Aiming to advance sustainable dyeing processes throughout the denim supply chain, the producer of dyes and specialty chemicals Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, has announced a strategic partnership with technology innovator CleanKore LLC, Westlake, OH/USA.
The agreement will allow the 2 companies to promote the benefits of each other’s technologies. This includes Archroma’s catalog of dyes and specialty chemicals along with CleanKore’s patented process of dyeing yarns at the denim mill that completely eliminates the need for potassium permanganate (PP) spray and laser booster to achieve the bright white abrasion effect in the garment finishing process.
Archroma’s technical team of denim coloration specialists will provide support to denim mills seeking to implement the CleanKore technology and develop the desired looks and effects.
CleanKore estimates that the technology allows a saving of up to 15 l of water/garment and up to 0.51 kWh of energy/garment. The CleanKore technology also leads to a 10-20% increase in production throughput, as a result of a faster garment wash-down and the elimination of PP spray.