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Archroma presents sustainable solutions at China Interdye

Visitors at Archroma’s booth will be able to ‘experience’ the company’s innovative solutions, in particular, the EarthColors range.

3rd April 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Reinach

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Archroma, a leader in colour and specialty chemicals, will present its latest technologies under the motto Enhanced solutions for colour and performance, it's our nature at China Interdye 2018, in Shanghai, next week.

Visitors at Archroma’s booth will be able to ‘experience’ the company’s innovative solutions, in particular, the EarthColors range of “biosynthetic” dyes for cotton and cellulose-based fabrics, which are made from waste left over by the agricultural and herbal industry after extraction, such as almond shells, saw palmetto, or rosemary leaves.

The latest NFC technology used on the end-product hangtags enables transparency and traceability through the supply chain to consumers. The EarthColors have been adopted by brands such as Patagonia, Kathmandu and G-Star, and won an OutDoor Industry Award 2017.

Color Atlas

The Color Atlas by Archroma is a new platform specially devised to address the needs of designers, brands, retailers, and manufacturers, enhancing creative possibilities for the industry, as well as manageability and time to market, through key complementary tools: The six-volume Color Atlas Library with 4,320 colour swatches and cotton poplin samples, the Color Atlas Compact in two volumes for increased portability, and the Color Atlas Online allowing to capture an inspiring image using a smartphone and immediately identify the closest Color Atlas shade palette, with the possibility to purchase a colour sample instantly.

The Color Atlas by Archroma. © Archroma

‘Zero add-on’ formaldehyde finishing and colouring solutions

Since 2016, formaldehyde is classified by ECHA5 as “may cause cancer” (Carc. 1B). Archroma offers a unique proposition combining: Fixapret Resin WFF, a “zero add-on” formaldehyde anti-wrinkle finishing system and Helizarin EcoSafe, a “zero add-on”4 formaldehyde printing system. “With Fixapret Resin WFF, and Helizarin EcoSafe, consumers can enjoy end-products that look good, whilst saving on precious resources and being gentler on the skin,” the company reports.

Sanitized Odoractiv 10

Visitors at the booth will be able to experience a new unique dimension of odour control function for functional polyester textiles. “The newly developed wash-resistant Sanitized Odoractiv 10 has a dual-action effect: on the one hand it prevents the bacteria from docking on the textile, and on the other, it adsorbs odours whilst the garment is being worn,” the company explains.

Archroma to showcase innovation and sustainability for enhanced color and performance at China Interdye 2018. © Archroma

Solution packages for sustainability

Brand owners and retailers around the world are taking action to evaluate the environmental impact of textile treatment, dyeing and finishing processes in response to consumer concerns. Archroma recently introduced the One Way Process Simulator, the last update of a calculation tool that supports its One Way Sustainability Service introduced back in 2012. The new online software can be used to mimic and compare products and processes, and thus calculate the ecological and economical profile of the final end-product.

“At Archroma, we provide our customers with unique solution packages that are especially designed to combine performance, cost optimisation and responsible textile production,” commented Robert Liu, Head of Sales China, at Archroma. “But we also believe that sustainability must be demonstrated, and that is what we do with One Way.”

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