Archroma, a global leader in colour and speciailty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has launched Fadex® AS New, a new “super UV protector” to make automotive and transportation textiles even more resistant to light. 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 colour 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.