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 WEAVE/ A rapid, resource saving system for coloration of PES/CO substrates, using up to half the resources

Foron® SW-F

Disperse dyes

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

Drimaren® Ultimate HD

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 WEAVE system

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

*Below limits of detection

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

  • Improved resource utilization and higher productivity
  • Cost reduction thanks to less chemicals
  • Less waste water generated
  • As demonstrated by ONEWAY Impact Calculator
  • PROCESS TIME -52%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -51%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -47%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -10%
  • CO2 EMISSION -48%

SWIFT WEAVE 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 WEAVE 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 WEAVE / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • A short and robust system approach:
    • Improved resource optimization with massive saving of water, energy & CO2 emissions reductions
    • Improved fabric quality. Less pilling due to reduced mechanical abrasion
  • Differentiation with improved resource utilization and less pollution for brands that demand and drive sustainable production & lower impact clothing

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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