Belgium based Devan, one of the leading companies in sustainable and functional textile finishing, took an important step in terms of climate change, reducing water consumption and sustainability. The company uses the patented e-Flow technology of Jeanologia developer of innovative finishing technologies in order to minimise water consumption in textile production, especially in denim. Thus, Devan can apply a more efficient and sustainable finishing process to the garments.
Devan has been trying to make ‘green’ chemistry prominent in the world since the early 1990s, while Jeanologia is an innovative company with over 25 years of experience in the development of sustainable and eco-efficient technologies for the finishing industry. Combining decades of experience, they support sustainable textile together. Devan’s awarded BI-OME antimicrobial and R-Vital skincare range application gives high quality results with less water consumption by Jeanologia’s e-Flow technology.
Devan focuses on more sustainable application methods
Devan Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Dr. Vanessa Daelman pointed out that the textile industry uses 4% of the global freshwater. Stating that they are continuously working on more sustainable solutions at Devan, Daelman continued her words as follows;
“We of course highly value sustainable application methods from Jeanologia, like e-Flow, in order to reduce the excess water usage during textile application. We are delighted that we could work together with Jeanologia and establish that Devan technologies can be easily applied via these technologies onto garments or fabrics like denim and with full retention of functionality. This application method also allows post garment treatment of our finishes, for example, an antimicrobial treatment onto already finished garments, which will be increasingly important in a more circular textile world where re-use plays an important role”.
High quality, minimum water consumption with Jeanologia
Jeanologia’s e-Flow technology can accomplish a considerable number of highest quality finishing effects with a minimal amount of water and zero discharge. The technology uses micronisation and nebulisation to substitute traditional abrasion process and deliver performance chemistry using nano-bubbles instead of water. Reducing the cost of application, the technology saves the amount of water used and ensures that the correct amount of chemistry stays in the garment and not in the water. While e-Flow is the perfect fit for every industrial washing machine, this allows mills and brands to apply Devan’s technologies in a more sustainable way than using traditional application equipment, even for smaller production runs and direct onto garments.