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Achroma Integrates ZDHC-MRSL-Compliant Products into One Way Calculator

Achroma, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced last week that is has updated its One Way Calculator with Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturers Restricted Substance List (MRSL) -compliant products.

The One Way Calculator helps mills and brand owners to cultivate innovative textile solutions that are more ecologically and economically sustainable.

This change will help textile apparel and footwear customers save time while giving them the advantage of pre-selecting products that help decrease the amount of impurities in the manufacturing process. It will not only improve the final garment and fabric, but waste water as well.

The ZDHC Group’s Manufacturers List of Restricted Substances sets limits for the chemical groups that were banned under the ZDHC Joint Roadmap. The Joint Roadmap is a 2011 initiative launched by apparel and footwear brands to drive the industry to have zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

Achroma’s list of ZDHC MRSL-compliant colorants and chemicals for textile and apparel are integrated into the calculator. It features an array of colorants and chemicals for colors and functional effects, as well as process chemicals from covering fibers to finishing.

Paul Cowell, apparel & interior marketing manager Asia, for Textile Specialties Business at Achroma, said, “The update to ONE WAY will dramatically accelerate the product selection process and time by ensuring that the selected product is not only reducing the amount of energy and water in processing, but also meets the criteria for wastewater set by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Group.”

He added, “It adds a whole new level of support for mills and brand owners in their development of innovative textile solutions that are both ecologically and economically sustainable.”