Alchemie/HeiQ: Sustainable textile finishing ...

Sustainable textile finishing partnership

Source: Alchemie Technology
Source: Alchemie Technology

Digital printing technology on textiles could transform the dyeing and finishing industry by reducing the environmental impact and costs of manufacturing. The supplier in digital dyeing technology, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge/UK, in cooperation with HeiQ Materials AG, Zurich/Switzerland, are preparing the production rollout of the Novara digital multifunction finishing solution to the global textile market in Q3/2021.

Novara can apply single-sided, or simultaneous 2-sided, coating of multiple finishes to specific areas of textile. For example, anti-odor and water repellence application can be combined in one material. By offering a sustainable and efficient direct to fabric solution, this finish enables high performance added value at significantly lower cost using, on average, 50% less chemistry, 50% less energy, and providing a production cost saving up to 50%/m.

Novara also enables innovative lifestyle product innovations at lower production cost for fashion, sportswear, technical clothing, and upholstery such as combining sustainable odor control, skin care additives, and fragrance finishing, without impacting breathability, hand feel or wicking. It is suitable for finishing all fabric types, from 50-1,000 g/m², including polyester, cotton, polyamide and polycotton.

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