Speed up your production efficiency with these practical tips
Increased production efficiency is on everyones wish list. We will share two simple and effective tips that we commonly give to mills while training them to be one of the top-performing mills in the world.
As a brand/retailer, you might want to check this with your dyers (the first advice alone can take your lab-dipping from 75% to 90% right-first-time!).
A corner stone of efficient production is training and supporting your supply chain. With on-site training and remote support, you can speed up production efficiency and increase product quality while organically supporting your sustainability goals.
Implement this at your dye house and you will be one step closer to ultrafast colors:
Practical tips #1: Avoid costly weighing errors
The scale in the dye-kitchen may cause unnecessary costs, time and pressure on nature. natific's auditors recommend dye houses to connect the scales in the dye-kitchen to a computer, or at least to a printer, so that the weighing of dyes can be checked.
We push for this because dye houses often record a costly weighing error per month. These errors also lead to friction between the laboratory staff and dye-kitchen operators.
Reported payback time: A dye house invested in a computerized bar code dyestuff weighing management system for USD 20 000. This was paid back only a few months later, together with happy dye-kitchen and laboratory staff.
Practical tips #2: How is your staining of multifiber?
This is often a big problem in exhaust dye-houses due to an uncontrolled reduction clear process.
By following natific's suggested reduction clear process, fastness properties (staining) can be improved by 0.5 – 2 points on polyester, polyester/cotton or polyester/viscose, and specially blends with spandex (elastan/lycra).
It's crucial to know how to use Sodium Hydrosulphite (Na2S2O4) correctly in the process. Following three factors are important to consider:
1. Temperature: Sodium hydrosulphite is only stable up to 80°C
2. Solution stability: Sodium hydrosulphite is unstable if mixed with water only
3. Air stability: Sodium hydrosulphite is decomposed (oxidized) by air
To the left: the result from a dye house's reduction clear process.
To the right: the result from natific's suggested reduction clear process.
Good luck with the implementation! Don't hesitate to contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any guidance.
your natific team