modern work wear is a combination of function and fashion. It is expected to be comfortable and attractive, hard-wearing and present a uniform corporate image. “Corporate fashion” is an important growth market for the textile industry. The overall high fastness level depends on the workwear segment. The right substrate, high-quality dyes and suitable auxiliaries for functional finishing effects are the key to meeting these wide-ranging demands.

  • Classical Workwear e.g. for industry workers and leasing
  • Health sector e.g. hospital
  • Public sector e.g. uniforms for police and military
  • Protective wear and High visibility e.g. Fire fighters
  • Corporate wear e.g. for restaurants; hotel

DyStar’s top Dyes for Workwear

Color is an important element in modern workwear. Whether the garments are yarn-dyed or piece dyed, they have to look fresh and attractive even after heavy wear and repeated laundering. Most workwear is leased. Leasing contracts generally include washing in industrial laundries. Laundry methods vary according to how dirty the clothing is and tend to be far more aggressive than in normal domestic washing machines. High-quality dyes and production processes are therefore extremely important.

Dyes suitable for workwear have to meet high fastness requirements such as:
Fastness RequirementsImportant for...
High fastness to repeated industrial launderingLifetime of leasing garments
Low staining of adjacent fibers in washing processesBleeding from garment to garment or trimmings to garments during washing
Good dry heat fixation fastnessStaining in hot pressing, ironing, tunnel-finishing
Good combined fastness test (dry heat plus washing)Staining, bleeding in washing after drying or ironing
Resistance to chlorineFading in chlorine disinfection or washing

DyStar’s top Dyes for Cotton Workwear

Vat dyes for particularly high fastness properties Indanthren Colloisol

Indanthren® dyes from DyStar have successfully been used for decades for premium workwear. They are characterized by excellent quality and highest fastness performance besides ecological benefits (econfidence® from DyStar). Indanthren dyes for workwear are subdivided into three groups depending on their fastness properties. The dyes in group A and B are first choice for premium workwear.

Highlights

Remazol® Luminous Yellow FL

The only high visible reactive dye for cotton

Indanthren Green CLF Coll

The only vat green dye which meets leaf-green IR specifications

Indanthren Navy SR-N Coll

World’s best performing vat Navy with excellent 95°C wash fastness

DyStar’s top Dyes for Polyester Workwear

Dianix® XF/SF are the main ranges for high end leasing workwear. These dyes provide top fastness results in the most important tests used for workwear. Dianix S dyes are mainly used for standard workwear articles. Dianix Luminous dyes are designed to meet special requirements of high visibility workwear according to EN 471.

Dianix S for standard workwear

High light and sublimation fastness.

Dianix  SF/XF/XF2 dyes for high end  workwear

Very good wash fastness 60°C-95°C low staining on adjacent fibers

Dianix Luminous dyes for high visibility workwear EN 471

Extremely brilliant colors

DyStar’s top Chemicals for Workwear

An important requirement to Workwear items is that they offer protection agains natural elements and pollution. Rain, sun, water and other liquids, soiling materials, heat sources and odors can be a nuisance or create a safety problem.

Evo® Top KD

Ecological coatings for high-tech articles, wellness effects and work safety

Evo Protect

Water and oil repellent finishes for workwear, sportswear, military fabrics etc.

Highlights

Evo Xen KD

Unique ceramic compound for outstanding abrasion resistance

Evo Protect ERG

Highly durable PFOA-free fluorocarbon

Evo Pret RGE

Ultra-low formaldehyde resin for shrink-resist finishing

Workwear Solutions from DyStar

Workwear SegmentFunctionDyesEvo Finishing
IndustryProtection from staining, dimensional stability, abrasion resistantDianix XF/ XF2/SF Indanthren and Napthol dyesEvo Protect Evo Pret Evo Xen Evo Fin
Hospital Wear Oil and water repellent, anti-staticIndanthren and Dianix
dyes stable
to desinfectants
Evo Protect Evo Pret Evo Xen Evo Stat
UniformsOil and water repellent, anti-staticIndanthren and Dianix
dyes stable
to desinfectants
Evo Protect Evo Pret Evo Xen Evo Stat
High Visibility WorkwearOil and water repellent, anti-staticIndanthren and Dianix
dyes stable
to desinfectants
Evo Protect Evo Pret Evo Xen Evo Stat
Corporate WearOil and water repellent, anti-staticIndanthren and Dianix
dyes stable
to desinfectants
Evo Protect Evo Pret Evo Xen Evo Stat