Universal Fibers℠ propriety solution-dyed coloring process leads the industry in high performance sustainable fiber production. Through groundbreaking innovation, we were first to develop and commercialize solution-dyed technology, a waterless process of adding colored pigments directly into the extrusion process, locking the colored, non soluble colors in the yarn, providing excellent color fastness compared to package dyed yarns.
In solution-dyeing, pure color pigments from Universal Color® are added to the polymer during the melt stage and extruded as fiber delivering color throughout the cross-section of the monofilament. Traditional water-dyed methods require a two-step process whereby fiber must first be produced as “natural undyed” after which color is applied to the surface of the fiber using less efficient high-energy wet-dyed processes.
Extended fiber life is another impressive advantage of solution-dyeing. Since color is delivered throughout the fiber, solution-dyed yarns retain their new appearance longer and offer unparalleled stain and fade resistance while holding up against harsh chemicals and cleaning methods.