The fashion industry is one of the highest consumers and polluters of water. It is estimated that every year it uses 93 billion m³ of water – enough to meet the consumption needs of 5 million people. In a world with increasing water scarcity, the fashion industry has a critical role to play in minimizing water use during garment manufacturing.
The XFN finishing innovation from Xeros uses patented polymer spheres, called XOrbs, in a closed loop system with an XDrum to wash and finish textiles and denim. This innovative technology delivers a lower impact alternative to traditional methods, reducing water, chemistry, energy and time leaving garments with a softer feel, greater tear strength and finished in shorter cycle times.
This new combination of innovations from Xeros Technology, Rotherham/UK, and Yilmak Makina San. Ve Tic. AȘ, Istanbul/Turkey, aims to reduce the environmental impact of the apparel industry. Yilmak produce original equipment across the apparel finishing sector in dyeing, ozone, washing and drying. Xeros’ XFN technology will be incorporated across a range of Yilmak garment finishing machines, and these Xeros-enabled Yilmak machines will be made available through a global distribution partnership with KRM Tekstil Boya San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti., Çerkezköy/Turkey.
Real-life testing of Xeros’ finishing technology has shown that it reduces water by over 50% in the finishing process. The first Xeros-enabled Yilmak machine, an Ecogreen EGW-500, 5,000 l finishing machine, will be launched at the ITMA in Milan/Italy from June 8-14, 2023.
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