The Spanish company, Jeanologia, specialist in sustainable technologies for garment finishing, made an exclusive presentation at ITMA Milan of the´zero discharge production centre´, the first Jeans finishing plant that guarantees ZERO®Ø contamination. ZERO®Øtechnology recycles 100 per cent of the water used, eliminating the need for water treatment and also the use of pumice stone.
The zero discharge production centre will revolutionise the textile industry because, for the first time ever, a Denim treatment plant will achieve ZERO®Ø waste, thanks to the efficient combination of Jeanologia's three technologies: the light of the laser, wet and dry Ozone G2, and the nano bubbles of the reactor eFlow. And ZERO®Ø means ZERO.
After 20 years researching and developing technological solutions for the textile industry, Jeanologia is today able to present the first ever Jeans finishing plant that recycles water and avoids any use of pumice stone, optimising the complete process yet with zero concessions on the ´final look´. The combination of the company´s laser, G2, and eFlow technologies reduces water consumption by 90 per cent, the use of chemicals by 90 per cent, and energy consumption by 50 per cent.
For Jeanologia´s CEO, Enrique Silla, the introduction of the THE ZERO®Ø ´represents a revolution in the textile industry´ because ´at Jeanologia we have managed to transform the way that jeans are produced, by way of technologies that reduce the use of water, chemicals, and energy, and we are now taking this transformation a step further with our ZERO®Ø technology, which recycles the water used and eliminates any waste.´
The Denim industry currently uses around 350 million m3 of water; and Jeanologia's intelligent treatment plant, ZERO®Ø, will achieve a water saving of 315 million m3. Jeanologia believes that by 2020 80 per cent of global production will be generated by zero discharge centers.
The Spanish company´s technological innovations have made it the world´s leading player in sustainable and efficient solutions for the garment finishing sector; and with ZERO®Ø, it is now making advances in the optimisation of production processes, in the reduction of waiting times, and in the adaptation to large and smaller scale production.
Jeanologia is helping to improve transparency in the textile industry, which at times has been accused of archaic and pollutant production processes. The technological innovation provided by the zero discharge production centre is key when it comes to certifying an industry as sustainable.