Tonello celebrates 35th Anniversary in
Founded in 1981, Tonello
dramatically changed the garment finishing landscape by becoming
the first company dedicated to research and innovation. Now the
iconic brand has celebrated its 35th anniversary and launched a
video, narrating the story of denim’s evolution from the
stone-wash revolution of the early 80s, to a future made up of
sustainability. And, alongside of that, the video shows also the
growth of Tonello company throughout the years, from the first
dyeing machine built by Osvaldo Tonello in 1975, to the launch
of the Creative Area in 2017.
In 1981, the global leader of garment finishing technologies
was born. The year 2016 marks 35 years of Tonello, which strove
to make sustainability in the industry popular and introduced us
to technologies like Laser, Batik and the NoStone®.
Among the technologies used for
the collection they have following innovations
ECOfree, a washing system that combines the
advantages of traditional ozone technology, with considerable
savings in terms of water, energy and chemicals, ensuring
healthier garments and a safer workplace. Finalist technology at
ITMA 2014 Future Materials Awards.
Laser Blaze, the laser finishing to
the nth degree. Tonello recently launched the world’s first
Laser Design Shop, an ample library of images from simple to
complex, that can be used with any machine.
UP, a patented technology applicable to all
existing Tonello machines that reduces the liquor ratio to
unparalleled levels, saving water and energy and making water
filling and draining faster.
a new system developed in collaboration with Levi Strauss & Co.
to overcome the economic, mechanical and environmental
limitations of existing stone-wash processes. The NoStone®
system eliminates the use of pumice stone, replacing it with a
stainless-steel abrasive drum, fastened to the washing machine.
Winner technology at the recent ITMA Sustainable Innovation
Core, a technology that can be applied to
Tonello washing and dyeing machines of various sizes, capable of
creating uniform or contrasting effects and to apply a broad
range of performance products (e.g. softeners, anti-stain
products, essences, enzymes).
Bringing out all the technical potential of a fabric and
giving it added value requires machines and
that are capable of conveying emotions. And capable of
optimizing the performance of each individual garment. In other
words, what is needed is truly innovative technology: Core.
More than 12 years ago, Tonello launched onto the market the
Batik effects. At that time it was still a
rudimentary system to create vintage effects on garments, in a
semi-automated way. Many years have passed and many tests and
improvements have been done. According to Tonello, it is now
time to present Core, that is not the best version of Batik. It
is even more: a new, fundamental step towards the future of
finishing. Actually, an innovative technology that works like
Core is a new technology that can be applied to Tonello
washing and dyeing machines of various sizes. It is capable of
creating uniform or contrasting effects that go beyond fleeting
fashions to bring out the full potential of the garment. It also
lets you apply a broad range of products which it remarkably
lowers the consumption.
Core also drastically reduces water use: for the first time,
it makes it possible to create special dyes with extremely low
environmental impact, with a 1:1 liquor ratio. The process is
rapid, completely automatic and programmable. It ensures top
performance and is applied inside the machine, requiring no
special preparation or tying. Core is fully interfaced with the
machine and can be implemented in any production cycle without
interrupting the process.