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Archroma To Present Award-Winning "One Way" Approach To The Ecological Selection Of Chemicals And Production Processes

REINACH, Germany — March 24, 2014 — Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals, will participate in the upcoming 2014 AATCC International Conference.

During the event, on Wednesday, April 2 at 2pm, Bryan Dill, Global Director for Archroma Color Management Services and AATCC RA 87 Dyeing Applications Committee-Chair, will introduce the ONE WAY methodology developed by Archroma to take a systematic approach to the ecological selection of chemicals and production processes.

With an estimated six million tons of textile chemicals used annually, the environmental impact of textile processing has become a global concern. Brand owners and retailers are putting more emphasis on the environmental impact of textile wet processes. In response, Archroma has developed ONE WAY, a tool developed with input from Archroma brand and mill production customers.

ONE WAY helps brand owners, retailers and textile manufacturers meet their sustainability targets in a fast and reliable manner. A 3-step, highly systematic approach to identify and select products and processes helps them on the way towards more sustainable textiles.

All ONE WAY dyes and chemicals are measured against more than fifteen textiles eco-standards by Archroma product stewardship specialists who then score their toxicological and ecological profiles. ONE WAY offers process categorization, allowing mills to pair product selection with one of four process groups, based on environmental focus. To quantify the impact of product and process selection, Archroma has developed a sophisticated software package, the ONE WAY Calculator, to assess cost, performance and environmental profile of ONE WAY products.

Archroma’s ONE WAY sustainability service is the winner of the prestigious ICIS Innovation Award for Best Business Innovation 2013. The award confirms Archroma's strong commitment to innovation with world-class quality standards, high service levels, cost-efficiency and sustainability.

Posted March 24, 2014

Source: Archroma