Dec 5, 2023

What’s new from REVECOL® by ERCA Textile Chemical Solutions


An award, more extensive certifications and an “explanatory” imagefor the range of new generation of chemical auxiliaries

What’s new for REVECOL® by ERCA Textile Chemical Solutions? After the inspiring and productive meetings last June at ITMA where synergies with Patagonia® and YKK were announced, REVECOL® by ERCA TCS resumes its dialogue with professionals from the textile world, keeping its promise not only to “share” this responsible innovation with stakeholders, customers and the general public, but above all to illustrate its evolution and ongoing development.
We are talking about a company and a range of products capable of “transforming problems into solutions” with the aim of bringing a new culture of sustainability and circularity within textile production, and inevitably leading to innovations that follow one another at an incessant pace.

Thanks to a 100% Made in Italy, highly technological, pioneering and end-to-end certified production process, REVECOL® by ERCA TCS transforms critical waste materials (in this case, used vegetable oils) into a complete range of innovative and responsible chemical auxiliaries designed for the entire textile industry and its various applications.

Conveying the values of the new generation REVECOL® by ERCA TCS chemicals to the public – from customers within the textile production chain to final consumers – is not an easy task, even more so if we then add the “many” unique characteristics defining REVECOL® by ERCA TCS such as circularity, safety, high performance, competitiveness and its ability to be used on any type of textile fibre, both virgin and recycled…we are clearly facing a challenge.

For this reason – and this is the first notable feature – the brand has chosen to present itself through an image that makes immediate not only the idea of responsible innovation in the REVECOL® by ERCA TCS range of products, but one that also shows its values, representing them as “bricks” which together and in combination constitute the uniqueness of this range.

The new image captures the essence of responsible innovation: each shade in the vibrant colour composition tells a story about the company’s commitment to making a positive impact on the environment and on society. Chemical auxiliaries play a crucial role in different phases of the textile production cycle, but at the same time they represent a complex challenge in terms of reducing environmental impact. The bottom blocks in the image represent specific choices made by ERCA TCS: the use of recycled materials, the vocation for circularity, competitiveness in the market. Attention to safety is built on this foundation, and it is combined with exceptional performance, as well as the ability to use the range of chemical auxiliaries on all textile fibers. Everything is then guaranteed by end-to-end certifications. It is this combination of values and features that brings solutions to the textile market, solutions that mark a real revolution in the name of circularity.

The REVECOL® by ERCA TCS range now includes 18 new generation chemical auxiliaries. For all of them, thanks to its unique and innovative characteristics, REVECOL® has obtained the most important certifications:

GRS, RCS, ZDHC Chemical Gateway, bluesign® and GOTS. In particular, with the support and analysis of bluesign® Academy, it is creating, where possible, the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) for some REVECOL® by ERCA TCS products, certifying the reduction of CO2 emissions compared to the use of conventional chemistry.

Last, but not least, this great effort in the search for profoundly innovative and increasingly environmentally friendly production processes has earned ERCA the prestigious European Responsible Care® Award 2023, awarded by Cefic-the European Chemical Industry Council, the largest European chemical industry association, founded in 1972. The award recognizes ERCA TCS’ commitment, through the REVECOL® range, to climate neutrality, circularity and the transition towards safe and sustainable chemicals. And it reiterates that the REVECOL® by ERCA TCS range paves the way for a new generation of chemical auxiliaries capable of transforming critical waste, massively present in the environment, into a range of certified, high-performance, safe and competitive products designed for textiles and suitable for any fiber, with a strong focus on sustainability and carbon neutrality, as confirmed by analyses and certifications.

The REVECOL® by ERCA TCS revolution continues; see you soon for other new developments.

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REVECOL® is produced by ERCA TCS, a leading manufacturer and supplier of responsible chemicals for the textile industry. Through continuous investment in people, research and development, ERCA TCS is advancing circular, ethical and responsible innovation inspired by the principles of Green Chemistry.

ERCA Textile Chemical Solutions is a world leader in the production and supply of responsible chemicals for the textile industry. Thanks to its vision that leads to continuous investment in people, research and development, ERCA TCS advances the circular, ethical and responsible innovation of so-called Green Chemistry. In fact, its products are applicable to a wide range of textiles, proving it to be the missing element to achieve 360° sustainability. ERCA TCS provides cutting-edge green solutions that respect the environment, ensure a safe production process and take care of the health and comfort of consumers.

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, founded in 1972, is the voice of large, medium and small chemical companies across Europe, which provide 1.2 million jobs and account for approximately about 15% of world chemicals production.Cefic is devoted to promoting a thriving chemical industry that is broadly recognised to:

  • provide sustainable, safe and resource efficient solutions,
  • foster prosperity, growth and investments in Europe,
  • provide safe and resource efficient solutions to meet the challenges for future generation

Responsible Care® is the global chemical industry’s voluntary initiative, which – beyond legislative and regulatory compliance – commits companies, national chemical
industry associations and their partners to:

  • Continuously improve the environmental, health, safety and security knowledge and performance of our technologies, processes and products over their life cycles so as to avoid harm to people and the environment.
  • Use resources efficiently and minimise waste.
  • Report openly on performance, achievements and shortcomings.
  • Listen, engage and work with people to understand and address their concerns and expectations.
  • Cooperate with governments and organisations in the development and implementation of effective regulations and standards, and to meet or go beyond them.
  • Provide help and advice to foster the responsible management of chemicals by all those who manage and use them along the product chain.

Launched in 1985, Responsible Care® activity has since extended beyond chemicals manufacturing to other activities, especially those associated with the safe use and handling of products along the value chain.

The European Responsible Care® Award is a recognition of the chemical industry’s work to enhance safe chemicals management and achieve performance excellence. Since 2005, the Responsible Care® awards have acknowledged chemical companies and federations from all over Europe, and strengthened European commitment to the Responsible Care® programme.

C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy)
C.L.A.S.S. is the international eco-hub – based in Milan – which since 2007 has been advocating for a new generation of fashion where the fusion of design, innovation, communication and responsibility shapes an informed and competitive business, able to play both at an economic and social level. C.L.A.S.S. supports the whole supply chain to trigger CHANGE in the system while activating VALUES that speak clearly to contemporary consumers. At C.L.A.S.S. we know it is not about PERFECTION, each single step in the right direction counts.