SDC Names SDC Innovation Award 2014 Winners
The Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) — a United Kingdom-based independent, educational organization dedicated to promoting color science and technology — has announced the winners of the SDC Innovation Award 2014, which recognizes achievement in coloration innovation.
Industrial enzymes and biotechnological solutions manufacturer Novozymes A/S, Denmark, is the winner in the large-scale organizations category for its patented Combi process, which combines dyeing, bleach clean-up and biopolishing — a step that previously needed to be carried out separately either before or after dyeing. The process uses neutral cellulases rather than acidic cellulases, which allows textile manufacturers to combine the three processes in a single step, resulting in time, energy, water consumption and cost savings.
The University of Huddersfield, England, is the winner in the small and medium sized enterprises category for its ABC syringe, which deters non-sterile syringe re-use by changing color. The syringe features a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) sterile pack, which houses a deactivated syringe label. Once exposed to air, an ocrestholphthalein ink application is activated, providing a procedure window for the syringe to be used before changing from colorless to red in 60 seconds.
June 3, 2014