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Technologies for reducing water consumption

Jul 01, 2014
Technologies for reducing water consumption

Archroma celebrates its new beginning in Indonesia at Indo Intertex 2014 with eco-advanced innovations to support the country´s transforming textile and garment industry.

Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals, celebrates its new beginning in Indonesia at Indo Intertex 2014 with eco-advanced innovations to support the country´s transforming textile and garment industry.

With the motto: ´We touch and colour people´s lives, every day, everywhere,´ Archroma´s value-adding textile dyes, chemicals and services promote the creation of exciting, quality textiles using more environmentally-friendly and sustainable manufacturing processes.

´Archroma´s solutions can help textile mills to meet the stricter emphasis on cleaner production and reduced water consumption by authorities, brand owners and retailers, at controlled cost levels and without compromising innovative performance features,´ comments Till Heinichen, Head of Textile Specialties Business, South East Asia.

Highlights for visitors at Booth #123 in Hall D
Archroma´s ONE WAY sustainability service - a 3-step systematic approach to the selection of chemicals and production processes. Once completed, it gives customers transparent and reliable calculation results that assess the cost, performance and environmental profile of their evaluated products and processes. It is recognised for its game-changing approach to textile manufacturing based on the strong conviction that both ecological and economic benefits are reachable. ONE WAY was honoured with the prestigious ICIS Innovation Award for Best Business Innovation 2013.

Blue Magic all-in-one bleaching auxiliary - from yarn to cotton flocks, to terry towels, woven and knitwear, the BLUE MAGIC process can allow savings up to 50 per cent in water, 40 per cent in energy and 50 per cent in time. Based on Imerol« BLUE liq, Blue Magic is a one-product solution for discontinuous pretreatment that achieves an advanced brightening effect as well as providing higher productivity, simplified handling, better uniformity and improved dyeability.

Innovative water and soil management finishing technology is offered by Archroma´s expanding range of next generation C6-based fluorochemicals Nuva« N for state-of-the-art stain management and fluorine-free Arkophob« FFR. Arkophob FFR is the first single solution to combine fluorine-free chemistry with long-lasting water repellency. Nuva« N, like Arkophob« FFR, meets bluesign«1 criteria.

Colour expertise
Vibrant Foron« SWF dyestuffs with market-leading high fastness cover the full scope of the most fashionable shades and fulfill commonly used ecological standards for the textile industry. They enhance today´s textile products in the apparel, workwear and sportswear segments, whilst giving textile producers a state-of-the-art process with an improved environmental profile.
Optisul« C dyes for denim enable manufacturers to expand their colour horizons with a new range of six dyes especially designed to produce soft denim colours in continuous dyeing processes. These affinity-free sulfide-free* dyes, suitable for GOTS** and bluesign«1 approval, can be combined with each other at low concentrations to obtain collections of jeans in a wide array of easily achievable and reproducible soft colours - all while using the most sustainable Advanced Denim technology. When employing the Advanced Denim technology, based on ´Denim-Ox´ and ´Pad/Sizing-Ox´ processes, water consumption can be reduced by up to 92 per cent, up to 63 per cent of the usual cotton waste can be avoided, and up to 30 per cent can be saved in energy costs compared to traditional denim processes.
Price increase for textile dyes
Archroma also announced further major price increases on a wide range of its dyes