WHAT IS IT?
Kitotex® and SaveTheWater® refer to a Technology (made up of a know-how that includes patents) owned by Canepa S.p.A. that drastically reduces the consumption of water, chemicals and energy (CO2) in the fabric production process.
Candiani obtained the exclusive license to use such a Technology for the production of Denim fabric, as well as the above registered trademarks, from Canepa S.p.A.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The above Canepa’s Technology provides for the use of the “Chitosan”, a polymer that may be obtained by recycling the exoskeleton of shrimp.
The Technology at issue also allows the use of “Chitosan” in the dyeing process.
This Technology allows us to use 30% less energy, 50% less water, and 70% less chemicals in the dyeing process.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
The Canepa’s Technology at issue gives us the opportunity to fully replace PVA and other harmful substances and pollutants, by drastically cutting the use of chemicals in the dyeing and finishing process.
Moreover “Chitosan” is fully biodegradable and, after the production process, it helps to purify the discharged water.
Fabrics obtained by using the above Tecnology and therefore that are entitled to bear Kitotex® and SaveTheWater® trademarks even do offer benefits as far as the health of the consumers thanks to the anti-bacterial, anti-static and anti-mite properties of “Chitosan”.
For further informations please consult Canepa's website: http://www.canepaevolution.it/en/category/savethewater