Our Certified Chemicals

Our commitment to sustainability, come to life

Garmon produces a wide range of certified chemicals – products which have sustainable characteristics certificated by specialized organizations.

Garment treated with sustainable chemicals
Garment treated with sustainable chemicals

Chemical certifications are given after different types of third-party laboratory testing, which are designed to identify hazardous chemicals through scientific methods.

To define the characteristics required to obtain the certification, the different organizations also consider rules and regulations of countries and international institutions, including brand restricted chemical lists.

The purpose of a chemical certification is to promote better alternatives.

Only the chemicals that obtain the certification are products that can be considered safe for humans and for the environment.

Garmon is one of the first chemical companies of the garment finishing industry that decided to certify its products, offering its customers a further guarantee of their superior ecological performance.

Garmon’s preferred certification programs include:

ZDHC Gateway

The purpose of the ZDHC Programme is to shift the textile industry towards a zero discharge of hazardous chemicals, improving the environment and people's well-being.

The Programme led to the creation of the ZDHC Gateway, a database of products that conform to ZDHC's MRSL and represent safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals.

Garmon embraced the ZDHC Programme since its beginning, bringing all relevant products to the Gateway. 

BLUESIGN®

Garmon is an official Bluesign® System Partner.

Bluesign is a leading global, independent verifier that supports the textile industry in its efforts to improve sustainable processes. Created in 2000 and supported by some of the world’s most important chemical suppliers, textile manufacturers and brands – such as Nike and Adidas – Bluesign® has become a guarantee of responsible and transparent production processes.

Bluesign® guarantees the transparency of the chemical products manufactured by Garmon Chemicals and their safety for people and the environment. With the combination of  Garmon products already in the ZDHC Gateway and the company’s adherence to Bluesign® System, Garmon meets all its customers’ needs in terms of sustainability and respect of workers safety. 

SCIVERA

With decades of chemicals experience gathered by a team of toxicologists, strategists, data experts and software engineers, Scivera has mastered the art and science of Screened Chemistry assessments and certifications.

The world’s most recognized brands and their suppliers use Scivera for chemical screening, alternatives assessment, and chemicals management.

Garmon, consistent with the decisions of international brands as Levi’s, H&M, C&A and Nike, chose Scivera to certify the chemical compliance of Garmon products with the most used MRSLs, and with the ZDHC program.

The certifications obtained by Garmon’s products prove that responsible development and production without aesthetical and performance trade-off are possible, making Garmon’s solutions the ultimate choice for a safer planet.

Garmon's most relevant certified chemicals:

kemzymes ks

kemzymes ks

kemzymes ks

STONE WASHING / The concentrated version of our new neutral cellulase enzymes for denim stone washing. The strength of kemzymes ks eliminates the need for the use of pumice stones. Designed to work at room temperature.

  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC
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avol oxy white

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BLEACHING / Halogen and heavy metal-free alternative to potassium permanganate, developed for local applications on denim garments.
  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam
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fst control

fst control

fst control

DENIM FIXING / A revolutionary polymer mixture that fixes indigo and sulphur dye on denim, improving the wet and the dry crocking fastness.

  • ZDHC
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avol evanix

BLEACHING / Compound for the realization of washing effects with light shades and vintage looks on denim garments.
  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam

atb 710

STONE WASHING / Innovative liquid neutral enzyme working at room temperature, developed to highlight contrasts and scraped areas. Optimum working conditions: 25-30°C, pH 6-7.5.
  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam

hidros rtl

BIOPOLISHING / Innovative liquid cellulase for biopolishing of cotton and blends operating at room temperature and neutral pH. Used on denim with no back-staining and on dyed garments with no shade change. Optimum use conditions: 25-30°C, pH 6-7.5.
  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam

hidros ted

BIOPOLISHING / Liquid cellulase for biopolishing of denim, cotton and blends operating at low temperature and neutral pH. Used on denim with no back-staining and on dyed garments with no shade change. Optimum use conditions: 40-50°C, pH 6-7.

  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC

fortres flex

DISPERSING / Outstanding dispersing agent to protect elastane fiber (Lycra). Works at low temperatures.

  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC

fortres gdp / fortres gdp plus

DISPERSING / Outstanding dispersing agent to avoid back-staining during all washing steps of denim and non-denim.

  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam

fortres gdp super conc

DISPERSING / Outstanding dispersing agent in concentrated form to avoid back-staining during all washing steps of denim and non-denim.

  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC

fortres lgs

DISPERSING / Dispersing agent to avoid back-staining during all washing steps of denim and non-denim.

  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC
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avol fade

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BLEACHING / Enzymatic compound for the ecological bleaching of denim. Low dosages removes back-staining from previous stone-wash treatments, highlighting contrasts on abraded areas.
  • ZDHC
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Avol Lime

avol lime

Avol Lime

SPECIALTY / The most ecologically advanced neutralizing agent. Used with potassium permanganate or avol oxy white.

  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC
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demix spw

SPECIALTY / Inorganic, inert powder used in combination with various products for special effects on denim and textiles.

  • ZDHC

special white lt

SPECIAL WASHING / Special powder detergent used for washing and bleaching of denim garments, creating a natural, used look. Free from optical brighteners. Active at 40-50°C.
  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC

legaflex zero

RESINS / Low curing temperature glyoxalic resin, lowering damage with zero formaldehyde. Fully bleachable.
  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam

legafinish fast

SYNTHETIC POLYMERS / Patented polymer for durable 3D effect with zero formaldehyde, zero damage and low curing temperature.
  • ZDHC
  • Smart Foam

booster ow

CATALYSTS / Specific additive for avol oxy white and avol evanix applications, to obtain a better whiteness and bluer hues.

  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam

fst rw new

DENIM FIXING / Improved version of fst rw with better stability over time, higher compatibility with other resins and superior quality price to ratio.

  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam

elam rp / elam rp conc

SOFTENING / High affinity micro-silicone elastomer. Creates a very soft touch and elasticity.
  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus

elam sense

SOFTENING / Softener for high quality finishes on super and hyper stretch fabrics, compliant with regulations and brand RSLs.

  • ZDHC
  • Smart Foam
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