Collective savings of 130 million litres of water in one year using Huntsman’s ERIOPON® E3-SAVE

Huntsman Textile Effects’ ERIOPON® E3-SAVE textile auxiliary for polyester processing has those mills that have adopted the technology collectively save more than 130 million litres of water. Launched a year ago, the ERIOPON E3-SAVE dyeing auxiliary for providing ‘the shortest possible processing cycle for polyester’ was engineered to address a few challenges.

Both sportswear and athleisure clothing segments are increasingly preferring polyester. Lately, the fabric has proven resilient in the COVID-19 pandemic times too. Dyeing of this fabric has traditionally been seen as resource intensive, time consuming and expensive.

The ERIOPON E3-SAVE offers a best-in-class performance and value. It promotes controlled exhaustion to ensure right-first-time level dyeing. It extracts oil-based impurities from the fibre during processing and indicates to high affinity to disperse dyes enabling rapid removal of unfixed surface dyes from the fibre during reduction clearing.

“Our innovations aim to help mills improve their productivity and competitiveness while contributing to the textile industry’s shift to more sustainable practices and a reduced environmental footprint,” says Kerim Oner – Global Marketing Manager, Huntsman Textile Effects. He continues: “With ERIOPON® E3-SAVE, we have harnessed the unparalleled technical expertise and application know-how of our research and field teams to develop a product that is proven to reduce costs for mills and yet meet current and anticipated industry sustainability standards.”

“ERIOPON E3-SAVE allows us the shortest possible processing cycle, which is key for us to deal with increasing industry pressure for faster turnarounds,” Jeong Won Oh – General Manager, Dae Young Textile Vietnam, which was an early adopter of the technology.

ERIOPON E3-SAVE conserves time, water, energy and cost in polyester dyeing by combining pre-scouring, dyeing and reduction clearing in a single bath. Results from bulk production show that ERIOPON E3-SAVE has reduced process time by over 20% and water consumption by more than 50% which in turn saves the annual cost up to 30%.

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