Garmon produces a wide range of certified chemicals – products which have sustainable characteristics certificated by specialized organizations.
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’s preferred certification programs include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
DENIM FIXING / A revolutionary polymer mixture that fixes indigo and sulphur dye on denim, improving the wet and the dry crocking fastness.
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.
DISPERSING / Outstanding dispersing agent to protect elastane fiber (Lycra). Works at low temperatures.
DISPERSING / Outstanding dispersing agent to avoid back-staining during all washing steps of denim and non-denim.
DISPERSING / Outstanding dispersing agent in concentrated form to avoid back-staining during all washing steps of denim and non-denim.
DISPERSING / Dispersing agent to avoid back-staining during all washing steps of denim and non-denim.
SPECIALTY / Inorganic, inert powder used in combination with various products for special effects on denim and textiles.
CATALYSTS / Specific additive for avol oxy white and avol evanix applications, to obtain a better whiteness and bluer hues.
DENIM FIXING / Improved version of fst rw with better stability over time, higher compatibility with other resins and superior quality price to ratio.
SOFTENING / Silicone polymer in aqueous solution. For any kind of fiber, producing a slippery, soft and non-fatty hand-feel.
SOFTENING / Softener for high quality finishes on super and hyper stretch fabrics, compliant with regulations and brand RSLs.