14/10/2019 – New, advanced light fastness improver in car interiors — auf Deutsch lesen

Super UV protector by Archroma

Fadex AS New is a “super UV protector” to make automotive and transportation textiles even more resistant to light.


Fadex AS New has been developed in compliance with “The Archroma Way: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature”. © Archroma


During the long life span of cars and other transport vehicles, some of their components, such as the polyester trims of doors and pillars, seat covers, carpet flooring or head lining, are exposed to high levels of sunlight and UV rays. This intense light and heat often cause fabric color to fade more quickly and polyester fiber to weaken, making the car interior look older. The light fastness requirements specified by motor vehicle manufacturers are therefore extremely high, and only carefully selected products can meet them.

Archroma developed Fadex AS New to address this challenge, providing textile manufacturers serving the automotive industry with a new, advanced light fastness improver, especially when used in Archroma’s Light Fast Car system with its Dorospers A & K high-light-fast dyes.

Taking light fastness to new heights, the unique combination of Fadex AS New and Dorospers A & K dyes allows to meet the high light fastness requirements of automotive car producers. Fadex AS New also allows maintaining the tear strength of the polyester fiber.

Fadex AS New displays low fogging. It is suitable for exhaust, continuous and printing processes, and especially recommended for the Thermosol dyeing process of seat belt fabrics.

Fadex AS New and Dorospers A & K dyes can be use together with Archroma’s water repellent, soil release, anti-microbial, flame retardant and high abrasion resistance functional finishing solutions, offering a complete system package to help textile manufacturers differentiate themselves in the highly competitive automotive market.

Fadex AS New meets the requirement of the automotive industry VDA 278 test and is registered under REACH.