Sustainability is in the limelight.

Plasma: make your choice!

Today, sustainability is in the limelight. It is the guest of honour at conventions and events,
it is a catchword for large companies and a widespread topic in many different sectors, ranging
from agribusiness to the textile industry.
Now, more than ever, this issue – which has long been upheld by renowned international associations
– is enjoying great momentum.
Grinp has been dealing with this for many years now, supporting its plasma technology – a
technology that arouses great interest, for it ensures an extremely low environmental impact
while providing numerous functionalities to the surface of materials.
Our technology is a real “chemical reactor”, in which the fabric undergoes preparation and
finishing “chemical reactions”, achieving the same result of the current, traditional bath-immersion
treatments, which require a large consumption of water and of chemical products
that are harmful to man and to the environment. Indeed, the real asset of Grinp technology is
to be seen in a 90% reduction of water consumption, a 70% reduction in the use of chemicals
and a 60% reduction of energy use. All this has one common denominator: zero toxic
discharge.

Sustainability
Grinp offers a comprehensive service based on high-profile chemical, physical and engineering
expertise, provided by a staff of professionals who earned their PhDs from
renowned universities in Germany, France and the United States. Grinp can also count on an
international network of advanced research centres that helped create a topnotch knowhow,
such as the Ghent research centre, the Centro Cotoniero in Busto Arsizio, Swerea (a
Swedish centre, specialised in scientific research) and, last but not least, the University of
Leeds.
By no means should our technology be mistaken for another kind of technology used for
plastic films, known as “corona” treatment, which has nothing to do with the role of the
“chemical reactor”.
But how did Grinp make its technology the keyword for textile sustainability?
The solution is to be found in the big brands’ tendency to go green, for this ensures a positive
aesthetic value, as well as low environmental impact processes.
In order to fulfil such a wide-ranging project, Grinp is cooperating with high-profile managers,
willing to raise the bar for market standards, involving the entire production chain, so
as to meet new requirements.
Today, Grinp can boast the largest number of running plasma systems in the textile industry,
installed at prestigious and pioneer companies operating in the technological sector.
Through a combination of expertise, professionalism, internationality, versatility and flexibility,
Grinp offers its clients a vast array of applications, such as cellulose preparation without
the causticising process, polyester cleaning without using solvents, replacement of chlorination
to prevent the matting of wool fabric, a drastic reduction of PFCs and, recently, the
experimentation of a sustainable optimisation of the ink-jet printing preparation phase
(which currently requires the use of many chemicals), in order to blend sustainable research
with performance.

Sustainability is a challenge for next century.