Alchemie & HeiQ to create low-cost textile finishing

Alchemie & HeiQ to create low-cost textile finishing

The two innovative companies will deliver high-performance finishing with less cost and chemistry. They will roll out NOVARA digital multifunction finishing solution to the global textile market in Q3 this year.


Technology, a leader in waterless, digital on-demand, smart dyeing technology, has
partnered with HeiQ, a leader in textile innovation, to deliver
high-performance finishing with less cost and chemistry. HeiQ will create some
of the most sustainable, effective, durable, high-performance textile
technology in the market. Alchemie Technology will transform the dyeing and
finishing industry by reducing the environmental impact and costs of
manufacturing, with its waterless, low energy, low chemistry digital

NOVARA can apply
single-sided, or simultaneous two-sided coating of multiple finishes to
specific areas of textile such as combining anti-odour and water repellence in
one material. It offers the most sustainable and efficient direct-to-fabric
solution available. NOVARA significantly lowers cost using 50% less chemistry
and energy and provides a saving on production cost up to 50% per metre.

Dr Simon Kew,
Managing Director, Alchemie Technology commented that, extensive testing using
HeiQ’s chemistry with their digital finishing technology has achieved
exceptional finishing performance with half the chemistry required of
traditional finishing methods. He said that using NOVARA for single-sided
finishing of HeiQ Viroblock required 52% less chemistry, 66% water reduction
and 50% less energy, achieving a 99.7% reduction in antimicrobial activity
after 15 washes at 400 Celsius. He added that, with the huge demand for
high-performance antibacterial, antiviral finishing for face masks, medical
apparel, gym wear, home furnishing, mattresses, and textiles for high-risk,
high traffic areas such as train, plane seats, and more, their combined
technology is critical for increasing protection and reducing the environmental
impact of these products.

enables lifestyle product innovations at lower production cost for fashion,
sportswear, technical clothing and upholstery. It combines sustainable odour control, skincare additives and
fragrance finishing, without impacting breathability, hand-feel or wicking. It
is suitable for finishing all fabric types, from 50 – 1000 gsm, including
polyester, cotton, nylon and polycotton.

Carlo Centonze,
Co-founder and CEO, HeiQ Group, said that they were delighted to partner with
Alchemie Technology and their journey to transform the textile industry with
solutions that reduce the environmental impact of dyeing and finishing. He also
said that with such compelling cost benefits, Alchemie’s technology delivers
both for the textile industry, and the environment.

Technology has developed breakthrough clean-tech dyeing and finishing processes
that help reduce the pollution and climate change effects of the apparel and
textile industry. Endeavourâ„¢ and Novara are enabled by unique digital fluid
jetting technology to deliver a step-change in sustainability.

Source – Alchemie Technology and HeiQ Press Release

Image Source: Alchemie Technology Website 

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