e.dye® Waterless Color System™ - Bio-based dyes
Melt dyeing of polyester. By mastering the solution dyed polyester process, e.dye® Waterless Color System™ presents a paradigm shift in textile dyeing that results in a 85 percent water savings in comparison to traditional piece dyeing, superior colorfastness, and a precise color system for matching and consistency.
The e.dye® Waterless Color System™ can demonstrate very clear water, energy and chemical savings. It requires less energy, reduces CO2 emissions and limits the chemicals used in traditional production processes. Solution dye is the process e.dye has mastered to bring beautiful colors to polyester textiles while reducing water consumption, pollution, and harmful chemicals. First, they mix the Masterbatch in specific amounts with virgin or recycled PET chips, this mixture is controlled by our Innovation Center staff. Several computer-controlled machines mix and melt the PET chips and Masterbatch together. This ‘solution’ is melted in the extruder, after being mixed to a uniform dispersion. Once heated into a liquid state it is extruded into filament. These filaments can be various diameters, depending on the size of the spinneret, they get spun together into yarn. After that, texture can be added and the yarn can be woven or knit into textiles. Wound yarns are stored in a climate-controlled room at the Innovation Center, or sent out to make fabrics and garments.
Traditional piece dyeing.