Can we protect both our troops and our planet?

WE LOVE:

  • A camouflage print that keep us hidden during the day and night…
  • …and stays tough through the elements

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

  • Conventional prints can be seen at night under infrared light
  • Most camouflage is blended polyester/cotton, therefore the process has two fixation steps…
  • …requiring twice the resources and double the time

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

TOUGH CAMO/ Easy adjustment of infrared reflective pigment printing system for military wear with high durability and dramatically reduced water consumption

Helizarin® Ultra-Fast paste

  • High durability - high levels of wash and rub fastness
  • Soft film formation
  • High film transparency
  • Formaldehyde free*

Luprintol Soft VSN liq - Softener

  • Improves the feel of the fabric
  • In combination with the Helizarin® Ultra-Fast paste, produces the same feel as a vat/disperse printed fabric

Printofix® TF - High quality pigment dispersions

  • High stability
  • Non-infrared reflection combinations
  • Wide shade range
  • Formaldehyde free*

“SAFE”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the TOUGH CAMO system

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

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

  • Improved resource utilization and higher productivity
  • Process cost reduction due to a dramatically shorter process
  • Less water and energy consumption
  • Less waste water impact
  • Reduction in CO2 footprint

TOUGH CAMO / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Achieves better fastness than vat/disperse dyes prints
  • Easier to handle:
    • Print pastes preparation
    • Matching shades with Printofix® range
    • Easy IR matching
    • Excellent repeatability batch to batch
    • Longer storage stability of printing pastes
  • Significantly reduces water and energy consumption
  • Lower carbon footprint and less wastewater
  • Simpler supply chain
  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.


* Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

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