The Italy-based sustainable chemicals company Officina+39 is going to expand its solutions of giving denim the aged appearance consumers adore. The company has recently launched Aqualess Mission which is a collection of technologies that assists the laundries to achieve the look of perfectly worn-in jeans in a sustainable way.
This collection features Oz-One Powder which was developed in the first half of 2020 when Italy was on lockdown. The Oz-One particles use the conventional machines without water and break down indigo and sulphur black dyes, as well as Officina+39’s dischargeable dyestuffs series called Nebudye D. In comparison to the ozone technology, which uses ozone gas to naturally bleach down garments, this Oz-One is chlorine- and potassium permanganate-free powder which requires just machine rotation and no water or temperature during application.
The collection also features a “laser booster” i.e. Remover BC that increases the laser effect on indigo or dischargeable dyestuff. During the distressing process, this process prevents the fabric from tearing along with saving time and energy.
Officina+39 also introduced Aqualess Aged to create abrasions which is a waterless compound that can be used on both black and indigo denim. The conventional desizing, stone washing, and bleaching treatments can be replaced using this Aqualess Mission process.
Although each solution can be used on its own, the companies can achieve significant savings by combining the products. It is estimated by Officina+39 that 75% of water can be saved by using these solutions together.
The managing director of Officina+39, Andrea Venier said that the collection is suitable for laundries that are looking to reduce their water usage without having to make a large investment. He added that all the products of Aqualess Mission are suitable for conventional machines which are already in place at laundry facilities. This implies that any new particular investments are not required in place for new washing units.
Officina+39 says that its technology employs only 12.5 liters while the traditional systems use about 52 liters of water for a pair of pants. This results in aligning their pledge further to abide by the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG) 6: clean water and sanitation.
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