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Garmon launches white&green line in Amsterdam

The company unveiled solutions for sustainable bleaching, in full compliance with greenofchange requirements.

12th April 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Amsterdam

Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear

The company unveiled solutions for sustainable bleaching. © Garmon Chemicals

Garmon Chemicals has launched its white&green line at the Amsterdam Kingpins trade show that took place this week. “The Dutch show is the ideal stage to present a preview of the latest innovation born out of Garmon’s volcanic R&D department,” the company explains.

“It is Avol Lime, the revolutionary and ecologically advanced neutralising agent. Used in combination with Avol Oxy White, the bleaching agent that represents the safe alternative to potassium permanganate, it allows to obtain a fully safe and sustainable bleaching process.”

Solutions for eco-bleaching

white&green is the solution to obtain a safe and sustainable jeans discoloration process, according to the manufacturer. The new line is designed to provide two avant-garde solutions: two highly performant products, both representing a safe and conscious alternative. Two souls presenting unique characteristics.

Avol Lime

Presented in preview at the Amsterdam Kingpins show, Avol Lime is the advanced neutraliser in terms of sustainability. Providing an alternative to hydroxylamine and sodium metabisulfite (typically the most used product in the process of potassium permanganate neutralisation), Avol Lime is safe for workers’ health. It is also classified at level 1 in the ZDHC gateway, and carries a series of crucial advantages compared to a standard neutralisation process:

  • removes more effectively permanganate and its residues from garments, up to 40%
  • provides garment with better contrasts and brighter discolouration
  • is active at room temperature

Avol Oxy White

Another Garmon’s sustainable solution Avol Oxy White represents a challenge to the usage of permanganate in garment discolouration. The innovative bleaching agent designed to obtain localised effects on denim is an ecologically advanced product, featuring a number of benefits:

  • free from manganese compounds, heavy metals or halogenated derivatives
  • quality and used look on the final product
  • safe to handle
  • easy to apply
  • no tumble drying or curing required


The white&green package is compliant with the requirements of greenofchange platform that aims to offer a solid and innovative approach to the problem of sustainability in the fashion industry. To respect the greenofchange guidelines, garments must be treated with certified Garmon chemicals, through a finishing process based on the efficient use of resources.

One of the latest novelties of the platform presented at the Kingpins Show is the special hangtag including a QR code, that can be featured on all garments whose finishing process complies with greenofchange requirements. “After scanning the code, we are provided precise information on the amount of natural resources that were saved in the finishing of that single garment, along with all information related to the safety of the chemical compound with respect to the environment, workers and end-consumers,” the company explains.

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