H2COLOR, A HYBRID DYE MADE FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY
AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY.
One third of the world population is lacking clean water, but the times of immoderate water usage by the industry seem to be ending, mainly because the price of water is higher by the day and environmental regulation is stricter in most countries. The other reason is that in most areas where the textile industry is implanted, there simply isn't enough clean water to use.
The textile industry is one of the three most pollutant and biggest consumers of water in the world. Everyday millions of tons of water are contaminated with dyes, salt, heavy metals and toxic substances of all kinds. Most of that water is sent back to the environment very inadequately treated and dangerously harmful to the fauna and flora of rivers. The water is mostly used in dyeing processes of cotton and other cellulosic fibers, which are mostly dyed with reactive dyes.
These dyes require huge amounts of water in the process of ensuring that the fibers have good wet fastness by washing off loose hydrolyzed dye the remains after the dyeing process.