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Archroma Introduces FiberColors Technology to Upcycle Textile Waste into Dyes

Published on 2023-02-03. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Coatings    

Archroma FiberColors Technology Upcycle Textile Waste Dyes Archroma introduces a ground-breaking innovation, FiberColors technology. With this technology, Archroma upcycles textile waste into gorgeous colors. The colors are synthesized from a minimum content of 50% waste-based raw material.

Archroma’s R&D experts have developed a way to use cotton and/or polyamide and their blends (with a >95% purity) to substitute a major part of the petroleum-based raw material usually used to make dyestuff.

Solution to Textile Landfills

FiberColors are ideal for forward-thinking companies who want to help find a solution to textile landfills, and at the same time give value to waste including articles collected in their take-back schemes that cannot be reused.

The FiberColors range, which is patent -pending and therefore exclusive to Archroma, includes five dyes covering a palette of timeless shades, Diresul® Fiber-Teak (brown shades), Diresul® Fiber-Ochre (olive shades), Diresul® Fiber-Maroon (Bordeaux shades), Diresul® Fiber-Slate (blue grey shades) and Diresul® Fiber-Graphite (dark grey shades).

The dyes are especially suited for cellulose fibers such as cotton, viscose, linen and kapok, and can be used in continuous, exhaust, denim and garment dyeing and printing processes.

With this, a brand can turn its own pre- and post-consumer textile waste into its own beautiful colors, and create a complete collection including t -shirts, chinos, sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts, and home textiles.

Heike van de Kerkhof, chief executive officer of Archroma, commented, “After creating colors from food and herbal waste with EarthColors®, we are taking a step further in circular manufacturing with FiberColors, addressing the huge textile and fashion waste global issue. This is how we make our purpose to lead our industry towards a more sustainable future for our customers and markets, a reality. Because it’s our nature.

Source: Archroma


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