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New NILIT Sensil WaterCare Nylon Conserves Water and Reduces Pollution

Nilit, a producer of premium nylon, is introducing Sensil WaterCare as part of the company’s comprehensive Planet Promise textile sustainability commitment.

Sensil WaterCare is pre-dyed so fabric and apparel makers can save 100 percent of the water, energy and chemicals involved in the traditional coloration process. Sensil WaterCare also significantly reduces processing time, water treatment costs, and the risk of pollution to rivers, lakes and oceans.

Nilit noted that the traditional textile dyeing wet process is a water-intensive operation that often relies on technology that needs lots of water and energy. New Sensil WaterCare offers water-conscious brands, retailers and consumers a more sustainable choice to conserve precious resources and reduce water pollution.

“Water is the foundation of life and protecting it is a corporate mandate we take very seriously at Nilit,” Ilan Melamed, Nilit general manager, said. “Our R&D efforts are focused on developing new Sensil products like WaterCare that support the industry’s sustainability goals and respond to growing consumer demands for textiles and apparel that are more responsibly made.”

Sensil WaterCare is spun-dyed, with environmentally responsible pigments such as charcoal and coffee bean shells offering sustainable coloration that reflects the natural world. Color is embedded in the yarn as it is produced resulting in uniform color depth and luster that won’t wash out, even at high temperatures. Garments resist fading so they last longer, and dyes do not wash out in the laundry, it added.

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“From the perspective of Nilit’s Total Product Sustainability approach, Sensil WaterCare can make a significant impact when its many advantages are considered,” Bernardo Staiano, Nilit chief technology officer, said. “Sensil WaterCare can shorten the product development cycle, improve productivity, and reduce the burden of sampling and returns. These are tangible efficiency gains for the textile industry, and also substantial benefits for the planet and people.”

Sensil’s family of premium nylon products addresses resource conservation, pollution elimination, biodegradability and recycled inputs to help advance textile industry sustainability. Nilit collaborates with key partners to improve sustainability throughout the global value chain and educate consumers about responsible choices.

Nilit is a global producer of premium nylon 6.6 fashion and performance fibers. The company, founded in Israel in 1974, has four vertically integrated manufacturing facilities and global offices serving its customer base in EMEA, Asia, LATAM and North America.