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Plan for first CO2 dyeing plant in Europe

Two companies have conducted numerous tests with Yeh Group in Thailand.

2nd May 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  The Netherlands


Circotex, a new sustainable dyeing and finishing company based in  Hoofddorp, The Netherlands and Borgstena Textile of Nela, Portugal, have teamed up to develop a complete waterfree dyeing process for automotive textiles. 

The process will reduce the water consumption to zero, eliminate the use of additive chemicals for the dyeing process and reduce overall carbon footprint.

Circotex is employing the CO2 dyeing technology developed by DyeCoo Textile Systems, also from The Netherlands, and for the scouring and reduction clearing processes is finalising tests with additional technologies which also eliminate the use of water.

Over the past two years the two companies have conducted numerous tests for the CO2 dyeing process together with Circotex partner Yeh Group in Thailand.  Newly-developed dyes and UV absorbers have been tested according to the standards used in the automotive industry. 

Circotex now plans to build Europe’s most sustainable polyester textile colouring factory in the Amsterdam region, with an initial focus on the automotive and technical textile markets.

Circotex was founded by experienced entrepeneurs Reinier Mommaal, who has been working in the sustainable textile production industry for more than 12 years, and Erwin Schols, who has a lot of experience in corporate finance and management positions.

 Investments in the new plant have been secured from Amsterdams Klimaat & Energiefonds (AKEF), the Participatiefonds Duurzame Economie Noord-Holland (PDENH) and DOEN Participaties (DOEN). Circotex has also received grant from the European Regional Development Fund and Kansen voor West.

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