Are all black t-shirts created equal?

WE LOVE:

  • Deep black t-shirts that look and feel great...
  • ...with color that doesn't rub off easily...
  • ...or stain other clothes in the wash

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

  • 25% of all t-shirts are dyed black
  • Dyeing black fabric for your t-shirts uses a lot of resources
  • There are ways of doing this more efficiently

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.

DARK BLISS 2.0 / A system for dyeing deep navy and black shades more efficiently with enhanced fastness and dramatically lighter use of water and chemicals

Kieralon® UH liq
Neutral scouring of cotton

  • Excellent emulsifying power
  • Prevents impurities from redepositing, on the substrate, avoiding spots and stains
  • High wetting power enables rapid penetration of greige goods

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

Drimaren®Ultimate HD p & Cyclanon® XC-W New liqColoration reactive system

  • Powerful build-up for deep shades
  • Less dyes and chemicals required to achieve the desired shade
  • Highly compatible to improve right-first-time
  • Reduced coloristic cost-optimized recipe and dyeing procedure
  • Fast and efficient removal of hydrolyzed reactive dye
  • Less washing baths
  • Optimum fastness

“SAFE”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the DARK BLISS 2.0 system

  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC and bluesign®
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the consumer
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED

“EFFICIENT”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING / with the DARK BLISS 2.0 system

  • Improved resource utilization and higher productivity
  • Cost reduction thanks to less chemicals
  • Improved fabric quality
  • Less waste water generated
  • PROCESS TIME -27%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -34%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -41%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -17%
  • Co2 emission -38%

“ENHANCED”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE / with the DARK BLISS 2.0 system

  • Improved fabric quality & better durability of the garment from reduced abrasion
  • Cleaner and lower water usage during production
  • Better CO2 footprint thanks to shorter process with lower energy consumption
  • Less salt, less pollution
  • Durability/Stay new
  • Premium Quality
  • WATER CONSCIOUS
  • CLIMATE CONSCIOUS
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS

DARK BLISS 2.0 / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Increases profitability through lower processing and operating costs
  • A short and robust system approach:
    • Right-first-time productivity
    • Less pilling due to reduced mechanical abrasion
    • Less water and energy consumption
    • Dry and wet rubbing fastness improvement
    • Shorter production process allows for 290 additional batches/year
  • Improved resource utilization for brands that demand and drive sustainable production

The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World / Safe + Efficient + Enhanced = The Ultimate Collection

  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.
Discover more information in our Dark bliss 2.0 flyer


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