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RUDOLF HUB1922 : Innovation rooted into Aspirational Chemistry (c) RUDOLF Group
26.10.2020

RUDOLF HUB1922 : Innovation rooted into Aspirational Chemistry

The textile industry, one of the major industrial sectors worldwide, is going through a significant revolution, with changes taking place in various sections of textile processing. Biotechnology and biomimicry, for example, are continuously playing an important role in redefining the influence of the textile industry on society, and so is progress made in auxiliary chemistry, with advances investigated and then applied in almost every section of textile processing.  The outcome is amazingly promising.

Modern, real science is inextricably intertwined with environmental consciousness and they are definitely not mutually exclusive.

The textile industry, one of the major industrial sectors worldwide, is going through a significant revolution, with changes taking place in various sections of textile processing. Biotechnology and biomimicry, for example, are continuously playing an important role in redefining the influence of the textile industry on society, and so is progress made in auxiliary chemistry, with advances investigated and then applied in almost every section of textile processing.  The outcome is amazingly promising.

Modern, real science is inextricably intertwined with environmental consciousness and they are definitely not mutually exclusive.

At RUDOLF GROUP modern, real science means pushing R&D so to constantly explore new technology and innovations that help transform the textile and fashion industries. We work to reduce the overall dependency on traditional and virgin resources.  Getting textile manufacturers as well as brand and retailers on board is key to achieve real change. By 2030 we aim for a significant fraction of our products to be either sourced through paths alternative to the traditional petrochemicals, or by upcycling waste and/or byproducts from other industries.

“This is the kind of genuine, tangible, environmental consciousness that truly defines us and that entails that RUDOLF GROUP has a responsibility for the needs of society as a whole.” Said Alberto De Conti, Head of Rudolf Fashion Division “We have a maniacal attention to the environmental impact of our operations and products. We have truly embedded in ourselves the notion that “sustainability” is a key issue and critical to the long-term survival of our company and of society at large. “

The combination of modern, real science and environmental consciousness leads to what RUDOLF GROUP call aspirational chemistry something unique and something that positions us as shining example and guiding light throughout the industry. That is, in fact, BETTER CHEMISTRY.

Two are the innovations rooted in aspirational chemistry that RUDOLF HUB1922 presents. The first one is our WASHLESS technology and the second one is a brand new launch: LASER SMOOTHER, which supports laser technology and helps creating much better denim looks.

WASHLESS

HUB1922 WASHLESS, which can be applied to both denim and non-denim, is the simultaneous application of
-    proprietary fluorine-free DWR (Durable Water Resistance) based on biomimicry to repel dirt
-    anti-microbial, anti-bacteria and anti-viral, non-migrating chemistry to stop body odour.
The combination of the 2 translates into garments that don’t require to be washed as much.

Life cycle assessment studies on clothes, detergents and washing machines show that home laundering is always the most energy‐demanding period during these products' life cycle, even higher than production or transportation phases.

“WASHLESS aims at changing consumer habits in clothing maintenance to a more environmentally friendly direction and represents a change that is the most feasible and efficient. Making washing machines obsolete is impossible, but even though the technologies in clothes cleaning have improved greatly, the washing frequency has not been reduced. We own more and more clothing and wash it more frequently. This increased amount of washing counteracts the technological improvements in home laundry. “ said De Conti.

It is only by understanding the climate change impact associated with home laundering that product innovations and consumer education can be explored. Studies consistently show that a carbon dioxide reduction of 105 MT and electricity savings of 142 thousand GWh can be obtained by reducing home laundering, on average, by 1/3. This is roughly equivalent to removing 12% of the 140 M passenger cars in the US, or taking 23 coal power plants off the grid. In addition, more than 60% of water consumed while laundering (2,000 billion liters) can be reduced through these strategies.

LASER SMOOTHER

Laser denim is the current dominant technology available to the denim industry to create locally abraded areas, vintage effects, whiskers, patterns, patches, and even intentional holes and tears in a garment. Laser technology uses less water, harmful chemicals (such as potassium permanganate) and energy to create a wide variety of denim looks.

However, laser is not always able to produce the desired look, on the desired fabric, in the desired time. Therefore, chemical companies have been developing laser boosters that can be pre-applied to the garments in order to intensify the effect of the laser to mimic heavier bleaching applications. Unfortunately, laser boosters can create blurred images where the definition is lower and the overall image less natural.

The brand new RUDOLF HUB1922 LASER SMOOTHER is an all-in-one formulation, very easy to pre-apply to garments before laser burning and that return a very natural image which is very similar to the highly desirable hand scraping. Laser smoother can be applied by traditional exhaust or through nebulization and it dries at normal temperature in normal tumble driers.  Advantages of LASER PRIMER are:

•    Remarkable enhancement of the fabric’s characteristics (heightening of material)
•    Overall effect much more natural and similar to manual scraping (craftsmanship dimension)
•    Reduced required laser power to achieve the wanted effect (conspicuous energy saving)
•    A faster laser burning process (significant time saving, depending on the final effect)
•    Any other chemical spray is not required (environmental friendliness)
•    Reduced cost compared to other solution (financial viability)

Weitere Informationen:
Rudolf Group HUB1922 Denim
Quelle:

EFFE-BI SRL PR & COMMUNICATION 

Finally: the fast-acting, all-in-one, highly durable antibacterial and antiviral solution for textiles: RUCO®-BAC AGP. (c) RUDOLF GmbH
24.06.2020

Finally: the fast-acting, all-in-one, highly durable antibacterial and antiviral solution for textiles: RUCO®-BAC AGP.

  • RUDOLF GROUP is thrilled to unveil the perfected antiviral features embedded in RUCO®-BAC AGP, the Company’s flagship antimicrobial product for textile applications.

As a consequence of COVID-19 global pandemic the demand for chemical auxiliaries with antimicrobial effect has boomed. RUDOLF GROUP invested important resources in the meticulous assessment of a new antiviral feature which is now added to one of their leading technologies .

Such an effort returned the surprisingly fast and most comprehensive antibacterial and antiviral textile finishing on the market: RUCO®-BAC AGP.

History has led to great vision and innovation

The powerful antimicrobial effectiveness of RUCO®-BAC AGP is rooted in the extraordinary properties of silver, whose antimicrobial magic is lost in the mists of time. Already known by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, water and milk were preserved by using silver coins through the early modern age.

  • RUDOLF GROUP is thrilled to unveil the perfected antiviral features embedded in RUCO®-BAC AGP, the Company’s flagship antimicrobial product for textile applications.

As a consequence of COVID-19 global pandemic the demand for chemical auxiliaries with antimicrobial effect has boomed. RUDOLF GROUP invested important resources in the meticulous assessment of a new antiviral feature which is now added to one of their leading technologies .

Such an effort returned the surprisingly fast and most comprehensive antibacterial and antiviral textile finishing on the market: RUCO®-BAC AGP.

History has led to great vision and innovation

The powerful antimicrobial effectiveness of RUCO®-BAC AGP is rooted in the extraordinary properties of silver, whose antimicrobial magic is lost in the mists of time. Already known by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, water and milk were preserved by using silver coins through the early modern age.

R&D at RUDOLF GROUP has mounted silver on highly sophisticated, functional and registered microstructures that strengthen and amplify the qualities of this noble metal.

RUDOLF’s proprietary microstructures are the responsible hidden secret and key technical breakthrough behind both efficacy and durability of RUCO®-BAC AGP. This innovation is now the preferred solution to help reducing proliferation and cross-contamination of bacteria and enveloped-virus on textiles.

One gram of microstructures has the astonishing superficial area of about 60 m². The advantage of a much higher surface is that the consumption of resources and dosages can be minimized by the factor 100 and that makes RUCO®-BAC AGP a highly conscious choice.

“Due to the microstructures, a virtually infinite protective shield is created in the textile from which highly effective positive silver ions are set free in small, exactly dosed quantities” says Dr. Dirk Sielemann, R&D Director at Rudolf Group.

Taking performance to the next level

RUCO-BAC AGP effectively protects any textile against bacteria (harmful and odour-causing) and its superior antiviral performance on textiles has been independently demonstrated by applying the most modern testing methods. Assessments were carried out on enveloped Coronaviridae families known to cause a broad spectrum of animal and human diseases.

The microstructures in RUCO®-BAC AGP trigger their powerful antibacterial and antiviral effects based on 3 distinctive inhibiting mechanisms:
1.    Blocking of oxygen-transporting enzymes therefore leading to impaired growth;
2.    Crushing of disulfide bonds and therefore structure of sulphur-containing proteins.
3.    Possible interference with Bacteria and virus surface protein in the membrane.

RUCO®-BAC AGP is intended for the protection of the treated textiles and the microstructures of RUCO®-BAC AGP were studied thinking of performance and safety. It is suitable for next-to-skin applications and cytotoxicity tests show that RUCO®-BAC AGP has no influence on the natural microflora of the skin. Furthermore, because of the adhesion mechanism of its microstructures, RUCO®-BAC AGP is only active in/on the textile and it is non-migrating. 

“This year 202o is being highly emotional and it’s leading to the widespread introduction of antimicrobials on textile and to a myriad of vague, misleading or unsubstantiated marketing claims”, states Dr. Gunther Duschek, Managing Director at RUDOLF GROUP. He concludes “As a highly responsible company, we move cautiously and stand for technologies and practices that are effective, truthful and limit the exposure of apparel manufacturers, retailers and buyers to any risk”.

Quelle:

EFFE-BI SRL PR & COMMUNICATION

19.06.2019

Die ZDHC Stiftung begrüßt die Gruppe der weltweit führenden Chemieanbieter (*GCIRT)

Nach intensiven und konstruktiven Gesprächen verkündeten der Global Chemical Industry Round Table (GCIRT*) und das ZDHC-Management ihre Übereinkunft über die organisatorische Verpflichtung der ZDHC sowie ihr gemeinsames Verständnis über die Rolle der Chemieanbieter innerhalb des ZDHC-Programms.

Der Global Chemical Industry Round Table (*GCIRT - Runder Tisch der globalen Chemieindustrie), bestehend aus den führenden Anbietern von chemischen Lösungen für die Textil- und Lederindustrie, schließt sich dem ZDHC-Programm an. Ziel ist, die schnellere Umgestaltung der Industrie zu unterstützen, Komplexität aus der Lieferkette zu nehmen und den Kunden zu helfen, eine geeignete, nachhaltige Lösung zu finden.

(*GCIRT) ARCHROMA MANAGEMENT LLC (Schweiz); CHT Germany GmbH (Deutschland); Colourtex Industries Private Limited (Indien); DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd (Singapur); Huntsman Textile Effects (Singapur); KISCO (Korea); Pulcra Chemicals GmbH (Deutschland); RUDOLF GmbH (Deutschland); TANATEX Chemicals B.V. (Niederlande).

Nach intensiven und konstruktiven Gesprächen verkündeten der Global Chemical Industry Round Table (GCIRT*) und das ZDHC-Management ihre Übereinkunft über die organisatorische Verpflichtung der ZDHC sowie ihr gemeinsames Verständnis über die Rolle der Chemieanbieter innerhalb des ZDHC-Programms.

Der Global Chemical Industry Round Table (*GCIRT - Runder Tisch der globalen Chemieindustrie), bestehend aus den führenden Anbietern von chemischen Lösungen für die Textil- und Lederindustrie, schließt sich dem ZDHC-Programm an. Ziel ist, die schnellere Umgestaltung der Industrie zu unterstützen, Komplexität aus der Lieferkette zu nehmen und den Kunden zu helfen, eine geeignete, nachhaltige Lösung zu finden.

(*GCIRT) ARCHROMA MANAGEMENT LLC (Schweiz); CHT Germany GmbH (Deutschland); Colourtex Industries Private Limited (Indien); DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd (Singapur); Huntsman Textile Effects (Singapur); KISCO (Korea); Pulcra Chemicals GmbH (Deutschland); RUDOLF GmbH (Deutschland); TANATEX Chemicals B.V. (Niederlande).

Quelle:

ZDHC Foundation

14.06.2019

RUDOLF GROUP: Nachhaltigkeit und Performance mit ECO-VENT®

Die neue Generation ökologischer wasserdampfdurchlässiger PU-Beschichtungen

Nahezu alle „atmungsaktiven“ PU-Direktbeschichtungen werden heutzutage aus Lösemittelsystemen appliziert. Diese Produkte beinhalten z.T. gesundheitsschädliche und umweltgefährdende Lösemittel.
Um das „Lösemittel“-Problem zu lösen, hat die RUDOLF GROUP ECO-VENT® entwickelt:

Eine wasserbasierende Beschichtung, die neue Perspektiven für eine Vielzahl von beschichteten Artikeln eröffnet, die wasserdampfdurchlässig und damit „atmungsaktiv“ sind.
Die optimale PFC-freie, wasserdichte und atmungsaktive Schutzbekleidung kann mit den verschiedenen RUDOLF-Technologien ausgerüstet werden:

  • Außenschicht ausgerüstet mit BIONIC-FINISH®ECO
  • Direktbeschichtung mit ECO-VENT®
  • Innenfutter mit Moisture-Management dank der hydrophilen HYDROCOOL®-Ausrüstung

Die neue Generation ökologischer wasserdampfdurchlässiger PU-Beschichtungen

Nahezu alle „atmungsaktiven“ PU-Direktbeschichtungen werden heutzutage aus Lösemittelsystemen appliziert. Diese Produkte beinhalten z.T. gesundheitsschädliche und umweltgefährdende Lösemittel.
Um das „Lösemittel“-Problem zu lösen, hat die RUDOLF GROUP ECO-VENT® entwickelt:

Eine wasserbasierende Beschichtung, die neue Perspektiven für eine Vielzahl von beschichteten Artikeln eröffnet, die wasserdampfdurchlässig und damit „atmungsaktiv“ sind.
Die optimale PFC-freie, wasserdichte und atmungsaktive Schutzbekleidung kann mit den verschiedenen RUDOLF-Technologien ausgerüstet werden:

  • Außenschicht ausgerüstet mit BIONIC-FINISH®ECO
  • Direktbeschichtung mit ECO-VENT®
  • Innenfutter mit Moisture-Management dank der hydrophilen HYDROCOOL®-Ausrüstung
Weitere Informationen:
Rudolf Group ECO-VENT
Quelle:

RUDOLF GmbH