UK-based Xeros Technology Group, a leading water-saving technologies provider, has sewed a deal with India-based Ramsons to develop a range of sustainable garment finishing equipment.
The deal will now provide Ramsons with an exclusive manufacturing and sales license of Xeros-enabled garment finishing and dyeing equipment in South Asia as well as other selected countries.
It’s worth mentioning here that Xeros has forte in developing unique polymer-based technologies to save water during laundry process in the industries such as apparel and cleaning.
According to Mark Nichols, CEO, Xeros, the process of garment manufacturing, especially denim garments, puts natural environment under enormous pressure. “The process consumes huge amount of water and raw material whilst causing emissions of chemical and greenhouse gases,” said Mark while announcing the deal and added, “Now we have an opportunity to embed our products in Ramsons’ garment finishing equipment in order to improve the sustainability of the clothes significantly.”
As per deal, denim finishing is the first area Xeros and Ramsons are targeting at. Under this collaboration, a 5,000 litre machine is in development phase ahead of trials with major denim manufacturers. This machine reduces water and energy consumption as well as eliminates the need to use pumice stone in order to produce stone washed effects. The first machine is expected to be launched later this year.
Sunder Belani, Managing Director, Ramsons commented, “Indian and South Asian garment manufacturers are actively looking at innovative and new technologies to protect environment. By embedding Xeros’ products in our equipment, we will enable our clients to save water and energy as well as help them reduce harmful emissions.”