HELSINKI – Finnish textile innovator Spinnova has partnered with chemicals company Kemira to develop an inherent dyeing technology said to reduce resource consumption comparative to widely used alternatives.
Spinnova’s method works by mass dyeing cellulosic fibre before extruding the filament. This, whilst cutting back the excessive volumes of water, energy, heavy metals and other substances attributed to alternate methods of textile dyeing, is also said to result in a high quality finish.
Spinnova CEO and co-founder, Janne Poranen, commented: “In addition to being the most sustainable way of dyeing, the fibre maintains this in-built colour really well. We have already made some successful trials, and the results are very promising.”