Do we have to sacrifice comfort and whiteness to have a more sustainable t-shirt?

We love:

  • The feeling of a soft and comfortable t-shirt…
  • …that stays white and bright…
  • …and looks newer for longer

We don’t love:

  • Wasting natural resources
  • Using too much chemistry that ends up in the environment
  • Pouring money down the drain!

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.

WHITE♥WATER / A system for t-shirts that stay white and bright for longer, without wasting a single precious drop

Blue Magic
All-in-one pretreatment

  • Biodegradable and eco-certified
  • Activated pretreatment that uses less caustic
  • Requires less processing and rinsing
  • High level of absorbency
  • Protection against cellulose degradation
  • Improved cotton strength

Bactosol® CNX liq c and Leucophor® BSB
Ultra white bio-scour

  • Prevents cotton pilling
  • Fibrillation reduction
  • High degrees of whiteness

Sirrix® NE & Bactosol SAP liq c
A secured neutralization system

  • A bio-catalyst that ensures efficient hydrogen peroxide removal
  • A biodegradable neutralizing agent that ensures core neutralization of the cotton

“SAFE”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the WHITE♥WATER system

  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC, bluesign and GOTS
  • Safe to use, safe to discharge, safe to wear
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • GOTS APPROVED
  • bluesign® APPROVED

“EFFICIENT”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING / with the WHITE♥WATER system

  • Reductions in water consumption, energy and CO2
  • Less waste water and less total dissolved solids in effluent
  • Less chemical (caustic and H2O2) used
  • Cost reduction due to a short time process and less resources used
  • Increase in productivity
  • As demonstrated by ONEWAY
  • WATER CONSUMPTION -25%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -27%
  • CO2 EMISSION -38%
  • PROCESS TIME -21%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -6%

WHITE WATER compared to benchmark exhaust bleaching process

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

  • High level of consistency, with no cellulose degradation
  • Lower water consumption and water left cleaner post production
  • Better CO2 footprint thanks to lower energy consumption
  • Durability/Stay new
  • Premium Quality
  • WATER CONSCIOUS
  • CLIMATE CONSCIOUS

The WHITE♥WATER System / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner which applies international safety standards
  • Economical process with less utilisation of water, energy, time, shorter process time, improved productivity and better inventory management because of single product
  • More ecological with no rinsing, neutralisation and less water consumption
  • Efficient process with good absorbency, whiteness, better uniformity and dye affinity with no cellulose degradation

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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