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Garmon introduces smart foam, the technology that makes water saving easy as blowing bubbles Result of a collaboration between three leading companies across the garment finishing market, smart foam simplifies the sustainable practices, helping suppliers of any segment achieve their sustainability goals. AMSTERDAM (October 23, 2019) - Garmon, the brand for chemical solutions for the denim and fashion industry owned by Kemin Industries, launches smart foam at The Kingpins Show in Amsterdam. Through an innovative patented* technology, smart foam has the goal of revolutionizing garment finishing. The system is designed to minimize natural resource consumption, making sustainable garment production easy and accessible. Innovative smart foam is a patented* technology, a result of a collaboration of Garmon, Itaclab and Mactec, three leading companies across the garment finishing industry. With smart foam the chemical carrier is not water, but a special foam created with a combination of new technologies: — Garmon’s tested and selected range of chemicals — easyfoam and easyfoam pro, Garmon’s special foaming agents — foam generating equipment recommended by Garmon The smart foam system can be used to create everything from traditional finishes to unique fashion concepts and styles. Sustainable The main benefit of smart foam is the great reduction of water and energy consumption. Compared to traditional washing processes, the application of chemicals through smart foam allows savings of up to 80% of water. All the treatments are performed at room temperature, therefore reducing the energy required. Moreover, when combined with Garmon certified chemicals, smart foam can be used to perform treatments fully compliant with greenofchange® requirements. Overall, smart foam helps suppliers of any segment achieve their sustainability goals, to better serve the fast-moving fashion industry. Easy smart foam has been designed to be the easiest and most affordable system to save water in garment finishing, making the technological investment accessible to any industrial laundry. Compared to nebulization systems, smart foam is up to 3 times faster to load chemicals in the washing machine, and it doesn’t require a sealed equipment, allowing technicians to interrupt finishing treatments and check garments with safety and ease. For this reason, KEMIN TEXTILES s.r.l. Strada Acquasalata 7D/E - 47899 Serravalle - Repubblica di San Marino T +378 0549 919611 F +378 0549 919699

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any type of washing machine - from the traditional to the advanced - can be utilized with the smart foam equipment and process. *patent pending

About Kemin Textile Auxiliaries Kemin Textiles Auxiliaries, through the brand Garmon, is a leader in the R&D and marketing of total chemical solutions, innovation and creativity for the denim and apparel industry. The company is internationally recognized as a symbol of pioneering evolution in the name of a better tomorrow. Since its birth in 1982, Garmon established itself at the very center of a narrative that talks to manufacturers, apparel brands and retailers about innovative chemical auxiliaries and solutions. For over 30 years, Garmon has been an R&D and marketing platform for fashion innovation and a reference for product quality and responsible practices. With manufacturing facilities in San Marino, Brazil, China, India and Turkey, the company operates in more than 30 countries through a commercial network of subsidiaries and agents. This global footprint ensures technical assistance in strategic textile areas around the world, as well as capillary distribution of both chemical products and related know-how.

Media Contacts Fabio Forti – fabio.forti@kemin.com Francesco Romiti – francesco.romiti@kemin.com KEMIN TEXTILES s.r.l. Strada Acquasalata 7D/E - 47899 Serravalle Repubblica di San Marino +378 0549 919611

KEMIN TEXTILES s.r.l. Strada Acquasalata 7D/E - 47899 Serravalle - Repubblica di San Marino T +378 0549 919611 F +378 0549 919699

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Garmon introduces Smart Foam, the technology that makes water saving easy as blowing bubbles  

Result of a collaboration between three leading companies across the garment finishing market, smart foam simplifies the sustainable practic...

Garmon introduces Smart Foam, the technology that makes water saving easy as blowing bubbles  

Result of a collaboration between three leading companies across the garment finishing market, smart foam simplifies the sustainable practic...