Clariant’s Advanced Denim technology honored with prestigious innovation award
Industry leadershipClariant’s Advanced Denim is a remarkable illustration of the company’s commitment to developing and introducing solutions for a more sustainable textile industry. This commitment led to the recent launch of its new sustainable service: ONE WAY. Clariant’s ONE WAY will help textile mills, brands and retailers to develop innovative solutions that are both more ecologically and economically sustainable by providing a fast, measurable and reliable approach to the selection of chemical products and process solutions. Based on stringent standards and a systematic approach with a unique set of sophisticated tools, Clariant’s ONE WAY will allow customers to make an informed decision by delivering the overall cost and performance profile of a given textile solution, as well as its impact against key ecological performance indicators, such as COD, BOD, CO2 emissions, energy and water. Clariant’s ONE WAY aims to raise industry awareness and efforts to create a more sustainable global textile value chain by developing and introducing innovative textile solutions that balance the twin objectives of ecology and economy. For more information, please visit: www.textiles.clariant.com.
Innovation and sustainability rooted in Clariant’s strategyIt is the second year in a row that Clariant is honored by the leading international information provider for the chemical industry. In 2011, Clariant received a special mention for its EasyWhite Tan process, a fundamental advance in tanning allowing a simpler, safer way to tan leather while reducing water and chemical consumption and waste water salinity, compared to established tanning technologies. This process allows a heavy metal free** tanning of leather answering requests by the final consumers for an environmental sound product. Advanced Denim and EasyWhite Tan are only two examples of Clariant’s constant flow of innovations that are safer for the user and gentler on the environment. Despite the challenging economic environment, Clariant intensified its efforts in 2011 to achieve sustainable management. The group is optimizing a large number of activities to meet sustainability objectives and, accordingly, in 2011 Clariant achieved further goals to reduce emissions and protect the environment. In addition, Clariant has set itself concrete environmental goals and aims to reduce by 2020 energy consumption in the Clariant Group by 30 percent and CO2 emissions and waste accumulation by 45 percent, each compared with 2005 levels. For more information, please visit: www.clariant.com. * Certificate number: ES-CA/016/007
** below limits of detection Source: Clariant On the right, you will find a brochure of Clariant’s Advanced Denim technology in german.