Zero p-CA – New Levafix® ECO Navy and Forest

Zero p-CA – New Levafix® ECO Navy and Forest

After the launch of Levafix ECO Black in April 2015, DyStar® now announces the launch of two new dyes of the Levafix ECO range – Levafix ECO Navy and Levafix ECO Forest. These dyestuffs are based on new chemistry, free of p-chloroaniline (p-CA) or other regulatory controlled amines found in many commodity reactive dyes. They are compliant with all relevant Restricted Substance Lists (RS) and with Oeko–Tex® Standard 100.

Levafix ECO Navy is a neutral Navy offering best color constancy in different light sources.  Due to its superior chemistry, higher wet and light fastness properties can be achieved compared to conventional reactive Navy dyes:

  • Excellent light ( ISO 105 BO2 Xenon) and perspiration –light fastness ( ISO 105-B07- former Nike® PLF test)
  • The ISO 105 C06 C2S ( 60C with perborate) wash fastness is superior to conventional reactive Navy dyes
  • Levafix ECO Navy also gives excellent results in the adidas® wash fastness test at 40C

Levafix ECO Forest is a blueish dark-green shade that is a good option for shading reactive blacks. Levafix ECO Forest has a high color yield, a strong build-up and shows better technical performance compared to dark greens that are based on conventional reactive blacks:

  • Good light and perspiration-light fastness properties
  • Good chlorinated water fastness
  • Very good fastness to multiple oxidative wash (ISO 105 C09)
  • Versatile application in exhaust, Cold Pad Batch and continuous

These excellent oxidative wash and light fastness properties lead to a more sustainable textile end-product due to better retention of the original shade. With this novelty, DyStar provides additional innovation to the textile industry to achieve best quality with minimal environmental impact.

Visitors of ITMA in Milan can find out more about the Levafix ECO dyes at the DyStar Booth – Hall 18 Stand B105.



DyStar® Group is a solution provider, offering customers across the globe a complete range of colorants, auxiliaries and services. The DyStar Group has offices, competence centers, agencies and production plants in over 50 countries to ensure the availability of expertise in all important markets. With a heritage of more than a century of product development and innovation for the textile and leather industry, DyStar has developed into new markets and now in addition serves the paper, plastic and many other specialty chemical industries.

DyStar’s service division assist Brands & Retailers and their Industry partners from their first inspiration throughout the entire supply chain to ensure that they meet stringent quality and ecological specifications, reduce costs and shorten lead times. The service division offers state of the art color communication through CSI, textile and ecology testing through Texanlab, ecology and environmental advice, supply chain auditing and consulting for RSL compliant sustainable processes through Sustainable Textile Solutions programs.

The DyStar econfidence® program provides assurance that provided products comply with legal, voluntary and brand & retailer RSL (Restricted Substance List) requirements. It is an assurance that our products are in compliance with chemical and environmental legislation in each market in which they are sold.
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Stephanie Schank
Global Marketing Communications
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