As the members of the British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA), Manchester/UK, gear up to showcase an array of new innovations at the ITMA 2023 in Milan from June 8-14, 2023, Alchemie is the latest company to join the association.
The Endeavour digital dyeing system from Alchemie Technology, Cambridge/UK, produces no wastewater and reduces water consumption by up to 95% compared to traditional dyeing. The virtually waterless process delivers dyed fabric with high color consistency and color fastness and does not require post dyeing washing steps which leads to an energy reduction up to 85%. It can deliver any color shade required and enables on-demand digital color changeovers in any run length, from a few meters to several kilometers.
Similar energy savings can be achieved with the company’s Novara precision finishing system which utilizes a nozzle array to deliver finishing chemistry with millimeter resolution. Finishing chemistries penetrate deeply into the fabric due to the combination of high velocity liquid jetting and precisely controlled vacuum and textile finishes are applied only where needed, reducing chemistry usage and enabling multi-functionality.
In the past year, Alchemie, backed by Swedish fashion brand H&M, has established a first demonstration hub at in Taiwan. It is now progressing plans to set up further centers at customer sites around the world.
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