Is it possible to have an open mesh sneaker that stays drier in the rain?

WE LOVE:

  • Being able to go running no matter what the weather...
  • ...keeping our feet cool in the heat and drier in the wet

BUT DID YOU KNOW:

  • With a mesh fabric sneaker, it's difficult to keep your feet dry from the wet ground…
  • …and they tend to be less durable than leather and artificial leather sneakers

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.

WICK STOP / An innovative new concept to keep your feet drier in the wet

Smartrepel® Hydro SPK liq
Water repellent

  • PFC free*
  • High level of anti-wicking
  • High abrasion improvement

Fluowet® UD liq
Wetting agent

  • High level of wetting
  • Designed for water repellent finishing
  • No rewetting property

Arkophob® DAN New liq
External crosslinker

  • Formaldehyde free*
  • Organotin free*
  • High stability
  • No yellowing

“SAFE”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the WICK STOP system

  • Products used in line with ZDHC, GOTS & bluesign requirements
  • PFC-free* technology
  • Organotin- & formaldehyde-free* technology
  • Pfc Free
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • GOTS APPROVED
  • ZDHC Compliant

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

  • Unique system for anti-wick performance on footwear
  • With increased durability to abrasion
  • Provide a market difference with a clear promise of durability & performance to the consumer
  • Friction Protection
  • Anti-wicking

WICK STOP / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Enhances dramatically the fabric quality in terms of abrasion resistance and anti-wicking
  • Creates opportunities for the mills to supply larger brands and enter new market segments
  • Compared to the conventional customer fabric
  • Dramatic improvement in anti-wicking
  • Dramatic improvement in abrasion resistance
  • Compared to other anti-wicking recipes, Smartrepel® Hydro SPK offers significant cost savings without any compromise in performance

The Archroma Way / Safe + Enhanced = The Enhanced 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.

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.


* Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods

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