Product Update

Excerpt: Here are the Product updates in the textile industry across the world

Sanifab-BIO from Associated Chemical

ASSOCIATED CHEMICAL has introduced Sanifab-BIO – a bio-polymer based, anti-microbial agent as durable hygiene fresh finish for textiles

Sanifab-BIO has the following properties

  • Has deodorant properties for sweat.
  • Has an affinity for most of the fibres.
  • Eliminates odour caused by human sweat on cloth.
  • Non migrating 0and leach resistant.
  • Broad spectrum activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, fungi, algae yeast, mould and mildew with durable protection.

Product highlights

  • Suitable for all textile substrates.
  • Wash resistant even at low dosage levels.
  • Completely Bio-degradable.
  • MRSA Resistant
  • Non-Toxic
  • Non Leaching
  • Non-corrosive.
  • Prevents discoloration caused by bacteria, fungi, algae, yeasts, mould and mildew.
  • Retains the freshness of an article by resisting the growth of odour causing bacteria and fungi.
  • Prolongs the life of an article by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.
  • Provides hygienic freshness.
  • Durable to multiple washes depending on wash method / parameters.

For further information, please visit Associated Chemical's website:

Ascocat-DYG from Associated Chemicals

ASSOCIATED CHEMICAL has introduced ASCOCAT-DYG - a cotton modifier for salt free dyeing the pathbreaker Ascocat-DYG can be applied through most of the commonly used m/c's and methods such as Jet, Liquor Circulating Dyeing Machines, Package dyeing machines, and by cold pad batch, pad steam and exhaust application techniques.

Knits, wovens, yarn, cotton staple fibers, raw cotton, garments and terry towels can be modified with Ascocat-DYG.

Environmental advantages

  • Leads to salt free dyeing resulting in negligible salt content in effluent.
  • Helps to eliminate the use of dye fixatives depending upon chemistry and class of dyestuffs.
  • Lower colour content of effluent simplifies effluent treatment.
  • Biodegradable and practically non-toxic to aquatic organisms.

Product highlights

  • Pretreatment with Ascocat-DYG results in deeper, fuller shades to be dyed, with 25%–35% less dye.
  • Practically 95 to 100% dye bath exhaustion is achieved.
  • Cost advantages with reference to machine clean-up (lower or negligible staining of machine parts by dyes).
  • Consumes less energy and water through lower washing off cycles due to higher fixation of dyes and lower amounts of unfixed dye in exhaust liquor.
  • Cotton pretreated with Ascocat-DYG requires fewer rinses, resulting in significantly lower water consumption, lower colour content of effluent, and increased productivity followed by possibilities of reuse of processed water.
  • Automatic reduction in the effluent load. Does not contribute to TDS(Lower TDS due to No additional salt content)
  • Washing off process simplified depending on depth of shade and types / chemistry of dyestuffs

For further information, please visit Associated Chemical's website:

Archroma to showcase color and effects designed to boost denim inspiration at Colombiatex 2019

ARCHROMA, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, will be 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*

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. 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.

Archroma’s blue specialties. (Photo: Archroma)

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. 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.

Denim Book which includes 200 yarn swatches.(Photo: Archroma)

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 will also have the exclusive chance to have a “sneak peek” at our Denim Book which includes 200 yarn swatches displaying the multitude of colors and effects that can achieved with Archroma system solutions. The book is organized 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.” Visit Archroma at Colombiatex 2019, Stand AM148, 22 to 24 January 2019, Medellin, Colombia.

  • Below limits of detection. Denisol, Diresul and Arkofix are trademarks of Archroma registered in many countries.

Further information from: Muriel Werlé Archroma Tel: +65 68667422;

Sympatex unveils spun-dyed functional textiles

IN addition to saving water by relying on the Sympatex 100 percent polyether/polyester membrane, as opposed to using commercially-available PTFE membranes, spun-dyed processes reduce the amount of water needed by roughly 75 percent on average. According to estimates from the World Bank, dye processes used by the textile industry account for around 20 percent of the world's industrial water contamination. This is despite the fact that polyester dye technologies which conserve significantly more water than traditional dye processes, while massively reducing the use of chemicals, have been available for some time. Sympatex Technologies, the current pioneer in the field of sustainable functional textiles, presented a new line of spun-dyed laminates at the Performance Days trade fair in Munich Thanks to the non-PTFE and non-PFC based, 100 percent recyclable Sympatex membranes, the monofraction laminates are ideal for closed textile loops and can be easily reused at the end of their product life cycle. These apparel innovations from Sympatex, made with fully-recyclable textile surface materials, combine the advantages of both raw material recycling processes and the spun-dyed technology. With this dye technology, water consumption can be reduced by around 75 percent, while decreasing the use of chemicals by as much as 90 percent. In combination with the 100 percent polyether/polyester Sympatex membrane, which uses 50 percent less water during the manufacturing process than a commercially-available PTFE membrane, there is no need to sacrifice performance. The articles, which are ideally-suited for outdoor and ski applications, and even for the fashion world, are 100 percent water- and wind-proof, in addition to optimally breathable, thus offering further proof that it's possible to combine sustainability and performance in a single product. With this spun-dyed technology, instead of adding the dye to the finished textile product, it's mixed into the raw material granulate. This not only improves the penetration intensity of the dye in the thread. The process also offers significant advantages with respect to color harmony and the reproducibility of the hue. “The only prerequisite for the extensive use of this dye technology is close collaboration between all of the participants during the design process, since the color selection has to be mutually agreed upon at an earlier timeframe,” explains Dr. Rüdiger Fox, CEO at Sympatex Technologies. “Given the acute environmental issues created by our industry in the manufacturing countries, plus the enormous ecological benefits that spun-dyed technologies bring, this should be an acceptable concession for all of those involved,” adds Fox.

Together with selected partners, Sympatex develops, produces and distributes membranes, laminates and functional textiles as well as finished products worldwide. The Sympatex membrane is highly breathable, 100% wind- and waterproof and regulates the climate.

Further information from: Sympatex Technologies GmbH Sonja Zajontz Feringastrasse 7A 85774 Unterföhring, Germany Mail T +49 (0)89 940058 300 n

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