Pulcra Chemicals and Inditex develop Sustineri Coloring, a combined pretreatment and dyeing process for cotton and polyester/cotton resulting in water, time, and energy savings. This process is the result of joint research between Pulcra Chemicals and Inditex with the goal to mitigate the impact of standard dyeing processes and to reduce the use of natural resources.
Sustineri Coloring is based on newly engineered process chemicals that allow a one-bath pretreatment and dyeing process for dark, medium, and light shades of cotton and polyester/cotton fabrics by exhaust method. This results in shorter processing time and less use of water and energy.
The process is already used by selected mills and it showed that Sustineri Coloring is reducing pretreatment and dyeing processing time by up to 60 % and water and energy consumption by up to 80 and 60% respectively. The state-of-the-art products allow a one-bath treatment which is the key to saving resources.
“We are incredibly proud to work together with Inditex, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers,” says Ümit Yaldiz, CEO of Pulcra Chemicals Group. “This partnership is a significant step toward realizing our ambition of bringing environmentally friendly solutions to the worldwide textile market.”