Archroma’s Sustainable Denim Solutions At Colombiatex 2019

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Archroma’s ADVANCED DENIM technology is used with Diresul® RDT blue specialties.

Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, is presenting its innovative and sustainable solutions for denim and casual wear manufacturers and brands at Colombiatex 2019, on January 22 to 24.

From fiber to finish, Archroma offers to textile manufacturers and brand owners the tailor-made system solutions that they need in their specific production process and market.

At Colombiatex 2019, Archroma will present both its most established and innovative technologies to create authentic and dazzling denim looks in a more sustainable and responsible way:

Denisol®, bringing indigo back to its roots – now aniline-free*

New aniline-free* Denisol® Pure Indigo 30.

Archroma’s Denisol® range is a newly developed pre-reduced liquid indigo solution that is manufactured in Archroma’s award winning ‘zero liquid discharge’ manufacturing plant in Pakistan.

Denisol® Indigo 30 liq is compliant with major official eco-standards and requirements from retailers, brands and fashion leading companies and helps to produce fabrics suitable for current eco-labeling such as bluesign®, GOTS and C2C.

Responding to demands for a non-toxic alternative to the dyes that are used for the iconic and traditional indigo blue that consumers associate with denim and jeans, Archroma just announced the new Denisol® Pure Indigo 30.

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The breakthrough aniline-free* Denisol® Pure Indigo 30 which can be used together with Archroma’s dyeing auxiliaries for customized dyeing system solutions – to create cleaner denim with the purest indigo on the market.

ADVANCED DENIM, towards waterless denim dyeing
Based on the Denim-Ox and Pad/Sizing-Ox dyeing processes, Archroma’s multi-awarded ADVANCED DENIM dyeing technology, based on Diresul® RDT blue specialties, allows savings of up to 92% in water, 87% in cotton waste and 30% in energy, compared to a conventional denim dyeing process.

The technology has been adopted by prestigious brands including Patagonia and received the prestigious 2012 ICIS Innovation Award and Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit Award.

Diresul® RDT Ocean Blues, bright and beautiful
Archroma’s Diresul® RDT Ocean Blues are a collection of vibrant, ocean-themed bright sulfur blue dyes. These unique dyes and their auxiliaries bring out the best of indigo, improve workability, dyeing consistency and process safety.

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The Diresul® Ocean Blues can be combined with the Denisol® Indigo range in bottoming/topping manufacturing routes – to create exciting avant-garde blue styles.

New in the range, Diresul® Fast Black RDT
Archroma’s latest black innovation, Diresul® Fast Black RDT is an exclusive sulfur black dyestuff technology that is fast to chlorine and resistant to the strong oxidative agents applied on home laundry.

Diresul® Fast Black RDT can be combined with Diresul® Navy RDT blue specialties and Archroma fixation agents, to create denim that is dark and stays dark.

Arkofix® formaldehyde-free* resins, to make wrinkles desirable!
Archroma’s range of formaldehyde-free resins can be used in 3D effects resistant to chlorine washing to create wrinkle textures – for a genuine denim look without color variation!

In addition, visitors at the booth have the exclusive chance to have a “sneak peek” at Archroma’s Denim Book which includes 200 yarn swatches displaying the multitude of colours and effects that can be achieved with Archroma system solutions.

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The book is organised in 4 inspiration themes: “Back & Beyond Blue”, “Revolution in Blue”, “Black & Grey Denim”, and “Colors for denim”.

“At Archroma, we continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable”, comments John Florez, Head of Sales, Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Archroma, Colombia. “We aim to offer solutions that we design in “The Archroma Way”: safe, efficient and enhanced, because it is our nature! That is exactly what was driving us when we decided to create the purest indigo on the market: the aniline-free* Denisol® Pure Indigo, or ADVANCED DENIM as our technology based on sulfur dyes aiming at waterless dyeing.”

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