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New Fabric-Dyeing Technique Uses Fluid-State CO2, Not Water

Posted By Jasmin Malik Chua On September 1, 2010 @ 2:40 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Water Issues | 1 Comment

Refinity, DyeCoo, carbon dioxide, water, eco-friendly dyes, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style [1]Photo © Amber Isabel [2]

The vagaries of the fashion and textile industry haven’t been kind to our waterways. In fact, textile coloring and treatment accounts for 17 to 20 percent of global industrial pollution, according to The World Bank. [3] The solution? Remove water from the dyeing equation. DyeCoo Textile Systems [4] is a Dutch company that is doing just that with the first commercial dyeing machine to replace water with supercritical carbon dioxide — a pressurized form of the gas with unusual liquid-like properties.

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/01/new-fabric-dyeing-technique-uses-fluid-state-co2-not-water/refinity-no-h20-dyecoo-1/

[2] Amber Isabel: http://www.amberisabel.com/

[3] The World Bank.: http://www.worldbank.org/

[4] DyeCoo Textile Systems: http://www.ecouterre.com/22525/new-fabric-dyeing-technique-uses-fluid-state-co2-not-water/

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