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Archroma teams up with COLOURizd

Process injects pigment and a binder directly into the yarn to achieve substantial savings.

13th June 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Pratteln, Switzerland


COLOURizd, a specialist in sustainable textile dyeing technologies, is joining forces with Archroma to enable fabric mills and brands to combine Archroma pigment coloration solutions with COLOURizd QuantumCOLOUR yarn dye injection technology.

Conventional fibre-reactive methods of dyeing cellulosic and synthetic yarns are multi-step resource-intensive processes that use up to 95 litres of water per kilograms of coloured yarn and discharge approximately 94 litres of effluent.

By contrast, the QuantumCOLOUR process injects pigment and a binder directly into the yarn, using only 0.95 litres of water per kilogram of coloured yarn while producing zero effluent. This represents an unprecedented reduction of 98% in water consumption alongside zero wastewater discharge, zero discharge of harmful chemicals, a 73% decrease in carbon footprint and a 50% reduction in energy use.

With Archroma, textile manufacturers and apparel brands can add further value to the QuantumCOLOUR process with tailor-made system solutions, including Just Color. This formaldehyde-free pigment coloration system is based on Archroma’s revolutionary Printofix® pigment dispersions and Helizarin® binders to deliver exceptionally soft fabrics with high fastness and durability, while also enabling energy and chemical savings and higher productivity.

“Archroma is committed to advancing the fashion and textile industry with sustainable solutions that are safe, efficient and enhanced,” said Joaquin Femat, director of the printing market segment at Archroma Textile Effects. “As the preferred supplier of pigment colouration solutions for QuantumCOLOUR, we are proud to join COLOURizd in challenging industry conventions to improve textiles and fashion production.”

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