Archroma at Indo Intertex 2014
Archroma – a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals – focuses at Indo Intertex 2014 (April 23-26) at Jakarta International Expo (Hall 3, Booth 123), Indonesia on colourful opportunities for reducing water consumption and under the motto “We touch and colour people’s lives, every day, everywhere”, and by offering economic, environmental and design/functional benefits to support Indonesia’s textile industry
The highlights showcased are Archroma’s ONE WAY sustainability service, a three step systematic approach to the selection of chemicals and production processes. Once complete, it gives customers transparent and reliable calculation results by assessing cost, performance and environmental profile of the evaluated products and processes. It is a recognised game-changing approach to textile manufacturing, based on the strong conviction that both ecological and economic benefits are within reach. It received the prestigious ICIS Innovation Award for Bet Business Innovation 2013.
Also presented is Blue Magic all in one bleaching auxiliary that allows from yarn to cotton flocks, to terry towels, woven and knitwear, a process allowing savings up to 50 % in water, 40 % in energy and 50 % in time. Based on Imerol® BLUE LIQ, Blue Magic is a one product solution for discontinuous pretreatment and by achieving an advanced brightening effect, as well as providing higher productivity simplified handling, better uniformity and improved dyeablilty.
Innovative water and soil management finishing technology is earmarked by Archroma’s expanding range of next generation C6-based fluorochemicals Nuva® N for state-of-the-art stain management and fluorine-free Arkophob® FFR, the first single solution to combine fluorine-free chemistry with long lasting water repellency. Nuva®N and Arkophob®FFR are meeting bluesign®1 criteria.
In addition the company offers colour expertise such as Vibrant Foron® SWF dyestuffs with market leading high fastness that cover the full scope of the most fashionable shades and fulfil commonly used ecological standard for the textile industry. These enhance today’s textile products in the apparel, work wear and sportswear segments, whilst giving textile producers a state-of-the-art process with an improved environmental profile.
Optisul® C dyes for denim enable manufacturers to expand their colour horizons with a new range of six dyes especially designed to produce soft denim colours in continuous dying processes, these are affinity-free, sulphide-free dyes, suitable for GOTS and bluesign®1 approval. They can be combined with each other, and at low concentrations to obtain collections of jeans in a wide array of easy achieved and reproducible soft colours. When employing the Advanced Denim technology, based on “Denim Ox” and “Pad/Sizing-Ox” processes, water consumption can be reduced by up to 92 %, up to 63 % of the usual cotton waste can be avoided, and up to 30 % can be saved in energy costs as compared to traditional denim processes.