ovd dyes

Dischargeable dyes for old vintage dyeing process

A superior collection of direct dyes with excellent dischargeability, created to meet the creative requirements of the most demanding buyers.

Because of their composition and characteristics, ovd dyes are designed to work in two different ways:

Old vintage dyeing process

ovd dyes can be used in cationized dyeing processes, where only a surface deposition of the color on fabric is sought.

During this process, which combines ovd dyes with a cationizing agent like fst ind new, garments are washed until they reveal an aged, yet clean, appearance.

In this way, amazing vintage looks, characterized by high contrasts on seams and abraded areas, are presented to end consumers.

Direct dyeing process

ovd dyes are also pillars of conventional direct dyeing processes, where the colorants are utilized to directly dye cotton, viscose or other cellulosic fibers.

Unlike old vintage dyeing, a direct dyeing process has deep penetration of the color into the fiber.

With this process, ovd dyes deliver a deep and even distribution of the color on the garment, obtaining pure and vivid shades.

Comparison: OVD vs reactive dyes

Comparison with reactive dyes

When comparing conventional direct with reactive dyeing, ovd dyes have significant process advantages.

The range has been designed to simplify the dyeing process, to shorten treatment times and to lower the quantity of dyes and auxiliaries required in the coloration process.

Comparing ovd dyes to reactive, there are:
  • only 5 process steps instead of 8, on average
  • a minimum number of auxiliaries required
  • lower quantities and higher performance of both dyes and auxiliaries
  • easier ways to correct final shades

Sustainability and ecological performance

During the development of the ovd dyes range, Garmon put a lot of attention into the safety and ecological characteristics of the products.

For this reason, ovd dyes have been designed to be eco-friendly and safe for people, both for the workers of the garment finishing industry and for the end consumers. The products are compliant with the most restrictive regulations and brand RSLs.

Compared to reactive dyes, the dyeing process with ovd dyes allows important savings:

  • more than 40% shorter process time
  • more than 40% less water usage
  • more than 35% reduced energy consumption
Lowering the entire quantity of resources required in the dyeing process, ovd dyes are particularly efficient in terms of ecological performance and represent a sustainable alternative to traditional garment dyeing.
Do you want to test ovd dyes in your laundry?