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Towards an increasingly sustainable textiles industry

The BeSo Responsible project by CHT made using Q-Cycle yarn by Fulgar will be presented at Performance Days from 20-21 March 2024.

19th March 2024

Knitting Industry
 |  Milan


The partnership between CHT, a leading company in the chemical products industry, and Fulgar, a global producer of man-made fibre, has confirmed their status as members of a strategic union that can develop pioneering, responsible solutions for the textiles industry, with the primary aim of helping companies achieve their sustainability objectives.

This highly successful collaboration will presented during this week’s Performance Days, the Munich trade fair dedicated to the world of textiles, combines the abilities of two global leaders that are poised to revolutionise the textile supply chain, says Fulgar.

In particular, CHT’s BeSo Responsible project is based on more efficient resource use in order to improve the textile dyeing process. It provides a solution that can easily be adapted to every company’s requirements, ensuring lower resource use.

To be specific, the BeSo Responsible Shortcut process is an innovative approach to dyeing for Q-Cycle yarn by Fulgar, efficiently combining dyeing and fixing (post-treatment) in a single cycle, generating significant savings in time, water and energy.

The process involves the use of Sarabid IPM levelling agent and the PAFIX SBS post-treatment by CHT. Depending on the colour shade, then, the Shortcut process can be optimised to obtain maximum savings, eliminating the supplementary post-treatment stage. The application of Bemacid acid colourants by CHT, like Bemacid N-TF or Bemacid F-T, further improves development, offering high colour solidity and contributing to greater overall quality and duration of the dyed yarn.

Q-Cycle by Fulgar is a 100% recycled polyamide fibre based on a mass balance approach monitored by third parties. The fibre, produced without the use of virgin raw materials obtained from crude oil, is the result of an innovative chemical recycling technology where the raw material required for the production of the yarn is replaced by pyrolysis oil from end-of-life tyres. This makes it possible to make reductions of up to 50% of CO2 during production of the yarn. The application of CHT’s Shortcut process to Q-Cycle by Fulgar aims to offer the functional and aesthetic advantages of quality, performance and comfort of products made using virgin polyamide, but with a green plus.

With the ‘Best Solution’, or BeSo, concept, the CHT Group offers a range of ultra-modern solutions that give fabrics high-performance properties. These innovative solutions have been developed for a wider range of materials, according to the field of application. Their method of use can also be configured and combined in different ways to fulfil the most demanding requirements in terms of performance and sustainability. The collaboration with CHT & Fulgar offers companies the opportunity to achieve high quality standards while also supporting their sustainability strategy.

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