Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, and Baldwin, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of precision spray systems and technology for sustainable textile manufacturing, announce a new collaboration to optimize performance and resource saving in the finishing department.
The two companies aim to support textile manufacturers in their development projects, targeting to improve their product safety, performance and functionality, while at the same time maximizing the productivity and resource utilization of the finishing application process.
Archroma and Baldwin are collaborating in multiple projects that combine Archroma’s most sustainable product innovations with Baldwin’s Texcoat G4.
TexCoat G4 is a non-contact spray technology for textile finishing and remoistening, designed to allow a controlled and optimal coverage of the exact amount of finish chemistry for reaching specific characteristics of the fabric. The system can be used to reduce water consumption by as much as 50% compared to traditional padding application processes.
Archroma and Baldwin are currently testing Archroma’s finishing products and systems, such as the soon-to-be-launched PFC-free* Smartrepel® Hydro SR for water-based soil repellence, as well as metal and inorganic particle-free antimicrobial technologies like Sanitized T 20-19 and TH 15-14, which will be launched at the upcoming Techtextil 2022.
The first test results will be available for discussions with both partners at Techtextil at their respective booths.
Michael Schuhmann, Business Development Manager for Finishing, at Archroma, comments: “We are very excited to collaborate with Baldwin, a company who shares our vision that it is possible to create textile fabrics and articles that are safer for the user and better for our planet. Because it’s our nature.”
Rick Stanford, Baldwin Technology’s Vice President of Global Business Development for Textiles said, “No question Archroma is one of the most recognized global suppliers of specialty chemistry for textile. We are honored to partner with Archroma to bring optimized and sustainable solutions to an industry that is serious about protecting consumers and reducing its environmental impact.”
Visit Archroma and Baldwin at Techtextil: 21 to 24 June 2022, booth H11.0 B10 (Archroma) and Hall 12, Booth D79 (Baldwin).
For more information on Archroma’s sustainable finishing solutions: www.archroma.com/events/techtextil-2022.
For more information on Baldwin’s Texcoat G4: www.baldwintech.com/textcoatg4.
Baldwin’s non-contact spray technology Texcoat G4 (Photo: Baldwin)
Archroma is a global, diversified provider of specialty chemicals serving the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets.
Headquartered in Pratteln, Switzerland, Archroma operates with more than 4,500 employees located in 42 countries and with over 30 production sites.
Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to the principles of "The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, Efficient, Enhanced. It's our nature!"; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency.
Baldwin Technology Company Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of innovative process-automation equipment, parts, service and consumables for the printing, packaging, textile, plastic film extrusion and corrugated industries. As a total solutions provider, Baldwin offers our customers a broad range of market-leading technologies, with a focus on improving the economic and environmental efficiency of production processes. Through a global footprint of 21 company-owned locations and an extensive network of partners, our customers are supported globally, regionally and locally by dedicated sales and service team members who add value by forming long-term relationships. Baldwin is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company.
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