Looking for a sustainable alternative for indigo-dyed denim?

WE LOVE:

  • The way indigo changes over time...
  • ...and makes our jeans unique

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

  • The process of dyeing with indigo is water intensive
  • Existing alternatives do not wash down the same way

The Archroma Way: 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
Your innovation is critical. Additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics give additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.

INDIGO REFLECTION / A coloration system that behaves like indigo but with a more sustainable and efficient process​

Diresul® Smartdenim Blue liq
A NEW pre-reduced sulfur blue specialty

  • Aniline-free*
  • Greenish blue cast – closest to indigo tone

Direfix® SD liq
Cationic fixing agent

  • Formaldehyde-free*
  • Increases the fixation of sulfur dyes
  • Suitable for ADVANCED DENIM

Direfix® GPF liq
NEW oxidation catalyzer

  • Fully compatible with cationic & non-ionic products
  • Suitable for ADVANCED DENIM

“SAFE”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the INDIGO REFLECTION system

  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC and bluesign®
  • The Diresul® sulfur dye is aniline-free*
  • The Diresul® Smartdenim Blue is under Cradle-to-Cradle certification
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the consumer
  • Additional positive impact on resources and waste water (especially when using in ADVANCED DENIM)
  • Aniline-free*
  • GOTS APPROVED
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • C2C Certified
  • Resource Saving
  • Impact On Wastewater

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

  • Wide shade of blues combining Diresul® RDT dyes
  • Variety of wash-down effects, especially eco-bleach and new sustainable wash-down technologies
  • Delivers a more consistent result – better continuity
  • Wide Shade Gamut
  • Fashion Effects
  • Premium Quality

INDIGO REFLECTION / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from Archroma package fulfilling international safety standards
  • Aniline-free* denim
  • Resource saving using ADVANCED DENIM concepts
  • Alternative product to indigo powder manufacturers
  • No generation of salts (sulfates and sulfites) to be treated in the waste water treatment plant
  • Wide shade of blues combining Diresul® RDT dyes
  • Variety of wash-down effects, especially eco-bleach and new sustainable wash-down technologies
  • Limitations: Product recommended only for new developments. It is very difficult to replace existing articles, obtaining exactly the same performance

The Archroma Way / 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
Your innovation is critical. Additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics give additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.


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