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Colorifix's Sustainable Dye Fermentation Technology Using Agri-waste

Sustainable Dye Fermentation Process

Colorifix converts agricultural waste products into dyes using microbes, reducing the water and energy required to produce the dyes. Colorifix aims to cut the toxic chemicals and resource-intensive requirements of the dyeing industry by using microbes such as Cyanobacterium. Colorifix uses synthetic biology, removing the need for harsh chemicals in the creation or deposition of dyes.

Company Name

Colorifix Technologies

Sustainability Benefits

  • Colorifix's biological dyes contains no hazardous chemicals.
  • It reduces water use by upto 90%, using only a tenth of water that is being used for a conventinal processes.

USP

  • Whilst other eco-friendly alternatives, in Colorifix there is no trade-off in quality and price, to make the product eco-friendly.
  • All the dyes are biologically produced.

End user sector

  • Apparel and Garment Manufacturers
  • Eco-Fabric Design Studios
  • Sustainable Textile Production Facilities
  • Consumer and Commercial Textile Fashion Brands

How does this work?

  • The first step is to find a colour that is created by a living thing such as an animal, plant or microbe.
  • That engineered microbe is grown and the colour is transfered.
  • The created colour at the lab is then shipped in tiny quantities of live microorganisms to local fermentation partners to grow the colour.
  • They grow the colourusing by-products of the sugar production industry.
  • The microorganisms are then transported locally and used directly in place of dye liquor.
     

About the Company

Colorifix Technologies consists of a multi-disciplinary team spanning bioinformatics, synthetic biology and textiles, as well as business administration, development and management. The company has developed a way to make the production process more efficient than other companies developing similar technology. While normal methods require water and chemicals to isolate dyes from the microbes and to dye the textiles, Colorifix puts the microbes into the textile directly, where they dye the material without needing any isolation steps.

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Stakeholders

  • Textile chemicals professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
  • Value chain components

    • Fabric dyeing and finishing

    Product Category

    • Textile chemicals
    • Textile dyes and colourants

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