Two German manufacturers Märkische Faser and Kelheim Fibers are offering spun dyed fibers in polyester and viscose. Textiles made from a blend of spun dyed polyester and viscose fibers combine the advantages of both fibers. They are easy-care and dimensionally stable yet feel pleasantly soft on the skin and offer high wearer comfort. They are ideally suited for all applications that need large quantities of fabric of a precisely defined shade and that must deliver comfort and wear qualities as for example professional clothing or uniforms, but also furnishing or upholstery fabrics.
Spun dyed fibers have always been an important part of the range of products both of Märkische Faser and of Kelheim. Here, color pigments are incorporated in the spinning mass before the spinning process and are therefore homogenously distributed in the whole fiber. These fibers – and the final product – offer a particularly high color and light fastness. The colors do not bleed during washing and they keep their brilliance even after many washing cycles. In contrast to a conventional dyeing process, the colors can be reproduced exactly. Besides the usually lower production costs and a shorter throughput time, this is one of the main advantages for the further processing chain.