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Karl Mayer’s Greendye For Sustainable Denim

Updated : 14-Oct-2020

GreenDye

Greendye is an innovative technology for producing jeans fabrics with minimized ecological footprint. The tech utilizes a nitrogen atmosphere to infuse more efficiency into the dyeing process. The new machinery injects a high concentration of indigo dye into the nitrogen-heavy environment of its dyeing vats, allowing it to diffuse and migrate more intensely, while cutting down on usage of harmful chemicals and excessive water consumption.

Company Name

Karl Mayer

Headquarters

Germany

Product Launched in

June 2020

Sustainability Benefits

  • Water consumption in the finishing process can be reduced by around 50%
  • Less yarn waste generated.
  • Reduced chemical consumption in dyeing.
  • Jeans production with low ecological footprint.

USP

  • 50% reduction in usage of alkali and reducing agents for yarn treatment.
  • The yarn can absorb three times more dye in a dye vat.

End user sector

  • Denim Textile Manufacturers
  • Sustainable Apparel Producers
  • Eco-fabric Design Studios

How does this work?

  • With the dye's high concentration in the dye bath and under nitrogen atmosphere, the dye diffuses and migrates more intensely into the fibre than in case of conventional comparable procedures.
  • The yarn can absorb three times more dye in a dye vat under such conditions. In this way, it is possible to reduce the number and length of vats to dye denim in an efficient manner.

About the Company

Karl Mayer is an innovative market leader as well as driving force in the textile machinery building. The manufacturer offers perfect solutions for the fields of warp knitting and flat knitting, technical textiles, warp preparation for weaving and digitalisation.

Company Contact Details

Stakeholders

  • Textile printing professionals
  • Production professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
  • Value chain components

    • Fabric dyeing and finishing

    Product Category

    • Fabric
    • Textile dyes and colourants
    • Yarn

    Videos

    GREENDYE – Indigo dyeing in nitrogen atmosphere

    Sustainable Denim – Saving water and chemicals during indigo dyeing

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