Archroma will present new innovative and sustainable solutions for denim and casual wear manufacturers at the upcoming Colombiatex trade fair 2019.
From fibre to finish, Archroma states that it offers textile manufacturers and brand owners the tailor made system solutions that they need in their specific production process and market. At the Colombiatex trade fair, which runs on 22-24 January, Archroma says it will showcase its most established and innovative technologies to create authentic and dazzling denim looks in a more sustainable and responsible way.
One of these solutions is the Denisol range, which is a newly developed pre-reduced liquid indigo solution, the company says, that is manufactured in Archroma’s award-winning zero liquid discharge 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-labelling such as bluesign, GOTS and C2C, Archroma adds.
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 has also announced the new aniline-free Denisol Pure Indigo 30. The product can be used together with Archroma’s dyeing auxiliaries for customised dyeing system solutions.
Such is the pressure on the textile industry to become more sustainable, high-profile companies like Archroma are striving to use much less water. In Archroma’s case, the company wants to achieve waterless denim dyeing and will therefore be promoting its award-winning Advanced Denim dyeing technology, which it claims saves up to 92 per cent in water consumption, 87 per cent in cotton waste and 30 per cent in energy, compared to traditional denim dyeing processes.
Visitors to Archroma’s Stand AM148 at Colombiatex also learn about Diresul RDT range of dyes which includes Ocean Blues and Fast Black. Finally, any visitor interested in wrinkle textures could be attracted to Archroma’s Arkofix formaldehyde-free resins which can be used in 3D effects resistant to chlorine washing for a denim look without colour variation the company says.
Archroma’s denim book – which is divided into four inspiration themes: Back & Beyond Blue; Revolution in Blue; Black & Grey Denim; and Colours for Denim – will also be available to look at. The book includes 200 yarn swatches.
“At Archroma, we continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable,” says John Florez, Head of Sales, brand and performance textile specialties, Archroma, Colombia. “We aim to offer solutions that we design in ‘the Archroma way’ – which are safe, efficient and enhanced, because it is in our nature”.