HONG KONG – A new time-saving mobile app that makes it easy for textile mills to create their own chemical inventories on the factory floor will soon be available on the market.

Inspired by the popular wine app Vivino, which scans the label on a bottle with a mobile phone to reveal what’s inside, the new chemical app works in a similar way – giving dyehouses a new tool to create accurate chemical inventories and help brands track compliance.

Once the label on barrel of a chemical has been scanned by the app, it instantly taps into an online database of 45,000 commercially available textile chemical formulations to find out if the substances comply with a range of industry standards and MRSLs.

The Hong Kong business that’s launching the tool is already working with a number of leading textile chemical suppliers and brands such as Lidl, Lindex, Bestseller and Orsay. Speaking exclusively to Ecotextile News at the recent ITMA in Barcelona, the company says that in future, the app could also be integrated into existing textile industry chemical management tools as the industry works towards harmonisation.

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