Did you know that most polyester cotton blends need to be dyed twice?

We love:

  • Fabrics with the durability of polyester and the comfort of cotton…
  • … that don’t overuse natural resources

We don't love:

  • That the polyester and the cotton need to be dyed separately…
  • …requiring twice the amount of water, time and energy…
  • … generating more CO2

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.

SWIFT BLEND / A resource-saving system for deep colors dyed in a single step with half the resources

Foron® SW-F p -disperse dyes

  • Strong/ bright disperse dyes
  • Great wet and wash fast properties
  • Alkali clearable

Blue Magic

  • Based on our special Imerol® Blue liquid
  • Reduces amount of bleach chemicals required

Drimaren® Ultimate HD p -reactive dyes

  • Cost effective range
  • Powerful build-up to achieve deep shades
  • Compatible to improve right-first-time

Cyclanon® XCW New
A special mention

  • For the fast and efficient removal of hydrolyzed reactive dyes
  • Reduces the number of wash baths

“SAFE”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the SWIFT BLEND system

  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC and bluesign®
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the consumer
  • Reduced amount of waste water
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED

“EFFICIENT”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING / with the SWIFT BLEND system

  • Improved resource utilization and higher productivity
  • Cost reduction thanks to less chemicals
  • Improved fabric quality
  • Less waste water generated
  • As demonstrated by ONEWAY
  • PROCESS TIME -28%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -48%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -38%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -40%
  • CO2 EMISSION -36%

SWIFT BLEND PCR exhaust system at LR 6.1, compared to benchmark exhaust process for PES/CO substrates at LR 6.1

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

  • Cleaner and lower water usage during production
  • Better CO2 footprint thanks to shorter process with lower energy consumption
  • Less salt, less pollution
  • Differentiation by sustainable production
  • WATER CONSCIOUS
  • CLIMATE CONSCIOUS
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS

SWIFT BLEND / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Increased profitability through lower processing & operating costs
  • High level of wet fastness is achieved without a costly resource and time consuming reduction clear process, reducing the amount of waste water generated and its BOD level
    e.g. Hydrosulfite used in a reduction clear process has a high BOD and generates aromatic amines in waste water
  • Improved resource utilization for brands that demand and drive sustainable production
  • A short and robust system approach:
    • Improved fabric quality. Less pilling due to reduced mechanical abrasion
    • Improved resource optimization in terms of water & energy

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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