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Sensil WaterCare conserves water and reduces pollution

Sensil’s responsible nylon fibres and fabrics aim to help improve textile industry sustainability.

10th December 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Migdal Haemek, Israel

Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear

“The traditional textile dyeing wet process is a water-intensive operation that often relies on century-old technology that guzzles water and energy,” says fibre producer Nilit. “Not only that but approximately 20% of global industrial water pollution can be attributed to textile dyeing and treatment,” the company says. According to the company, its new Sensil WaterCare offers water-conscious brands, retailers, and consumers a more sustainable choice to conserve precious resources and reduce water pollution, all while enjoying apparel that is as richly beautiful as it is responsible.

Nilit, a producer of sustainable premium nylon, says it has introduced Sensil WaterCare as part of its comprehensive Planet Promise textile sustainability commitment. Sensil WaterCare is pre-dyed so fabric and apparel makers can save 100% of the water, energy, and chemicals involved in the traditional colouration process, explains Nilit. Plus, Sensil WaterCare significantly reduces processing time, water treatment costs, and the risk of pollution to rivers, lakes, and oceans, it adds.

“Water is the foundation of life and protecting it is a corporate mandate we take very seriously at Nilit,” says Ilan Melamed, Nilit General Manager. “Our R&D efforts are focused on developing new Sensil products like WaterCare that support the industry’s sustainability goals and respond to growing consumer demands for textiles and apparel that are more responsibly made.”

New Sensil WaterCare is spun-dyed. Environmentally responsible pigments such as charcoal and coffee bean shells, among others, offer sustainable coloration that reflects the natural world, Nilit says. Colour is embedded in the yarn as it is produced, resulting in exquisite, uniform colour depth and lustre that won’t wash out, even at high temperatures, the company says. Garments resist fading so they last longer, and dyes do not wash out in the laundry, Nilit adds.

“From the perspective of Nilit’s Total Product Sustainability approach, Sensil WaterCare can make a significant impact when its many advantages are considered,” says Bernardo Staiano, Nilit CTO. “Sensil WaterCare can shorten the product development cycle, improve productivity, and reduce the burden of sampling and returns. These are tangible efficiency gains for the textile industry and also substantial benefits for the planet and people.”

Sensil’s family of premium nylon products addresses resource conservation, pollution elimination, biodegradability, and recycled inputs to help advance textile industry sustainability, Nilit says. The company explains that it collaborates with key partners to improve sustainability throughout the global value chain and educate consumers about responsible choices.

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