Are your jeans polluting the planet?

WE LOVE:

  • That there is a pair of jeans for every occasion…
  • … but still reflecting your personal style
  • Clothing that does not harm the planet

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

  • Powder indigo requires more chemicals in the dyeing process compared to liquid indigo...
  • …all of these end up in the wastewater
  • Sizing recipes may be quite complex and need several ingredients, being more difficult to control consistency and low efficient production

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.

CLASSIC INDIGO FLOW & SIZE / A cost-neutral* liquid indigo system that produces authentic denim without compromising our planet with a simple, highly protective and efficient sizing compound

Denisol® Indigo 30 liq
Pre-reduced indigo

  • 50-60% less sulfite and caustic soda compared to the grain form
  • Manufacturing plants​ located in ​America (Mexico) and Asia (Pakistan)
  • This product has received the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute's Gold Level Material Health Certificate

Best-in-class indigo dyeing auxiliaries

  • Dekol® SN liq -chelating agent to reduce machine staining
  • Primasol® NF liq -wetting & penetrating agent to improve penetration and uniformity
  • Setamol® WS p -dispersing agent to guarantee consistent dyeing process
  • These products have a Cradle to Cradle material assessment statement, which permits its use in a Cradle to Cradle Certified certification at GOLD level

*Compared to Indigo grain & conventional sizing recipe

Arkofil®SHDL gr

All-in-one sizing compound

  • Increase of productivity
  • Quality improver thanks to better abrasion resistance and less pilling
  • Suitable for wide range of denim yarns and applicable on all machines types

“SAFE”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the CLASSIC INDIGO FLOW & SIZE system

  • There are additional benefits of resource saving and positive impact on the wastewater
  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC and bluesign®
  • The indigo is Cradle-to-Cradle certified
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the consumer
  • GOTS APPROVED
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • C2C Certified*

*Safety approvals under application for Arkofil® SHDL

“EFFICIENT”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING / with the CLASSIC INDIGO FLOW & SIZE system

  • Resource optimization
  • Higher productivity
  • Less chemical usage
  • PROCESS TIME -4%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -7%
  • CO2 EMISSIONS -5%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -2%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -13%

Archroma’s CLASSIC INDIGO FLOW & SIZE system compared to grain indigo and classical sizing.

“ENHANCED”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE / with the CLASSIC INDIGO FLOW & SIZE system

  • Productivity optimization
  • Delivers a more consistent result by simplifying manufacturing process
  • Guaranties of high-quality Denim
  • Less salt, less pollution
  • Fashion Effects
  • Premium Quality
  • PRODUCTIVITY OPTIMIZATION
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS

CLASSIC INDIGO FLOW & SIZE / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Less sulfites and sulfates in the wastewater (approx. 50% less compared to grain indigo dyeing process)
  • More automated process, less operational resource
  • Enhances consistency of the dyeing and sizing process
    • Shade reproducibility
    • All width uniformity (more 1st quality production)
    • Less dust and pilling on weaving phase
    • Reduced hairiness of the yarn and on the final article
  • Simple handling with only one sizing product, no recipe faults and better inventory management
  • Increase productivity in weaving by higher loom efficiency
  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

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