Can we prepare gorgeous woven fabric for coloration - in just one shot?

WE LOVE:

  • Creating higher quality, deep-colored woven textiles
  • …without the need for complex processes and costly fabrics

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

  • The higher quality fabrics usually require a 3-step pre-treatment process of desizing, bleaching and strong alkaline treatment…
  • … consuming high amounts of chemicals, water and energy

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

SMART START/ A one-step pretreatment system for higher quality woven fabrics, at lower cost for you and the environment

Kieralon® UH liq

Anionic wetting agent

  • High alkaline stability
  • Excellent emulsifier of cotton waxes

Lufibrol® ANTOX liq Sequestering agent

  • Sequesters earth alkaline & heavy metals
  • High dispersing power

Mercerol® QWXL liq
Alkali stability improver

  • Excellent wetting action

“SAFE”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the SMART START system

  • Products used in compliance with GOTS, ZDHC and bluesign®
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the consumer
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • GOTS APPROVED

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

  • Improved resource utilization
  • Cost reduction thanks to process optimization
  • Less water, energy and CO2
  • Water consumption -41%
  • Energy consumption -45%
  • Chemical Usage -14%
  • Co2 emission -41%

SMART START one-step continuous pretreatment system,compared to benchmark 3-step desizing - SOLOMATIC - mercerizing

SMART START / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Reduces significantly the production costs compared to classical pretreatment
    • Whiteness and absorbency performance levels approaching classical pretreatment
  • Reduces significantly water and energy consumption, allowing a much better carbon footprint
  • No need to use extensive machinery equipment
  • Wider selection of articles for processing possible
  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.
Discover more in our Smart start flyer

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