Archroma updates TE members on its ONE WAY sustainability service
In September 2013, Clariant's textile, paper and emulsions businesses became ARCHROMA, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals with strong market insight, highly talented people and a long history of material excellence and expertise.
2013, year of recognition
For brand owners and mills to remain competitive in today’s textile industry, they must balance cost-efficiency and desired product performance with their own efforts to improve the environmental impact of operations; a decisive challenge in determining future success.
With the launch of ONE WAY
, its breakthrough sustainability service, Archroma has given them access to an innovative tool for developing textile solutions that are both more ecologically and economically sustainable.
The honoring of Archroma’s ONE WAY with the prestigious 2013 “Best Business Innovation” Award from ICIS, one of the world’s largest petrochemical market information providers, recognizes its game-changing approach to textile manufacturing based on the strong conviction that both ecological and economic benefits are reachable.
A recent case study and third party acknowledgment highlights the positive contribution of ONE WAY to helping customers meet their sustainability targets: Physical tests performed by leading machine builder Fong’s confirm the accuracy of the ONE WAY sustainability calculation system. Fong’s carried out trials of low temperature pretreatment processes for fabric dyeing – including Archroma’s Blue Magic – on its latest high energy, low consumption Jumbtec dyeing machine. The bleaching pretreatment of fabrics prior to dyeing is an essential step in removing impurities and increasing both whiteness and hydrophilicity, allowing the dye to penetrate more deeply into the fibers and create more vivid colors. The test data closely matched the initial Archroma calculations using the new ONE WAY Calculator.
Comparison of Fong’s High Temperature process and Archroma*'s ONE WAY Blue Magic process.
With ONE WAY Archroma is going the extra mile to support greater resource saving by the textile industry. It puts transparent and reliable facts about how new available technologies help answer brands’ and retailers’ requirements for more sustainability – at controlled cost levels – at their fingertips.