Can I have twice the colors and still use less resources?

WE LOVE:

  • Sport garments and shoes with bright, vibrant bi-color effects…
  • … that stay sharp and clear, in the sun and in the rain, and wash after wash

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

  • Creating bi-color effects requires to blend a regular polyester fiber with another polyester fiber (called cationic dyeable polyester or CDP) into one woven fabric
  • These fibers react with different dyestuff types that usually need to be applied in two steps…
  • …using a lot of time, energy and water in the process

The Archroma Way: 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
    Your innovation is critical. Additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics give additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced

CATIONIC DREAM / A robust and simple one-bath dyeing system for creating vibrant high contrast  bi-color effects on polyester-based articles with less time, energy and water

Doracryl® MD & Foron® E-RD & SE-RD dyes

Combination of basic and disperse dyes

  • Special formulated basic dyes for the dyeing of CDP and blends
  • PES Rapid dyes for dyeing at 120°C in blends with CDP

Kieralon® F-MFB liq

High performance cleaning agent

  • Strong emulsifier
  • Acts on mineral oil
  • Acts on silicone
  • Designed for blends with elastane

Team of auxiliaries for success

  • Opticid® PSB liq: Acid buffer for the dyeing in the optimum pH range of 4.0-4.5
  • Ekalin® F liq: Special system element for the stabilization of the Doracryl® MD / Foron® RD dye system
  • lmacol® MPE liq: Unique fabric lubricant and anti-crease additive with additional emulsifying and soil release properties.
  • Cyclanon® ECO Plus: Enables reduction clearing in the cooled down dyeing bath

“SAFE”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the CATIONIC DREAM system

  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC and bluesign®
  • Less chemical used, less manual load for the workers
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the end consumer
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED

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

  • Strong reduction of water and energy consumption, and CO2 emissions
  • Shorter process time and productivity increase
  • Save system to increase RFT rate
  • Optimized and efficient process used at all stages
  • As demonstrated by ONEWAY
  • PROCESS TIME -27%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -29%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -21%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -10%
  • CO2 EMISSION -23%

Archroma’s CATIONIC DREAM system for CDP/PES blends compared to benchmark 2-bath process

CATIONIC DREAM / Benefits

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Better bath stability, easier to dilute, no staining of the dyeing machines
  • Best combinability of basic and disperse dyes in 1 bath 1 step method in blends with regular PES. No precipitation of cationic and disperse dyes / safe and easy operation
  • Better reproducibility of the shades due to robust and safe dyeing system, improves the RFT rate
  • Time savings in production = Increased opportunity time
  • Reduced energy and water consumption
  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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