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Auxiliaries based on recycled cooking oil

Range addresses an overlooked area in sustainable textile production.

5th May 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Grassobbio, Bergamo, Italy

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Erca, based in Grassobbio near Bergamo in Italy, will introduce its new Revecol range of textile processing auxiliaries made from recycled vegetable cooking oil at ITMA 2023 in Milan from June 8-14.

The Revecol range consists of 18 separate products including detergents and degreasing and soaping agents, treatments for imparting permanent hydrophilicity and much more, each tailored to specific fibres and their blends.

Chemical auxiliaries play a crucial role at several stages of the textile production cycle – from material preparation to dyeing and finishing – but represent a complex challenge and have been somewhat overlooked when it comes to both recycling and reducing environmental impact.

Erca has already achieved important certifications for Revecol products, including GRS, RCS, bluesign and GOTS, as well as being listed in the ZDHC Chemical Gateway.

“At Erca we are always looking to develop products that are high-performing, competitive and sustainable at the same time and the Revecol range provides a missing piece in the production of textile materials that enables an increasingly responsible and certified supply chain without any compromise in performance,” said Fabio Locatelli, the company’s head of textiles.

Erca will also be promoting the OneTone technology developed through its long-term partnership with Asahi Kasei for use with the Roica Colour Perfect family range of premium stretch dyeable solutions. With Erca’s OneTone technology it is possible to achieve important results in terms of dyeability, colour strength and colour fastness via an environmentally friendly and safe process that is bluesign approved.

www.ercatcs.com

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