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 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.

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*

*Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods. Not intentionally added

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
  • Easy adjustment of 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
  • As demonstrated by ONEWAY
  • PROCESS TIME -43%
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -100%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -74%
  • CO2 EMISSION -75%

PES/CO camouflage printing system with TOUGH CAMO vs. benchmark printing with disperse/vat dyes

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

  • High durability - high levels of wash and rub fastness
  • Cleaner and lower water usage during production
  • Better CO2 footprint thanks to shorter process with lower energy consumption
  • Durability/Stay new
  • WATER CONSCIOUS
  • CLIMATE CONSCIOUS

TOUGH CAMO / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • 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
  • Simpler supply chain
  • Significantly reduces water and energy consumption
  • Lower carbon footprint and less wastewater
  • High durability - high levels of wash and rub fastness
  • Differentiation with improved resource utilization and less pollution for brands that demand and drive sustainable production
  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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