Can we have a stylish pair of black jeans with a reduced footprint?

What we love:

  • Black jeans with a stylish vintage and distressed look that can reflect our personal style
  • Jeans that do not harm the planet

But did you know?

  • Traditional black denim dyeing leads to big amounts of unwanted sulfides being released into the wastewater with complex treatment
  • Multiple treatments are usually needed to create the vintage or distressed look which requires significant amounts of water and energy
  • One of the treatments is potassium permanganate (PP) spraying which is very harmful for workers and the environment

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.

KORE BLACK DENIM / A potassium permanganate-free system that produces authentic vintage black jeans and is safer for our planet and workers

Diresul® Black RDT
Low sulfide sulfur black

  • Dye compliant with the strictest official eco-standards and requirements from retailers and fashion leading companies​​
  • Metal free*
  • Selection of dyes Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate
  • Easy wastewater treatment

*Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

Best-in-class dyeing auxiliaries

  • Dekol® 2005 liq – chelating agent
  • Leonil® EHC liq – wetting & penetrating agent (high stability with sulfur dyes)
  • Reducing agent D p – Ecological reducing agent (plant based)

CleanKORE
Patented Ring Dyeing technology allowing:

  • High degree of whiteness on the final look with single laser technique
  • Permanganate-free technique
  • No need for laser booster application
  • Significant resource saving in laundry process

“SAFE”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the KORE BLACK DENIM system

  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC, bluesign® and GOTS
  • Cradle-to-Cradle dyeing system
  • Patented ring dyeing process allowing Potassium Permanganate free wash-down technique
  • Controlled and safe chemistry
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • C2C CERTIFIED***
  • PP FREE**

*Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

**Potassium Permanganate free

*** complete C2C recipe available under request

“EFFICIENT”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING / with the KORE BLACK DENIM

  • Improved resource utilization and higher productivity
  • Allows significant saving of energy and chemicals in wash-down step
  • Allows elimination of PP thus neutralization in wash-down ​
  • Allows extreme reduction in water consumption in laundry process​
  • Shorter process timing and possibility to increase production output​
  • PROCESS TIME -56%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -36%
  • Co2 emission -41%

Archroma’s KORE BLACK DENIM compared to benchmark Black denim dyeing and wash-down laser & PP

“ENHANCED”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE / with the KORE BLACK DENIM system

  • Enhances consistency of the dyeing process for premium quality
  • Washdown effects with top sustainability profile
  • Less pollution, better for the factory workers, consumers
  • Provide a market difference with a clear promise of sustainability to the consumer
  • Exclusive ring dyeing patented technology in the market
  • Fashion Effects
  • VEGAN FRIENDLY
  • Premium Quality
  • CLIMATE CONSCIOUS
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS
  • HEALTH CONSCIOUS
  • INDUSTRY LEADING

The KORE DENIM BLACK system / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards​
  • Low sulphide black dyeing​
  • Patented ring dyeing technology ​
  • Enhances consistency of the dyeing process for premium quality​
  • Allows elimination of PP thus neutralization in wash-down ​
  • Allows extreme reduction in water consumption in laundry process​
  • Shorter process timing and possibility to increase production output​
  • Local washdown effects with top sustainability profile​
  • Embracing sustainable production & lower impact clothing​​
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for workers & end consumers

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.

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