Swiss color and specialty chemicals developer Archroma presented its latest innovations at China Interdye 2016 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in April. These products include:
Optisul C dyes. Optisul® C dyes for casualwear are designed to produce colors in continuous dyeing processes, as well as on coating and printing. These affinity-free, sulfide-free dyes can be combined to obtain collections of garments suitable for wash-down treatments.
ADVANCED DENIM. When employing Archroma’s ADVANCED DENIM technology, based on “Denim-Ox” and “Pad/Sizing-Ox” dyeing processes, users can reduce water consumption and wastewater by up to 92 percent, eliminate up to 63 percent of the usual cotton waste, and save up to 30 percent in energy costs compared to traditional indigo processes.
Metal-free acid dyes. Archroma has introduced a range of Nylosan® S and Lanasyn® F metal-free(1) dyes aimed at meeting the wet- and light-fastness levels typically needed for the creation of bright and beautiful colors on polyamide and wool, without compromising on ecological requirements.
Fixapret® Resin WFF. Fixapret® Resin WFF is a “zero add-on” formaldehyde finishing system for no-iron performance. Combining this product with Helizarin® EcoSafe, another zero add-on formaldehyde printing system, offers end-products that save resources and are gentler on the skin.
SmartRepel Hydro. SmartRepel® Hydro supports the increasing adoption of eco-advanced materials and production processes by textile producers, and it keeps cotton, polyester and polyamide textiles dry. The product offers a soft hand and breathability for weatherproof garments without using a fluorine base.