Water – The Lifeline of Textile Industries
Textile industries are water intensive and vast amounts of water are used throughout the textile manufacturing processes. Dyes, chemicals and finishing agents are applied to fabrics in water baths. The preparation steps, such as sizing, de-sizing, scouring, bleaching, mercerising, dyeing, printing, washing etc., often use aqueous systems. The textile industry is dependent on water for practically all the processes in manufacturing activity and the water consumption in the textile industry is very high. With high water consumption comes high water related problems.
Hard Water Can Be Hard On Your Textile Industry
Water is critical for almost all manufacturing processes in a textile industry. It is the main medium for wet processing. The water that is supplied to the industries usually contains impurities and is often hard. Hard water is water that is high in dissolved minerals, largely calcium and magnesium. If the water supplied is left untreated, it can lead to a cascading list of problems in the textile industry that can adversely affect productivity and profitability of the industry.
Untreated water causes many serious issues in the textile industry. A few common problems observed due to the use of hard water are
With hard water, soaps do not lather easily. This leads to high soap consumption.
Redeposition of dirt and insoluble soaps on the fabrics being washed causes yellowing and leads to uneven dyeing.
The salts present in hard water can react with dyes and may change the shade.
Hard water can make dyes insoluble or cause tippy dyeing.
Untreated water can reduce dye diffusion.
Hard water can interfere with catalysts making them less potent.
Hard water scaling can lead to loss of boiler efficiency and may cause premature failure of machinery and plumbing.
Blocked nozzles is also a problem caused due to hard water.
Weave More Profits With Structured Water
You can turn your textile industry more profitable with Structured Water. Structured Water offers a sustainable solution for many problems. A water structuring unit is an innovative solution that guarantees a maintenance-free solution for your textile industry. Structured water is water that is softened naturally. It is conditioned water in which hardness causing free ions are neutralised by a natural process. Hence, there is no buildup of scales in the nozzles, boilers, or in the plumbing. With the use of structured water, the common issue of frequent clogging of nozzles in chiller / humidifier plants is avoided. This reduces unexpected breakdowns and loss of efficiency and productivity. Also, metal surfaces remain corrosion-free. There is no drop in efficiency or performance.
As structured water is soft water, soap lathers readily with it. This reduces detergent consumption.
Structured water is water with low surface tension. Due to the reduced surface tension, dyes and colours spread evenly with the use of structured water.
In textile industries, controlling the ambient humidity ensures an increase in productivity. This is due to the better strength and elasticity of textile fibres when processed at higher humidity levels. An added advantage of this condition is reduced atmospheric dust. With the use of Structured Water, maintaining a constant Relative Humidity (RH) is easier. This greatly boosts the quality of textile and the performance of the plant.
A water structuring unit does not comprise any moving parts or filters. Hence, it does not need any replacement parts and is a lifetime solution that guarantees soft, clean, pure and energised water that ensures costs stay low and efficiency, productivity and profitability of your textile industry stay high.
About Crystal Blue
Crystal Blue is a licensed manufacturer & distributor of Water Structuring Units in India. Our products improve the quality of water through a proprietary mix of vortex flow, materials & minerals that emulate the flow of water in nature. Our water structuring devices can be operated without electric power and are maintenance-free. They are eco-friendly, safe to use and work without any chemicals, salts or magnets. They are a cost-effective solution that helps you save time, money, increase productivity and profitability in your textile industry.