When sustainability is a tangible mission: Nimbus, the brand-new age of garment finishing. Water savings up to 80% combined with chemical safety. At Kingpins, Garmon Chemicals will present their latest innovation
Garmon Chemicals stay true to their deeply conscious spirit and their active participations at the forthcoming Kingpins and Kingpins Transformers confirm their strong, responsible approach.
24th October: Transformer, the conference.
Alberto De Conti, Marketing Garmon Chemicals, was one of the speakers who debated the crucial theme chosen for this edition: “Toxic future: is the scary part of hazardous chemicals on the way?”. The round table involved representatives from G Star, Clean Production Action, Dystar, Archroma and Bluesign, a group of leading companies that, with Garmon and others, discussed the status of the industry and the opportunities for improvement. How can key players of the sector produce consciously and in ways that are constructive instead of disruptive? Many apparel brands and retailers are launching individual initiatives to manage chemical risks and this is causing an outrageous proliferation of different methods. This is the big challenge that is shaking the industry today and that cannot be ignored anymore.
26th/27th October: The Kingpins Show. Save resources and enter a new era: let us introduce Nimbus.
After a long period of research, Garmon Chemicals is proud to introduce Nimbus, the very first range of chemical auxiliaries and dyes specifically selected to be nebulized in closed systems and that deliver a set of unique benefits such as:
– Fluid dynamics and rheology conceived for nebulization;
– More efficient contact and reaction between active principles and substrates;
– A variety of innovative effects on denim and beyond;
– Tremendous water savings (up to 80%)
– Significant energy savings (variable according to process)
The official unveiling will take place during Kingpins Amsterdam.
Within the Nimbus platform there is Nimbus-z, safe processes for the nebulization of enzymes in closed systems. Nimbus-z literally revolutionizes the traditional idea of stone washing. This is a crucial step forward in terms of innovation for the industry, which now can consider embracing a safer and more conscious way of working.
Denim treatments have historically gone through two main evolutions: the “Solid age” – the pioneering pumice stone era that rocked the fashion world from the end of the 60’s – and the “Liquid age” of the Nineties, that took place when enzymes began to integrate the previous processes.
With the step-changing innovation Nimbus-z the industry enters the “Nebulization age”, safe enzymatic treatments through self-contained, nebulizing systems.
Garmon Chemicals and Tonello Garment finishing Technologies, in close collaboration with R&D powerhouse and world-leading enzyme producer Novozymes, successfully measured the levels of airborne enzyme protein in filters from air samplings. Only ignorable amount of airborne enzyme were measured out of a specific procedure performed by spraying Garmon ATB 710 in a Tonello CORE washing machine.
“Technical progress opened new windows on the world of eco-conscious technology. At Garmon we felt the urge to look through those windows and we saw the unexpected”, explains Alberto De Conti, echoed by Alice Tonello, R&D manager of Tonello: “The path towards real sustainable solutions is long. As time is a scarce resource, Tonello takes a leadership position to speed things up and Core is an excellent example”, concludes.