Our laboratory, cutting-edge R&D

We firmly believe that key for the success for our Customers relies on the constant innovation we bring in developing our products and processes.

For this reason we have decided to invest in an intern laboratory, the primary source of dynamism in our business, up to a point avant-garde analytical and applicative research. Today our laboratory is one of our biggest strengths for the number of people engaged in research, consistency, type of instrumentation used and production capacity.

Our equipment speaks for itself:

  • Dyeing units, padding apparatus, closed and open equipment, drums, used to carry out samples on textiles and leather;
  • Gyrowash, Suntest e Xenotest machines used for accelerated tests for resistance to washing and light fastness;
  • UHPLC coupled with a diode array detector and a quadrupole-time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometer detectors, GC coupled with a flame ionization detector and another with a quadrupole mass spectrometer, IC with conductivity cell , IR and UV-visible spectrophotometers.

We are not only a technical partner for the supply of quality dyes and auxiliaries, but also in the field of research and development of new products and application processes for fabrics, yarns, leather, wood and plastic.
We ensure our Customer’s satisfaction by doing the following:

  • to test the supply of raw materials
  • to develop thousands of dyeing recipes every year
  • to design innovative applications
  • to customize dyeing or colouring solutions on specific needs

High technology, the driving force behind innovation

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the dynamic development and use of advanced technologies in the management of dyeing processes.
This is the case of the DyeControl ® system, which we created to make the most out of the use of an international patent in industrial environments that we developed in 2003 in collaboration with the company Loris Bellini.

In essence, DyeControl ® allows the dyer to monitor the exhaustion of the dyes in the dye baths,  distinguishing the quantity of each dye added to the recipe and its behavior.

It can be installed in both laboratory and industrial process machinery, and is connected to a
software that manages the automatic acquisition of the measurements, the calculation of the
concentration of the dyes and the recording of the results.

The benefits can be measured in terms of:

  • analysis of the exhaustion of dyes during the dyeing process
  • a real-time comparison between an ongoing dyeing process and a previously stored run or standard process
  • the choice of the best dyes and auxiliaries
  • the estimate of the actual amount of dye released at the end of the process
  • the ease of transferring recipes from the lab machines to the industrial process machines

The environment, a resource that needs protection

We are aware of the impact that working in the chemical industry has on the environment, and we constantly strive to treat carefully and responsibly the area in which we live and work.
Our first commitment is to observe the law that regulates health, safety and environmental protection. We select suppliers strictly from companies that can prove they have a compliant system of wastewater treatment.

We are also engaged in an efficient and rational consumption of natural resources such as water and energy that we use in our work activities, almost 60% of the electricity we use comes from renewable sources, particularly from our photovoltaic system which we installed back in 2012.

In addition, we are always searching for solutions to reduce the environmental impact of our dyes and auxiliaries through the dyeing processes, making the able to work at lower temperatures and by offering metal- and chrome-free products. More generally, where possible we push our workers to reduce, reuse and recycle in all our business offices and facilities to encourage the sustainable development of our company in the area.

It is our responsibility towards the future generations.

Partnership with the scientific and academic worlds

Integrating our “know-how” with the academic knowledge is the goal that motivates us to develop partnership with the nearby University to give both to new resource programs in collaboration, trying to discover new applicative solutions for the future.

One example is our partnership with the University of Padua. It began in 2011, and has since then been renewed every year, for scientific research aimed at the development of analytical methods for the use of dyes, in particular:

  • 2011 – with the Mathematics Department: a study on how to improve the Zaitex software in creating recipes / correcting color for the calculation of recipes used in fabric dyeing
  • 2012 – with the Industrial Engineering Department: research aimed at optimizing the granulation process
  • 2013 – with the Chemistry Department: research into the optimization of analytical procedures for the characterization of organic dyes for the purposes of REACH and CLP

These scientific collaborations provide us with the unique opportunity to improve and diversify our scientific and technical knowledge, giving new momentum the to research and experimentation projects.