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Archroma with sustainable solutions at China Interdye

Archroma will be presenting its system solutions for optimised productivity and/or value creation in textile colouring and manufacturing.

2nd April 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Reinach

Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear, Transport/​Aerospace

EarthColors by Archroma, a range of dyes synthesised from agricultural waste. © Archroma

Archroma, a leader in colour and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, will be presenting its system solutions for optimised productivity and/or value creation in textile colouring and manufacturing at China Interdye, in Shanghai, next week. The company offers a wide portfolio of dyes and chemicals aiming to increase sustainability and innovation along the entire value chain, from fibre to finish.

The systems and innovations presented by Archroma have been developed and selected for their compliance with The Archroma Way: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature. “With our expert system solutions for colour and performance, we touch and colour people’s lives every day everywhere in markets like automotive or sportswear,” explained Robert Liu, Head of Sales for China at Archroma.

“This is why Archroma is committed to continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable. We create colour and chemical technologies that help textile manufacturers offer textiles and garments that are more innovative and sustainable to win on their own markets.”

Automotive and transportation

With the completion in 2018 of the acquisition of M. Dohmen, Archroma now offers a reinforced portfolio of dyes and chemicals ideally suited for synthetic fibres and wool, including for the automotive sector. The company also decided to establish its new Global Competence Center for Automotive and Synthetic Dyes in the M. Dohmen site in Germany, where its expert team will provide innovation and technical application support to automotive customers globally.

Archroma will present system solutions suited to textiles manufacturers serving the automotive and transportation market, such as the recent Light Fast Car, a system designed to keep fabric colours deep, vibrant and matched day after day.

Archroma’s experts will also present a new package solution especially developed for synthetic microfibre suede material, combining its Dorospers K & A dyes for high light fastness, Pekoflam for flame retardancy and Nuva N for the repellence and release of oil, soil and water.

Outdoor and activewear

Archroma aims to help the outdoor and activewear sector to bring ideas to life with exciting colour effects, with technology to make gear more resistant to extreme weather conditions from heatwaves to rain pours, with thermo-control and protection solutions, as well as with finishes for softness and comfort.

Color Atlas by Archroma, a library of 4,320 colour swatches, in six volumes. © Archroma

Color Atlas by Archroma, a library of 4,320 colour swatches, in six volumes. © Archroma

Archroma has developed new system solutions designed to add value in outdoor and activewear applications. These include Color Vibe, a system for nylon sportswear to maintain colour vibrancy based on metal-free Nylosan S high-concentration range of acid dyes; and Odor Active, a dual odour active system that fights the natural body odour and stops odour-prone bacteria from sticking to the fabric based on Sanitized Odoractiv 10.

Denim and casual wear

Archroma also provides a portfolio of solutions to denim manufacturers, such the EarthColors, a range of dyes made from non-edible natural waste from the agricultural and herbal industry, or more recently the “purest indigo” – Denisol Pure Indigo, an aniline-free synthetic pre-reduced liquid indigo launched in 2018.

In addition, several new systems developed by Archroma can be used in denim and casual wear:

  • Denim Vibe, a sulphur-based system
  • Indigo Flow, an aniline-free indigo system
  • Indigo Reflection, a coloration system that behaves like indigo, but with a more sustainable and efficient process
  • Stay Dark, a complete system for long- lasting, dark navy jeans


Archroma offers to textile manufacturers and brand owners the tailor-made system solutions that they need to bring innovation and inspiration to their creations. Deep Dive, a complete system for highly efficient coloration with less water, is based on Drimaren Ultimate HD reactive dyes for high build-up. White Water, a system for T-shirts, is based on biodegradable, eco-certified, all-in-one Blue Magic pretreatment.

For babywear, Stamp It Safe, a formaldehyde-free printing system for soft fabrics, is based on Helizarin SFT, a binder designed for high fastness. For children, the company offers Power Cotton, a system for comfortable cotton fabrics with more than five times higher abrasion resistance.

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