Could polyester fabrics make us feel good, gorgeous and luxurious?

WHAT WE LOVE:

  • Impeccable and appealing colors to look good every day
  • Clothes that are ‘easy care’ and ‘easy wear’
  • The idea that our clothes can be made from plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in oceans

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

  • Uniform colors can be difficult to achieve in just one go during the dyeing process, especially on pale shades and recycled fibers
  • This leads to overuse of chemicals, 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.

FAST CYCLE / A robust system for the right-first-time coloration of polyester that uses less time, less resources and less chemicals, even on recycled fibers

Kieralon® F-MFB liq

Safe and efficient pre cleaning

  • Remove troublesome silicone and mineral oil residues emanating from the Elastane fibre component in PES/EL blends

Foron® SE-RD / E-RD Dyes

Reliable disperse dyes

  • Special brilliant ternary for a wider range of shades
  • Equal build-up
  • PES Rapid dyes for time saving
  • Excellent lightfastness designed for pale to mid tone

DyeXact package

High performance Auxiliaries for a relax and secured dyeing with recycled fibers

  • Eganal X-ACT liq: for Leveling and dispersing
  • Lyocol®PRDN liq: Complementary dispersing agents with high stability and non-yellowing properties under HT dyeing conditions
  • 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

“SAFE”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the FAST CYCLE system

  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC, bluesign®
  • Safe to use, safe to discharge, safe to wear
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED

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

  • Short time process and less resources used
  • Less chemical usage
  • Substantial reductions in energy and CO2
  • PROCESS TIME -32%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -15%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -39%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -30%
  • CO2 EMISSIONS -38%

Archroma’s FAST CYCLE system compared to benchmark exhaust disperse process

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

  • Productivity optimization
  • High level of color consistency and light fastness in pale-mid tones
  • Less chemical in production and in the final product​
  • Better CO2 footprint thanks to significant lower energy consumption
  • Embracing sustainable production & lower impact clothing
  • PRODUCTIVITY OPTIMIZATION
  • Premium Quality
  • CLIMATE CONSCIOUS
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS

FAST CYCLE / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Economical process with less utilisation of water, energy, time, shorter process time, improved productivity
  • Highest reproducibility and RFT, even for recycled polyester
  • Great color levelness
  • High light fastness level for pale shades
  • Improved resource utilization for brands that demand and drive sustainable production
  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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