Alchemie Secures Grant To Tackle Pollution In Textile Finishing

UK based Alchemie Technology has secured a major grant to tackle pollution in the global textile finishing industry as part of a collaboration between UK and Taiwan.

The grant totaling $934,048 will enable Alchemie and JSRTEX Group, a Taiwan-based textile manufacturing innovator, to drive transformation of Taiwan’s textile industry.

Objectives include eradicating textile lamination processes through development of an innovative, disruptive, and sustainable process to allow for digital, non-contact application of polyurethane.

The first R&D partnership of its kind between the two nations, the agreement will help cut emissions and wastewater in the supply chain.

The global laminated textiles market was worth $4 billion in 2021 and is forecast to reach $6.3 billion by 2030.

The program is expected to assist major fashion brands in reaching their ESG targets, creating a leaner, greener, and more accountable supply chain.

Alchemie recently launched its Endeavour low-carbon digital textile dyeing production and opened its production and demonstration facility in Taiwan, dedicated to dyeing woven polyester.

“Both initiatives represented significant milestones in Alchemie’s scaling-up journey,” the UK company said in a press release.

Alchemie’s Endeavour digital dyeing process reduces carbon footprint of dyeing by up to 85 percent, eliminating up to 95 percent of wastewater and reducing amount of chemicals by up to 30 percent.

The launch event of its Global Endeavour production launch took place in Taipei, Taiwan and was attended by senior government officials and several other key members of the Taiwan Parliament.

Alan Hudd, CEO and founder at Alchemie Technology, said, “The textile industry is all too aware of the challenges it faces when it comes to tackling emissions and pollution in the global supply chain.

“This collaboration between UK and Taiwan is a milestone for the industry, with two nations working together to offer practical solutions to completely transform the textile finishing process,” he added.

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