Do we need a complex process to create durable woven cotton fabrics?

WE LOVE:

  • Durable and high-quality wovens
  • A simple and nature-friendly process that doesn’t lead to wasted fabric

BUT DID YOU KNOW:

  • Iron contamination during the early stages of fabric manufacture can lead to fabric damage during subsequent bleaching
  • Weaving requires a sizing agent to protect the yarn, which needs to be removed before your can bleach or color the fabric
  • The desizing and demineralization processes require separate steps, as most sizing agents are removed with an enzyme which doesn’t work under the iron demineralization conditions
  • The demineralization agents often are phosphorous based leading to issues in the wastewater treatment

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.

ONE DESIRE / An all-in-one demineralization and desizing system for wovens, that keeps the fabric quality high and the impact on the environment low

Bactosol® ADD liq acid α-amylase

  • High stability
  • efficient starch degradation at low (acid) pH (> 2.5)

Lufibrol® PF ECO liq sequestering agent

  • Phosphor-free*
  • outstanding anti-catalytic performance
  • good peroxide stabilizing function

*Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

Kieralon® XTRA liq. C wetting and emulsifying agent

  • Suitable for CPB and Pad-Steam applications
  • Excellent wetting effect on grey fabric

“SAFE”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the ONE DESIRE system

  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC and bluesign®
  • Less chemical (caustic and H2O2) used
  • Less waste water and less total dissolved solids in effluent
  • Safe to use, safe to discharge, safe to wear
  • Phosphorus-free* process that supports less planet pollution
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • Phosphorus free

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

  • Improvements of tensile and tear strength, especially on lighter fabric qualities (shirting, sheeting)
  • One step process without compromising performance level
  • Improved Tear Strength
  • White
  • Premium Quality
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS

ONE DESIRE / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner which applies international safety standards
  • A 2 step process provided in 1 step only (prior bleaching)…Without compromising on general performance level !
  • Possibility to work with lower dosage of H2O2 and NaOH, hence improvements of tensile and tear strength possible, especially on lighter fabric qualities (shirting, sheeting)
  • Allows introduction of demineralization for general processing in order to improve fabric quality and increase production reliability
    • Wider selection on articles for (SOLOMATIC) processing possible
  • Phosphorus-free* process that supports less planet pollution

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

Discover more information in our One Desire flyer


*Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

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