Textile manufacturer Schoeller and Textilcolor the auxiliary and dye specialist have come together to create Ecodye. It is am innovative concept used in polyester dyeing. The technology accelerates the dyeing process and contributes to cutting costs, while at the same time helping to preserve the environment with a low level of demand on resources.
Ecodye allows eco-friendly and cost-saving dyeing for polyester yarns and piece goods. It shortens the heating phase, thus accelerating the process time by more than 30 per cent. At the same time it reduces energy consumption by 20 per cent and water requirement by 25 per cent as the goods can be cleaned in the cooling dye bath.
In addition, Ecodye improves the dyeing levelness in polyester textiles. Spots and dye agglomeration are almost completely avoided, and the precipitation on the goods that arises as a result of polyester oligomers are no longer evident. Ecodye provides good shade stability and avoids reproduction problems from batch to batch, thus reducing the rate of double staining and increasing the capacity utilization and productivity of the dyeing mill on a long-term basis.
The technology is being used by polyester-processing customers in categories including outdoor, sportswear and technical knitted fabrics, primarily in Europe, South and Middle America, Turkey, Bangladesh and China.