Archroma with nature-inspired ingredients
to enhance active wear and gear
Archroma, a global leader in
color and specialty chemicals known for pioneering custom color
engineering in textile and fashion, celebrates thriving
beginnings for its Color Atlas color library system.
For all of us, inner beauty matters just as much as outer
beauty. Consumers aspire to have clothing and gear that are
functional, beautiful and meaningful – textiles that are made in
a more sustainable and responsible way.
Under the motto “The ingredients to enhance your gear, it’s
our nature,” Archroma discovers actual solutions to achieve
aspiration across all its core areas. The company’s purpose is
to bring color and performance while minimizing environmental
impact at all stages in a product’s life cycle.
Expert ingredients for outdoor,
urban and active wear
Archroma strongly believes, based on its extensive experience
in textile processing, that sustainability can generate
innovation, performance and can even lead to cost reductions for
Innovation is a core competence of Archroma, which will be at
the ISPO Brandnew Village to showcase how its products and
services can help visitors meet future market demands, foster
future technologies and contribute to a more sustainable textile
- Color effects – with solutions ranging from high-fast dyes
Foron® S-WF, Nylosan® S, Printofix® TF, Drimaren® HF, and the
new-in-range Foron® S luminous dyes, to EarthColors nature
inspired biomass-waste based dyes, supported by Archroma’s
Color Atlas to boost your creativity;
- Thermo-control and protection solutions to help make your
gear more resistant to extreme weather conditions from
heatwaves to rain pours: coldblack®, HyDry, Smartrepel® Hydro,
Appretan® S and Sanitized®;
- Care effects solutions to bring softness and comfort to
your gear whilst looking good at all times, Siligen®, Solusoft,
Ceralube® and Arkofix®.
- Archroma will also demonstrate to ISPO visitors how its
ONE WAY Process Simulator allows brands, retailers and textile
manufacturers to take sustainability to a whole new level. The
new, online software can be used to mimic and compare products
and processes, and thus calculate the ecological and
economical profile of the final end-product.
SPOTLIGHT ON EARTHCOLORS:
EarthColors is a range of products created from agricultural
and herbal waste and embracing the latest in communication
technology to enable transparency and traceability through the
supply chain to consumers – from nature to fashion.
Archroma's EarthColors have been selected for the ISPO
Textrends Forum for Fall/Winter 2019/20, Eco Era category, by an
independent jury of textile experts. The ISPO Textrends Eco Era
features innovations with a strong sustainability element.
Smartrepel® Hydro is a nature-friendlier protection agent
based on distinctive micro-encapsulated, non-PFC based
technology offering exceptional, durable water repellency to
polyester, polyamide and cotton-based textiles.
Archroma’s brand new Smartrepel® Hydro AM, a “universal”
addition to the range allowing seamless application on all
fibers with the same high level of performance as the rest of
the Smartrepel® technology.
SPOTLIGHT ON SANITIZED®
Archroma will introduce for the first time to ISPO visitors a
new active-odor-control technology for polyester textiles,
Sanitized® Odoractiv, to prevent the formation of odors and in
particular the persistent smell (permastink) heavily criticized
by consumers. This technology has been awarded the Swiss
SPOTLIGHT ON THE COLOR ATLAS BY
The Color Atlas by Archroma® is a physical and online color
library system comprising over 4300 color references.
Archroma is sponsoring the ISPO Academy Masterclass, which
will gather about 30 young designers selected from the best
design schools and universities around the world to participate
in an exclusive training program. Participants will utilize the
Color Atlas by Archroma® to prepare their work and presentations
“Archroma helps active and sportswear brands and producers
bring ideas to life and develop collections with a soul. We are
100% committed to a more sustainable textile industry and this
will be evident through the innovations and solutions we’ll
present on our ISPO debut. We are really looking forward to
being a part of the discussions, and helping visitors to unlock
their creativity with new possibilities for enhancing their
gear,” comments Nuria Estape, Head of Marketing & Promotion for
Archroma’s Brand & Performance Textile Specialties business.