Officina39 expands further its Aqualess mission with its ‘Just One Step Process’, which combines several of its finishing solutions to save time, energy and water.
Andrea Venier, company CEO, told Inside Denim at Kingpins Amsterdam said, “We are constantly working on reducing the number of processes and washes that are traditionally applied in garment finishing.”
According to the company, to place a raw garment in the machine and have a garment with a basic vintage effect come out ready to be dried, already treated, bleached and softened.
Also, the possibility of combining its Novascraper Indigo, or Remover IND/J-N, a potassium permanganate replacement, with its Oz-One Powder or Aqualess Aged waterless enzymes, followed by its nebulization auxiliary to soften the products.
As a result, in a single go, requiring just a few rinse cycles in between, a finished and treated product is obtained.
On the other hand, they works closely with machine manufacturers to develop products adapted to the evolution of technology and to improve or optimize their potential, he said.
Meanwhile, in a partnership with indigo supplier BluConnection and denim mill Naveena, showcased at Kingpins, Officina39’s solutions reduced water usage by 75%, the company said.
In a partnership with BluConnection’s DenimBlu30 and BluWit, a new plant-based reducing agent that eliminates the need of hydrosulfite in the dyeing processes.
Also, Aqualess Mission is said to be even more effective as it is easier to neutralise the garment, which optimizes time and consumption (both reduced by 50% compared to a classic neutralisation) while maintaining an authentic denim aesthetic.