Chemical auxiliaries play a crucial role in several stages of the textile production cycle, from material preparation to dyeing and finishing, but represent a complex challenge from the point of view of reducing environmental impact. Revecol (recycled vegetable cooking oil) represents a new generation of textile chemical auxiliaries, which are high-performing and obtained from vegetable exhausted cooking oil.
»Revecol … represents the "so far missing piece" for the production of textile materials that enable the approach to an increasingly responsible and certified supply chain.«
Fabio Locatelli, Head of Textile BU, Erca
For the first time, this step of the textile supply chain can thus also make use of materials with a circular approach, contributing to the real sustainability of the finished product.
With Revecol by Erca, not just one product, but a complete range of auxiliary chemicals is available that meets the criteria of circularity while ensuring very good results in terms of quality and performance. The result of continuous research by Erca SpA, Grassobbio/Italy, Revecol is made from critical waste materials (exhausted vegetable oils), which, thanks to an environmentally and safety-friendly manufacturing process, are transformed into a line of innovative chemical auxiliaries destined for the entire textile industry and its various applications: from underwear to home textiles.
It is a complete range of products with unique characteristics: circular DNA, certification, safety, high performance, and applicability on any type of textile fiber, whether virgin or recycled.
Due to of its unique and innovative characteristics, Revecol by Erca has obtained the certifications from GRS, RCS, listed into ZDHC Chemical Gateway, bluesign and GOTS. The company is also finalizing the third-party certified PCF (Product Carbon Footprint) and has various international recognitions – first prize Responsible Care, in Italy, from Federchimica, inclusion in the BAT (Best Available Techniques) document from the European Community.
Revecol, bluesign, Responsible Care = registered trademarks