Can our glamourous lyocell garments look good for longer?

WE LOVE:

  • Feeling glamourous with our Lyocell garments
  • Durable premium garments ready to bright on any occasion

BUT DID YOU KNOW:

  • Under abrasion conditions Lyocell creates micro fibrils on the surface that can be used e.g., to create a desirable and special hand feel (peach skin) and appearance
  • But the fibrillation must be controlled to avoid formation of pilling/fuzziness, shade change or greying becoming visible after multiple washes
  • Conventional treatments for fibrillation control can release formaldehyde and degrade the strength of the fiber

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.

FIBER GLAM/ A system to control fibrillation on virgin and recycled lyocell woven fabrics, that look better for longer and are safer for you and for the planet​

Arkofix® NZW liq​
resin​ for fibrillation control

  • Formaldehyde-free*
  • Suitable for low temperature curing​
  • Minimized loss of tear strength​
  • High degree of whiteness
  • Stable to chlorine

Appretan® FFX 6270 liq
efficient binder

  • Formaldehyde-free*
  • Improving abrasion resistance
  • Minimizing pilling

*Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

Solusoft® NMW & Solusoft® NUP
Micro & macro silicone

  • Non yellowing even at high curing temperatures
  • Low D4, D5 and D6 content*

* D4, D5 and D6 EU are classified by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) as “Substances of Very High Concern” (SVHC) due to its very persistent and very bio-accumulative properties (vPvB).

Catalyst NKS/ FF liq​
Special catalyst

  • Suitable for crosslinking formaldehyde-free*resins​
  • Allows low temperature curing​

Ceralube SVN
High density polyethylene

  • Improving tear strength and abrasion resistance
  • Enhancing sewability

“SAFE”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the FIBER GLAM system

  • Formaldehyde-free*
  • Compliant with Oeko-tex Class I and Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)
  • REACH registered
  • bluesign® and GOTS 6.0 approved
  • higher biodegradability compared to formaldehyde containing resins
  • Formaldehyde Free
  • OEKO-TEX CLASS I COMPLIANT
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • REACH REGISTERED
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • GOTS APPROVED
  • HIGHLY BIODEGRADABLE

*Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

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

  • Improved tear strength and high abrasion resistance
  • Stable to chlorine
  • Soft touch
  • Longer stay new look after multiple washing​
  • Supporting circularity by improving the quality and durability of recycled fibers ​
  • Embracing sustainable production & lower impact clothing
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the consumer and the environment
  • DRY STRENGTH
  • Pilling Protection
  • Chlorine Protection
  • Touch/Soft
  • Durability/Stay new
  • Premium Quality
  • CIRCULARITY
  • LONGER LASTING
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS
  • HEALTH CONSCIOUS

FIBER GLAM / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards​
  • Formaldehyde-free* with improved fibrillation control properties​
  • Higher biodegradability compared to formaldehyde containing resins​
  • Improved tear strength and abrasion resistance​
  • Stable to chlorine​
  • Soft touch​
  • Longer stay new look after multiple washing​
  • Supporting circularity by improving the quality and durability of recycled fibers​
  • Embracing sustainable production & lower impact clothing​
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the consumer and the environment

The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World / Safe + Enhanced = The Enhanced 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.

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 give additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.

Discover more information in our Fiber Glam flyer

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