Archroma to present latest innovative solutions at China Interdye 2016

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-04-14 16:30:00 – Reinach

Archroma, a global color and specialty chemicals company committed to innovation, world-class quality standards, high service levels, cost-efficiency and sustainability for the textile, paper and emulsions sectors will present some of its latest and most innovative technologies at China Interdye 2016 in Shanghai.

Archroma will present solutions that combine performance, cost optimization and responsible textile production. Archroma recently integrated the former BASF textile chemicals business team, and with that, the company can offer a heritage of more than 120 years of enhancing colors, performance and sustainability globally.

Drawing on its extensive formulation and technical know-how in dyestuff and pigments, Archroma will showcase at China Interdye some of its latest innovations:

Optisul C dyes – Optisul® C dyes for casualwear enable manufacturers to expand their color horizons with a new range of six dyes especially designed to produce colors in continuous dyeing processes, as well as on coating and printing. These affinity-free, sulfide-free([1]) dyes, suitable for GOTS([2]) and bluesign®([3]) approval, can be combined with each other to obtain collections of garments suitable for wash-down treatments in a wide array of easily achievable and reproducible soft colors.

ADVANCED DENIM technology – When employing Archroma’s ADVANCED DENIM technology, based on “Denim-Ox” and “Pad/Sizing-Ox” dyeing processes, users can reduce water consumption and wastewater by up to 92%, eliminate up to 63% of the usual cotton waste, and save up to 30% in energy costs compared to traditional Indigo processes. Archroma estimates that the use of this technology allowed savings of about 700 million liters of water in 2012 alone. Just imagine how much water could be used if more manufacturers would join the ADVANCED DENIM revolution.

Metal-free acid dyes – Vibrant Foron® SWF dyestuffs, with what Archroma believes is 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, while giving textile producers a state-of-the-art process with an improved environmental profile.

By offering a constant flow of eco-advanced and innovative new process and functional chemicals, Archroma provides solutions that combine performance, safety and low impact on resources.

‘Zero add-on’ formaldehyde solution for printing – Fixapret® Resin WFF is a novel, “zero add-on” formaldehyde finishing system for no-iron performance. Its anti-wrinkle finish shows good performance and benefits compared to other such offerings, including strong, flexible fiber bonding, abrasion resistance, durable wearing and whiteness. By combining Fixapret Resin WFF with Helizarin® EcoSafe, a “zero add-on” formaldehyde printing system, consumers can enjoy end-products that look good, while saving on precious resources and being gentler on the skin.

SmartRepel Hydro – SmartRepel® Hydro supports the increasing adoption of eco-advanced materials and production processes by textile producers and brand owners. This new range is Archroma’s nature-friendlier protection that keeps cotton, polyester and polyamide textiles dry. The unique technology offers exceptional, durable water repellency and is not based on fluorine. SmartRepel Hydro produces a soft hand feel and outstanding breathability – the perfect long-lasting, high-performance finish for weatherproof garments.

For all of them, inner beauty matters just as much as outer beauty. Brand owners and retailers around the world are taking action to evaluate the environmental impact of textile treatment, dyeing and finishing processes in response to consumer concerns.

Archroma’s engagement in favor of a more sustainable textile industry is deeply rooted in everything it does. In 2012, after more than two years of development, the company launched a game-changing service called ONE WAY. ONE WAY is designed to demonstrate to textile manufacturers, brands and retailers that it is possible to bring together the dual objectives of ecology and economy. The tool provides a fast, measurable and reliable approach to the selection of chemical product and resource-saving process solutions.

They are constantly improving this tool. In 2014, Archroma added its portfolio of ZDHC MRSL-compliant([1]) chemicals and dyes to the ONE WAY sustainability calculation tool. ONE WAY has received industry recognition with the 2013 ICIS Best Business Innovation Award([2]).

At Archroma, Keith Parton, Global Head of Product Management Acid, Disperse & Reactive Dyes, Textile Specialties said that they continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that they can make their industry sustainable, and they do this using the strong foundation of an expertise built over more than 120 years. They are very excited to meet customers, brands, retailers and consumers in Shanghai, and show them how Archroma can support them in the needs and challenges they face on their own markets.

Archroma is headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland, and operates with approximately 3000 employees over 35 countries. Through its three businesses: Textile Specialties, Paper Solutions and Emulsion Products, Archroma delivers specialized performance and color solutions to meet customer needs in their local markets.

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