ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka-based Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, weft knitted textile maker said it had developed new fabric dyeing technology that slashes water use by over 60 percent, cuts energy use by 20 percent and is 30 percent faster.
“After evaluating our water consumption, we understood that the actual performance of multistage washing operations depends on the chemical system and optimising the washing process could conserve significant amounts of water and energy,” Managing Director of Ocean Lanka, Austin Au said in a statement.
Au said its ‘Ocean Acqua+’ branded process give was particularly suited for ‘deep and vibrant’ coloured fabrics such as a black and scarlet red.
Senior Manager Dyeing & Finishing, Sadun Nalaka added, “As a responsible corporate citizen,
“..[W]e believe that reducing water consumption in textile processing is important for furthering pollution prevention efforts, due in part because excess water use dilutes pollutants and adds to the effluent load,” Senior Manager Dyeing & Finishing, Sadun Nalakas said.
“On the other hand, reducing wastewater also mitigates the need for expensive waste treatment systems.”
Set up in 1996, Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd says it is Sri Lanka’s largest weft knitted fabric manufacturer.
Among the brands it supplies are Victoria’s Secret, PVH (Tommy Hilfiger/Calvin Klein), Nike, Uniqlo, GAP, Amazon, Michael Kors, Marks and Spencer, Lacoste, Puma, Intimissimi and Hanes.
Ocean Lanka is a joint venture between Hong Kong based Fountain Set Holdings and and Sri Lanka’s Hirdaramani Group and Brandix Lanka Limited. (Colombo/Apr26/2021)