TINTEX PRODUCTS DIFFERENTIATION
In an increasingly competitive economy, the quality, sustainability, and innovation of products assert themselves as elements of indisputable differentiation. These vectors for advancement in an increasingly conscious and demanding era are embedded in everything and everyone at TINTEX. Innovation with more responsible, efficient manufacturing methods is central to the company’s competent team, who are driven by a forwardthinking mindset and supported by decades of technical experience. The company’s goals are to deliver natural and alternative fabrics which can outperform virgin synthetics ones, to help the industry overcoming its environmental fallouts and to be a champion for enterprise, research and community partnerships. The product range comprises solutions for fashion, workwear, footwear, bags, home textiles and protective equipment.
Regarding the fibers they use, the company defined an indicator of an ecological nature. This is the percentage of naturally ecological fibers used in new references considering the total number of new references that were developed. TINTEX carried out an analysis of the ecology of the fibers used in internal and external developments requested by customers. The company also established an annual target for developments using fibers that are naturally ecological in internal and collection (80%), and external developments (33%). The results show that in 2020 the company overcame the targets set for internal and external developments with 83% and 87%, respectively.
TINTEX’s conventional cotton is from Better Cotton Initiative. Otherwise, the cotton is either organic or recycled.
The company has become an expert in delivering cellulosic fabrics with extremely clean surfaces through minutely controlled mercerization and biopolishing processes. These enhance fabric quality and durability. Knits become shinier, smoother, and more malleable, that is, they gain more elasticity than conventional knits. This process induces changes in the cellulose molecules that allow light to have both controlled incidence and reflection. Overall, the products with PLUMMY® process are more luxurious and long-lasting.
Products developed under the NATURALLY CLEAN® brand underwent biopolishing using enzymes. With these products in hand, comfort is the word that comes to mind. The innovative process provides a smooth hand feel alongside with clean surfaces and vivid colors.
Within the scope of COLORAU®, which is about natural dyeing, some developments took place in 2020. The method for coloring materials using compounds naturally present on Nature has been patented by TINTEX. The process implies a pre-treatment of the substrate followed by a contact with natural colorants that come from a mixture of vegetable extracts and enzymes. The materials/substrates can be fabrics, fibers, yarns, films, or structures of natural or synthetic origin. A TINTEX client managed to certify its product as v-label using the natural coloring process of COLORAU® on
Part of the differentiation of TINTEX’s products is based on the type of fibers used. In this sense, the company promotes capsule collections with specific suppliers. TEXLOOP™ was developed with pre-consumer waste yarns such as recycled cotton. The project consists in yarn production with recycled fibers.
From plastic bottles to upcycled yarn, NewLife™ ensures the same level of performance and quality as a virgin yarn. With a unique production process, this innovative yarn contributes to significant savings when compared to traditional virgin yarn production processes:
32% reduction in CO2 emissions
94% reduction of water consumption
64% energy savings
What was once a used PET water bottle becomes yarn, preventing the deterioration of plastics in the environment.
Q-NOVA™ is a fiber obtained from pre-consumption waste with strong traceability requirements. The process involves a mechanical regeneration system without any resource to harmful chemical materials. Instead of being disposed of as external waste, these materials are recast in the form of a polymer.
_Lightweight fabrics with the same performance as fabrics made from cotton or polyester;
_Bright colors with its dyeing quality – fabrics and items of clothing as robust as those made from virgin polyamide.
Tencel™ – modal and lyocell – is a cellulosic fiber with a botanic origin which is produced with low environmental impact and can be biodegradable when disposed. Besides style and comfort, the major benefits of this fiber are reflected in its long lasting softness, good color retention and breathability. Tencel is obtained from sustainably sourced wood.