Josina van der Velden
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, will highlight breakthrough opportunities for sustainable textile manufacture at China Interdye, April 16-18, 2014 in Shanghai. Presenting its award-winning innovations and services under the slogan “We touch and color people’s lives, every day, everywhere”, Archroma will exhibit for the first time in China since becoming a standalone company at Booth HallA#221.
Improving performance and reducing environmental impact – Repellence & release technologies, “ONE WAY” sustainability service and “ADVANCED DENIM” dyeing and finishing concept
Archroma’s solutions allow textile producers to develop more sustainable products and processes and combine functionality with lifestyle.
At the booth, visitors can discover Archroma’s new range of textile and garment samples, and experience the calculation tools designed for the selection of products and processes that support the shift toward more eco-advanced technologies and address creativity and design trends.
Archroma’s ONE WAY sustainability service is recognized for its game-changing approach to textile manufacturing based on the strong conviction that both ecological and economic benefits are reachable. ONE WAY is designed to help customers meet their sustainability targets in a fast and reliable manner. It is a 3-step systematic approach to the selection of chemicals and production processes that once completed, gives customers calculation results that assess the cost, performance and environmental profile of the evaluated products and processes.
ONE WAY was honored with the prestigious ICIS Innovation Award for Best Business Innovation 2013, and the effectiveness of its sustainability calculation system was confirmed in physical tests carried out by leading machine builder Fong’s.
Archroma’s ADVANCED DENIM aims at developing new technologies for exciting color and material effects to be achieved, while reducing the impact of denim manufacturing on the environment. When employing the ADVANCED DENIM technology, based on the “Denim-Ox” and “Pad/Sizing-Ox” processes, water consumption can be reduced by up to 92%, up to 63% of the usual cotton waste can be avoided, and up to 30% can be saved in energy costs compared to traditional denim processes. Latest developments include an exhaust dyeing process using non-indigo based Diresul® Indicolor dyes that respond effectively to increasing garment dyeing demand, and affinity-free sulfide-free* dyes, Optisul® C, suitable for GOTS** and bluesign®1 approval.
Advanced Denim technology received the prestigious 2012 ICIS Innovation Award and Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit Award.
Innovative repellency and release finishing technology is offered by Archroma’s expanding range of next generation C6-based fluorochemicals Nuva® N for state-of-the-art water and soil management, and by its latest introduction to the range: fluorine-free Arkophob® FFR. Arkophob® FFR helps meet the market’s growing demand for a technology able to combine fluorine-free chemistry with long-lasting water repellency. Nuva® N and Arkophob® FFR meet bluesign®1 criteria.
“We touch and color people’s lives every day, every where, which is why Archroma is committed to developing products and processes for fabrics and garments that are safer and gentler for the consumer and for the environment. Our experience demonstrates that sustainability can generate innovation, performance and even cost savings for our customers, and we are looking forward to highlighting this potential at Interdye China,” comments Paul O’Prey, Head of Sales and Marketing for Archroma’s Textile Specialties business in China.
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 Reinach, Switzerland, Archroma operates in over 100 countries, with 3,000 employees located in 35 countries and 26 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.
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