Can we enjoy the beauty of turquoise without its problems?

WE LOVE:

  • A bright turquoise color that evokes the happiness of a sunny day
  • The assurance that the dyeing process is under control

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

  • Dyeing with turquoise molecules can be difficult and often results in unlevel, uneven fabric color
  • At the end of the process, the unfixed color requires a lot of water to be removed...
  • ...and if not, tends to wash off and stain other garments in our home laundry

The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, Efficient, Enhanced. It’s our nature.

  1. SAFE – IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT
    A solid core: Our deeply rooted goal to protect people and our planet.
    Safe to use, safe to release and also safe to wear.
  2. EFFICIENT – IT’S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
    Innovating application processes that minimize resources and maximize productivity, both in our and our customers’ manufacturing as well as by setting ourselves ambitious sustainability goals.
  3. ENHANCED – IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE
    Innovation is critical. With it, we create additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics and sustainable differentiation to bring additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.

BLUE LAGOON/ A stress-free dyeing system for turquoise colors with better application control and easier wash-off, that’s also less stress for water reserves

Blue Magic

'All-in-one' discontinuous pretreatment

  • Less fiber damage
  • High degree of whiteness
  • The standard rinsing process, which follows bleaching, can be reduced or omitted
  • Biodegradable, free of APEO (alkylphenol ethoxylates) and phosphorus

Drimaren® Ultimate Turquoise HD p & Cyclanon® XC-W Plus liq

Combination for high fastness with few finishing baths

  • High concentrated version reactive dye
  • Less dye and chemicals are required to achieve deep green shades
  • High solubility in the presence of salt
  • Less spotting tendency
  • Fast & efficient removal of hydrolyzed dye
  • Lower soaping temperature< 90ºC

*Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

Optifix®RUB New liq & Siligen®SIH-S New liq

Finishing for rub fastness improver and elegant hand feel

  • Improves the dry and wet rub fastness properties of reactive dyed substrates, especially in deep shades
  • Excellent hydrophilicity - soft handle

“SAFE”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the BLUE LAGOON system

  • Compliant with ZDHC and bluesign®
  • Less chemical used, less manual load for the workers
  • Less wastewater and low charged effluents
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the end consume
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED

“EFFICIENT”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING / with the BLUE LAGOON system

  • Strong decrease of water consumption, energy and CO2
  • Cost reduction thanks to a short time process and less resources used
  • High level of wet fastness
  • Optimized and efficient process used at all stages
  • A balanced combination between resources optimization, safe handling, controlled effluent
  • As demonstrated by ONEWAY
  • PROCESS TIME -21%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -24%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -20%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -24%
  • Co2 emission -19%

Exhaust System at LR 7.1, compared to benchmark exhaust process for 100% CO substrates at LR 7.1

BLUE LAGOON / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Increases profitability through lower processing & operating costs
  • Differentiation with improved resource utilization for brands that demand and drive sustainable production
  • A short and robust system approach:
    • Less processing problems
    • Improved bath reproducibility
    • High fastness requirements
    • Improved resource optimization in terms of water & energy
    • Shorter production process allows for 145 additional batches/ year
  • Application of Optifix® RUB New liq improves dry and wet rubbing fastness properties of reactive dyed substrates for brands that demand the highest quality substrates
  1. SAFE – IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT
    A solid core: Our deeply rooted goal to protect people and our planet.
    Safe to use, safe to release and also safe to wear.
  2. EFFICIENT – IT’S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
    Innovating application processes that minimize resources and maximize productivity, both in our and our customers’ manufacturing as well as by setting ourselves ambitious sustainability goals.
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