Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pacific Textiles supports DuPont PrimaGreen enzymes
Pacific Textiles supports DuPont PrimaGreen enzymes
04
Oct '12
DuPont Industrial Biosciences presented results of collaborative trials with Pacific Textiles Limited Ltd, a Hong Kong-based manufacturer of custom fabrics, which demonstrate the significant sustainability benefits of bio-based enzymes used to replace traditional chemicals in cotton textile processing at bulk-scale production. DuPont’s enzymes are derived from natural resources and are biodegradable.

Speaking about DuPont’s strategy to address global energy needs and biobased solutions at the Sustainable Textiles Conference, DuPont Industrial Biosciences Vice President John P. Ranieri reported that the trials with Pacific Textiles found DuPont PrimaGreen enzymes used in combination can eliminate the need for caustic chemicals, while also dramatically reducing water, energy use and processing time. Ranieri said the trial with Pacific Textile confirmed the results from an earlier lab study DuPont conducted with Cotton Incorporated that was released in May 2012.
 
“The results of these ongoing trials at Pacific Textiles show we have taken our more eco-friendly enzymatic processes from the lab to full factory scale,” said Mark Oostendorp, global business leader Textile Processing. “DuPont’s enzymes provide the textile industry a more eco-friendly, high-quality and cost-effective alternative to chemicals commonly used in the pretreatment and finishing process of cotton textile manufacturing.”
 
PrimaGreen, as a replacement to traditional chemicals in cotton textile preparation, led to an average reduction of 70 percent water (by liter); 33 percent steam (in pounds); and 27 percent in energy (as kWH) across dark, medium and light shade ranges. By bio-optimizing these processes, total production time was reduced by an average of 27 percent. In the Cotton Incorporated trial, the cotton knits produced showed good whiteness values, mote removal, maintenance of fabric strength and weight, and were receptive to dark, medium and light dye shades.
 
“The main advantages of using the DuPont PrimaGreen process are savings in processing time and water,” said Ronald K.K. Chan, assistant supervisor at Pacific Textiles, who facilitated the trails. “The enzymes also will ensure we produce high-quality fabrics that have been created in a more sustainable and cost-effective process, which aligns with our company goal to save more energy and reduce emissions as demanded by our customers.”
 
The DuPont PrimaGreen enzymes help save energy by allowing textile preparation to occur at much lower temperatures. In addition, DuPont’s bio-enzymes also save water volume by enabling the same water bath to be used for multiple steps in the production process.

Dupont

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

NYCEDC announces $51mn package for NYC garment industry

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

Fynd raises $500K Series A funding from Venture Catalysts

Fynd, an online to offline (O2O) e-commerce fashion marketplace, has...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

India's fashion market to touch $30 bn by 2020: Report

The fashion market in India is estimated at $70 billion in 2016, with ...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search