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DyeCoo bags 'Material of the Year Medium' award
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May '12
Global materials resource and innovation consultancy Material ConneXion, announced the winner of the third annual Medium award for Material of the Year, naming Netherlands-based DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V. as the winner. Material ConneXion has cited the company for the development of revolutionary commercial dyeing machine technology.

Its ability to use supercritical CO2 as a replacement for water is an innovation that will make enormous contributions in terms of reducing energy consumption, environmental pollution and pioneering water stewardship.

The award recognizes materials and processes juried into the company's materials library within the past year that demonstrate outstanding technological innovation and the potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society and the economy.

As the world's leading materials library of innovative and sustainable materials and innovation consultancy, Material ConneXion has unparalleled insight into the materials, processes and emerging technologies that are having the greatest impact on design worldwide and, ultimately the consumer. In addition to DyeCoo, the company is recognizing nine Material of the Year honorable mentions whose exemplary material and process innovation makes them particularly worthy of note.

With climate change threatening harsher droughts and water scarcity for nearly 60% of humanity, water is critical to any vision of sustainability. The textile industry is one of the biggest consumers of water. In conventional dyeing, large amounts of water are used both in terms of intake of fresh water and disposal of wastewater.

DyeCoo uses supercritical CO2 gas rather than water to infuse fabric with color. Special temperature controlled pressure chambers force the carbon dioxide to act as a fluid similar to water (the supercritical fluid CO2) which causes the polymer fiber to swell allowing the dispersed dye to easily diffuse within the polymer, penetrating the fibers, and carrying the pigments into fabric bolts and dyeing them.

DyeCoo is believed to be the first company to successfully apply the SCF CO2 process to the commercial dyeing of polyester fabric (the most used fabric in the world), and research is already underway to apply the technology to other natural and synthetic fabrics.

DyeCoo recently entered into an important strategic partnership with NIKE, Inc. “Waterless dyeing is a significant step in our journey to serve both the athlete and the planet, and our partnership with DyeCoo reinforces Nike's long-term strategy and deep commitment to innovation and sustainability,” says Eric Sprunk, Nike's Vice President of Merchandising and Product.

“We believe this technology has the potential to revolutionize textile manufacturing, and we want to collaborate with progressive dye houses, textile manufacturers and consumer apparel brands to scale this technology and push it throughout the industry.”


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