The worldwide textile production is suffering from immense cost pressure and is driven by using high volumes of fresh water, energy and chemicals with comparatively slow production speeds. WEKO together with its partners Lilienweiss Textile Services, Textilchemie Dr. Petry and Archroma developed new processing concepts creating sustainable, cost-efficient dyeing and finishing processes.
Benefits for denim yarn dyeing include non-stop change over (topping); no tailing; raised product fastness; wide variety of colors and effects achievable; reduced reddish (indigo / sulfur dyeing); less number of dye bathes needed; stable and precise production; no generation of dye bath waste; reduction of energy costs thanks to short drying times
and economical use of the application medium.
WEKO-NEO could be placed on any section of a slasher dyeing range. It means in the pre-treatment or preparation area, dyeing, wash off or after-treatment area. Also the number or applicators is unlimited. Use it for topping, bottoming, Color-DENIM, Black-DENIM, fixation, hydrogen peroxide or others.
Meanwhile, benefits in textile finishing include up to 80% reduced pick-up; no material contact (no stress); up to 50% less drying energy; raising line speed also on heavy textiles up to 270%; saving up to 70% water and waste; one or both side application; adjustable penetration level.
WEKO-NEO could be installed on the stenter frame entrance or exit. A wide range of applications could be done, for example fixation, resin and flat finish, luster or brilliance, grip modification, softener, tinting and over-dying.