Clariant demonstrates massive water savings for textiles industry

Specialty chemicals company Clariant has saved an estimated 700 million litres of water in 2012 with a new textile dyeing process.

The denim dyeing process enables potential water savings of 92% and 45% in energy consumption compared to conventional denim dyeing technologies.

The company has also published water-saving tips and technologies in a special edition of its "News Chat" newsletter.

Titled "Each Drop Counts - chemical solutions for reduced water consumption", it provides guidance to textile customers willing to join a rising global effort to address water scarcity.

New 'one way' score cards, featured in the publication and on the Clariant website, compares the percentage savings in water and energy consumption, chemical usage, time, carbon dioxide emissions and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) / Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) ratio against conventional processes.

According to Clariant, another of its processes reduce energy consumption by up to 43% and water consumption by up to 25% compared to the benchmark process.

Conor McGlone


| Water scarcity



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