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ERCA exhibits innovative chemical solutions at ITMA 2015

The company shared its innovations, including chemical specialties and intermediates for the textile industry to a wide international audience.

30th November 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bergamo

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

During the fair, the company has been able to share its innovations, including chemical specialties and intermediates for the textile industry to a wide and interested international audience.

The company operates seven plants in Italy, Poland, Turkey, Brazil, China, India and will soon have its facilities in Malaysia. According to ERCA, it 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.

Textile specialties

ERCA’s assortment of products, together with its expertise in textile processes, are said to offer real efficiencies in the processing work cycles, while also meeting the requirements set by the end user.

The solutions engineered by ERCA aim to encompass the environmental and ethical requirements that textile dyers and finishers have to meet in accordance with the commissioner’s standards. ERCA says it remains the market leader due to its access to a real dye department, along with its product laboratories and adjoining application laboratories.


ReactEVO is a simple and efficient process based on a radically new post-treatment concept in dyeing with reactive dyestuffs, the company reports. It is said to allow a drastic reduction in energy consumption and water volumes, significantly cutting the total treatment time.

General manager Fabio Locatelli. ©  ERCAComparative results and colour fastness metrics exceed even the best achievements of today's standard processes, according to the manufacturer.

The product is also said to produce significant sustainability benefits. ReactEVO allows energy savings of up to 70%, water savings to 50% and processing time up to 20%, according to the company.

All ReactEVO auxiliaries (DYE, WBS, PHR and TWE) are also confirmed compliant with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 requirements and are bluesign and GOTS approved.


ERCA, in collaboration with multinational Japanese manufacturer, Asahi Kasei, has created a new dyeing process, OneTone.

The process is the result of a study undertaken to dye Asahi Kasei’s ROICA Colour Perfect, an innovative and fully dyeable premium stretch yarn that is said to offer great tone on tone colour depth and 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 is designed to offer the best results in terms of dyeability, colour strength and colour fastness, while being an environmentally friendly and safe process that is bluesign approved.

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