Polyester Fabric Dyeing

About polyester fabric dyeing: We are the leaders in dyeing polyester. Our dye house is the only facility in the tri-state area that has high temperature high pressure jet dyeing equipment. Jet dyeing machines are necessary to properly dye polyester fabrics because in order to truly saturate the fiber the dye bath temperature needs to be maintained at 280 degrees Fahrenheit. It is impossible to accomplish this with an atmospheric dye vat because the water will evaporate, causing the liquor ration to change and significantly affect the dye consistency in the dye bath.

Because polyester fibers and fabrics are so common in the modern world a common work around that dyers without jet dyeing machines tend to use is staining the fiber using a heavy auxiliary chemical commonly referred to as carrier. Carriers cause the fiber to swell just enough to slightly saturate it, but also stain the outside of the fiber. However, this also leaves a chemical residue on the fabric, which can cause it to have a slight odor and be stiffer to the hand.

Our jet dyeing machines fully saturate the fiber regardless of the color, in fact, when the dye cycle is complete the dye bath water is completely clear, meaning the fibers have fully absorbed all the dye.

We routinely fully achieve bright, neon, dark, and vibrant colors on 100 percent polyester fabrics, and polyester blend fabrics for major intimate apparel customers, as well as brands and retailers.

Prior to dyeing yardage all formulas are created in our modern textile laboratory, which is equipped with high temperature high pressure launderometer’s, atmospheric launderometer’s, and a Datacolor Spectrophotometer. Once the lab dip process is complete and the customer has approved the color match, the formula is passed to the dye team to exactly duplicate the recipe in scale in the jet dyeing machine, Rendering exact color matches every time.

Polyester fabrics are popular because of their ability to resist stains, durability against weather, and strength and colorfastness. However, polyester does not dye easy like silk or wool.

About polyester fabric: Polyester is a classification of polymers that have the ester functional combination in their primary chain. Polyester has natural chemicals that are derived from plant cuticles.

Polyester fibers are frequently knit with natural fibers such as cotton since together they have great durability and strength, as well as less wrinkling and shrinkage.