Italian ERCA is offering sustainable value
During ITMA 2015 in Milan, ERCA has been able to share its unique innovations to quite a wide and interested international audience who is now having direct development conversation with Erca expert staff
Erca is a group of chemical companies headquartered in northern Italy near Bergamo, with seven plants around the globe including Italy, Poland, Turkey, Brazil, China, India and now under construction, Malaysia. The company organizes its business in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, offering products and solutions for the textile industry that always conform to these values.
Erca’s comprehensive assortment of products, together with its expertise in textile processes, produce real efficiencies in the processing work cycles, while also meeting the requirements set by the end user. The solutions engineered by Erca encompass the environmental and ethical requirements that textile dyers and finishers have to meet in accordance with the commissioner’s standards. The group is at the forefront of development thanks to its privileged access to a real dye department, along with its product laboratories and adjoining application laboratories.
ERCA’s most innovative products
ReactEVO® is a simple and very efficient process based on a radically new post-treatment concept in dyeing with reactive dyestuffs. It allows a drastic reduction in energy consumption and water volumes, significantly cutting the total treatment time. Comparative results and colour fastness metrics exceed even the best achievements of today’s standard processes. The sustainability benefit is outstanding: ReactEVO® allows energy savings of up to 70%, water savings to 50% and processing time up to 20%. All ReactEVO® auxiliaries (DYE, WBS, PHR and TWE) are confirmed compliant with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 requirements and all are bluesign® and GOTS approved.
ERCA, in collaboration with multinational Japanese manufacturer, Asahi Kasei, has created a new dyeing process, OneTone. It is the result of a study to dye Asahi Kasei’s ROICA™ Colour Perfect, a unique, innovative and fully dye-able premium stretch yarn that can offer great tone on tone colour depth, an imperceptible matt aspect that can be used, for the first time, to match dye with all major fibres such as cellulose, nylon, wool and silk. OneTone achieves the best results in terms of dyeability, colour strength and colour fastness, while being an environmentally friendly and safe process that is bluesign® approved.
The company holds the following certifications: ISO 9001:2008; Conformity to CE 1907/06 (REACH regulation); Responsible Care®; ACCREDIA; GOTS, and is a bluesign® system partner (ERCA was the first Italian company to be confirmed as a bluesign® system partner in 2009).