With polyester, both recycled and water free dyeable already developed by the company, the success of the latter inspired further R&D that
has led to the launch of the world’s first water free dyeing of nylon. FENC innovations have pioneered the use of supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) in place of traditional water dyeing.
With global climate change, an ever increasing population, water is quickly becoming a scarce resource. Elimination of water from the dyeing process not only resolves the requirement for water, but also addresses the energy and capital intense costs for water treatment.
While polyester is the larger majority of all material use, nylon remains critical in particular to an ever growing women’s wear segment and athleisure.
After over five years of research and development on how to effectively process polyester without water, the water-free dyeing for nylon is no mean feat.
Zero water usage, reduced dye time, reduced energy use, and uniquely, zero compromise on the hand feel that would be expected of nylon, the water free dyed nylon is certain to gain a lot of interest.
One area that FENC had concerns is the textile waste traditionally sent to landfill. In response to this problem a new recycling process has been developed. FENC TopGreen rTEX is able to both divert textile waste from landfill to effectively cut off ecological damage at the
source, meet the high performance demands of global brand houses all while decreasing net carbon footprint at economy.
FENC’s aim is to provide solutions to their partners that use less resources, divert or recover waste from landfills and oceans, and prevent the accumulation of harmful toxic substances in the environment. With the vertically integrated in-house bottle recycling system, FENC is capable of developing sustainable innovations. With
global brands such as IKEA, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the latest companies try to collaboratively achieve both energy savings and carbon reduction by 2030.