The aim is to embark on a journey towards sustainability, integrating product innovation with distinctive strategic actions

The aim is to embark on a journey towards sustainability, integrating product innovation with distinctive strategic actions

Garmon Chemicals has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability as part of a new growth strategy, which includes a set of strategic green actions aimed at increasing transparency and traceability in the company and throughout the industry.

The new goal for the firm, which in January 2018 became part of the US Kemin Industries group, is to embark on a journey towards sustainability, integrating product innovation with distinctive strategic actions.

Recent highlights include a partnership with the Alliance for Responsible Denim, obtaining the new ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 process certifications, and the launch of the 'Stretch Care' collection, which features a series of eco-compatible solutions, specific for stretch fabric finishing.

As part of its collaboration with the Alliance for Responsible Denim, Garmon Chemicals participated in a 'Doctor Visits' workshop in London last month, sharing best practice on sustainable manufacturing.

The firm shared its experience as a technical partner for finishing, and conducted team sessions with Jeanologia, a leading company for eco-sustainable technological solutions.

Meanwhile, Garmon Chemicals recently received two new certifications for compliance with ISO international standards as regards safety, reliability and quality, and launched the 'Stretch Care' collection; a line dedicated to enhancing the qualities and performance of stretch fabrics.

The formulations developed for the collection are especially suited for treatments with a high eco-compatibility rate and optimise the production process, according to the firm.

These include Geopower NPS, a compound which helps eliminate pumice stone from denim washings, thus reducing environmental costs and impacts, and Avol Oxy White, a bleaching agent designed to achieve localised effects on denim yet with an environmental impact that has been reduced to a minimum, a real challenge to the use of potassium permanganate which tends to be pervasively used as part of industrial processes.