Should your best performing sportswear cost the earth?

We love:

  • Dark sportswear that looks good throughout intense training up to the race…again and again
  • …knowing that we have minimized the impact on the environment

But did you know?

  • Creating dark polyesters with high wash durability and performance is a complex process ...
  • …that uses a lot of water, energy and time

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.

DEEP TRAIL / A one-step scouring and dyeing system for medium to very dark polyester knits that stay deep and bright, day after day, and are good for you and the planet

Foron® SP-WF p/ S-WF p
High performance disperse dyes

  • Best-in-class for PES and PES/EL, even microfiber types
  • Large color spectrum
  • Excellent wet fastness
  • Excellent build-up
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Humectol® X-SD liq/ Humectol ® LSY liq
High performance cleaning agent suitable for scour and dye process

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

DyeXact package
High performance auxiliaries for a trouble-free dyeing system

  • Eganal® PS liq: for Leveling and dispersing
  • Lyocol®PRDN liq: Complementary dispersing agents with high stability and non-yellowing properties under HT dyeing conditions
  • Opticid® PSD liq: pH buffer with additional dispersing and sequestering properties
  • Imacol® MPE liq: Unique anti-crease additive with additional emulsifying and soil release properties. Designed to match the unique fibre-fibre and fibre-metal friction characteristics of 100% PES and PES/EL
  • Cyclanon® MSA p & Cyclanon® ECO PLUS liq: a synergistic combination of acid and alkaline reductive clearing agent for maximum wet and rubbing fastness and wash fastness even on PES/El blends
  • Lyocol® POD liq: high efficient oligomer dispergator
  • Ekalin F liq: Dispersant to support the maximum extraction and retention of disperse dyes in the clearing liquor throughout the reductive clearing.

“SAFE”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the DEEP TRAIL system

  • Products used in line with ZDHC, REACH and bluesign® requirements
  • REACH REGISTERED
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED

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

  • Easy and short process with higher productivity
  • Massive resource saving
  • Lower CO2 emissions
  • Less wastewater treatment costs
  • Cost reduction thanks to process optimization
  • As demonstrated by Archroma's ONEWAY Impact Calculator
  • PROCESS TIME -25%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -40%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -38%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -25%
  • Co2 emission -37%

Archroma's DEEP TRAIL system vs. benchmark PES/EL dyeing

“ENHANCED”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE / with the DEEP TRAIL system

  • Highly efficient coloration process with high build-up
  • Wide shade gamut of medium to very dark shades
  • Excellent wet fastness
  • Embracing sustainable production & lower impact clothing
  • PRODUCTIVITY OPTIMIZATION
  • Wide Shade Gamut
  • Durability/Stay new
  • WATER CONSCIOUS
  • CLIMATE CONSCIOUS
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS

DEEP TRAIL / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Differentiation with improved resource utilization and less pollution for brands that demand and drive sustainable production
  • Highly efficient coloration process with high build-up
  • Massive resource saving
  • Time savings in production = Increased opportunity time
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Wide shade gamut of brilliant to very dark shades
  • Excellent wet fastness
  • High level of color consistency from batch to batch
  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 Deep Trail system

Featured product portfolio

Below is a select portfolio of DEEP TRAIL products. If you want to learn more, get in touch.

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Humectol®

A special range of multiple function products: agents with washing and scouring properties for all kinds of natural and synthetic fibers, particularly in blends with elastane fibers or multipurpose dye bath conditioner, lubricant with wetting, leveling, softening and emulsifying properties.

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