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Paints & Dyes Chinese–Indian Joint–Venture Starts Up Reactive Dye Production

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Lonsen Kiri Chemical Industries, a joint venture between LongSheng Group, China and Kiri Industries, India, successfully produced the first bulk quantities of Levafix Blue CA, a fluoro-triazine (TFT) based reactive dye, at their site in Gujarat, India. The production and quality control was carried out with DyStar's supervision.

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Lonsen Kiri Chemical Industries, an Indian–Chinese JV starts the production of reactive dyes in bulk scales.
Lonsen Kiri Chemical Industries, an Indian–Chinese JV starts the production of reactive dyes in bulk scales.
(Picture: American Paints & Coatings Show)

Ahmedabad/India – The production of Levafix Blue CA is an important milestone in establishing the manufacturing site of Levafix CA dyes in India. The Levafix CA range is DyStar's high-end reactive range for dyeing and printing of cotton and other cellulosic textiles. The Levafix CA is designed to deliver excellent fastness performance and optimal dyeing behavior with high fixation levels. Levafix Blue CA is a key element in that range. Many Levafix CA products are used to colour garments.

Conclusion of know–How Transfer for Paints and Dyes

"This achievement concludes a long process of plant and product know-how transfer. Furthermore, I am proud of the Shareholders’ and the DyStar team’s commitment to excellence demonstrated by this project” states Harry Dobrowolski, CEO of the DyStar Group.

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