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 stay new after repetitive home washing to maintain a fresh look…
  • … that don’t overuse natural resources

We don't love:

  • That the polyester and the cotton need to be dyed separately…
  • …requiring up to 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 rapid, resource saving system for coloration of PES/CO substrates, using up to half the resources

Foron® SW-F p -disperse dyes

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

Imerol® Blue New liq

"All in One" post bleach

  • Less fibre damage
  • High degree of whiteness
  • The standard rinsing process, which follows bleaching, can be reduced or omitted
  • Biodegradable. Free from APEO (alkylphenol ethoxylates) and phosphorus

Drimaren® Ultimate HD p -reactive dyes

  • Powerful build-up to achieve deep shades
  • Less dye and chemicals are required to achieve the desired shade
  • Highly Compatible to improve RFT
  • Reduced coloristic cost – Optimized recipe and dyeing procedure

Cyclanon® XCW Plus
Universal soaping agent

  • Fast & efficient removal of hydrolyzed dye
  • Less washing baths
  • Optimum fastness

“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
  • RESTRICTED AMINE FREE
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED

*Below limits of detection

“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

SWIFT BLEND EXHAUST

  • PROCESS TIME -23%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -44%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -33%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -38%
  • CO2 EMISSION -31%

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

SWIFT BLEND CONTINUOUS

  • PROCESS TIME -52%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -51%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -47%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -10%
  • CO2 EMISSION -48%

SWIFT BLEND continuous process, compared to a benchmark continuous process for PES/CO fabric with disperse & reactive dyes

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

  • Improved fabric quality. Less pilling due to reduced mechanical abrasion
  • Cleaner and lower water usage during production
  • Better CO2 footprint thanks to shorter process with lower energy consumption
  • Embracing sustainable production & lower impact clothing
  • Premium Quality
  • 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
  • A short and robust system approach:
    • Improved fabric quality. Less pilling due to reduced mechanical abrasion
    • Improved resource optimization in terms of water & energy
  • Differentiation with improved resource utilization and less pollution for brands that demand and drive sustainable production

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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