smart foam

Water saving made easy
 

Wouldn’t it be nice if saving water was easy as… blowing bubbles?

smart foam revolutionizes garment finishing. Through an innovative, patent-pending technology, smart foam minimizes natural resource consumption, making sustainable garment production easy and accessible.

Innovative

smart foam is a patent-pending technology, a result of a collaboration from three leading companies across the garment finishing market.

To treat garments in any kind of washing machine, smart foam introduces foam as a new carrier of chemicals. It can be used to create everything from traditional finishes to unique fashion concepts and styles.

Sustainable

smart foam greatly reduces the consumption of water and energy.

Compared to traditional washing processes, the application of chemicals through smart foam allows savings of up to 80% of water.
All the treatments are performed at room temperature, therefore reducing the minimum energy required. 

smart foam has been designed to make the technological investment accessible to any industrial laundry. This helps suppliers of any segment achieve their sustainability goals, to better serve the fast-moving fashion industry.

When combined with Garmon certified chemicals, smart foam can be used to perform treatments fully compliant with greenofchange® requirements.

Easy

smart foam has been designed to be the easiest and most affordable system to save water in garment finishing, providing solutions for any industrial laundry.

Compared to nebulization systems, smart foam loads chemicals in the washing machine up to 3 times faster, and doesn’t require a sealed equipment, allowing technicians to interrupt finishing treatments and check garments with safety and ease.

Any type of washing machine - from the traditional to the advanced - can be utilized with the smart foam equipment and process.

smart foam is the result of:

  • Garmon’s tested and selected range of chemicals
  • Garmon’s special foaming agents
  • foam generating equipment recommended by Garmon

The combination of these factors is what creates the patent-pending smart foam technology.

Increased abrasion performance

Our tests prove that, with the reduced liquor ratio, some treatments like enzymatic washes with smart foam produce a better abrasion compared to the standard treatments. 

This means that with a smart foam enzymatic washing with NO pumice, you can match the level of abrasion of a standard mild treatments requiring pumice stones.

 

Smart Foam increased abrasion with denim stone washing

Smart Foam Foaming Agents:

easyfoam

Special foaming agent specifically designed to enable smart foam treatments with Garmon products.

  • ZDHC
  • Smart Foam

easyfoam bleach

Special foaming agent designed to improve the performance and the efficiency of bleaching treatments performed with smart foam.

  • Smart Foam

Smart Foam Finishing Products:

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geopower nps

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ALL IN ONE / Liquid compound to perform single bath desizing and stone-wash treatments on denim garments at cold temperature, without the intervention of pumice stones. Optimum working conditions: 25-40°C, pH 6-7.5.
  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam
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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.
  • 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

fortres gdp

DISPERSING / Outstanding dispersing agent to avoid back-staining during all washing steps of denim and non-denim.
  • ZDHC
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam

avol evanix

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

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

demix be20

SYNTHETIC POLYMERS / Plasticized polyvinyl alcohol to give a full and plastic touch to garments made of denim or blends.

  • ZDHC
  • Smart Foam

demix nd50

SYNTHETIC POLYMERS / Modified natural polymer used to improve garments' scrapeability or to enhance contrast on scraped areas.

  • ZDHC
  • Smart Foam

legafinish fast

SYNTHETIC POLYMERS / Patented polymer for durable 3D effect with no formaldehyde, zero damage on denim garments and low curing temperature.

  • ZDHC
  • Smart Foam

legafinish lsp

COATING / Ready-to-use compound for shiny effects without press.
  • Smart Foam

avol act

CATALYSTS / Catalyst to improve hypochlorite action. Treatment times and chlorine dosages can be reduced, thus preserving elasticity on stretch denim.
  • 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 256

SOFTENING / Silicone polymer in aqueous solution. For any kind of fiber, producing a slippery, soft and non-fatty hand-feel.
  • Nimbus
  • Smart Foam

elam rp

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

elam sani-tex

SOFTENING / Cationic softener for finishes with high hygiene standards.

elam sense

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

fortres tap

SPECIALTY / Agent with buffering properties for pH correction.
  • bluesign®
  • ZDHC
  • Smart Foam

fst fkp/s

SPECIALTY / Compound based on reactive resins, working as a blocking agent for fake patching effects.
  • ZDHC
  • Smart Foam

sani-tex

SPECIALTY / Additive for garment finishing treatments with high hygiene standards.

fst 34

DYEING AUXILIARIES / Fixing agent with excellent improvement to washing fastness for ovd dyes.

  • Smart Foam

linex surf

DYEING AUXILIARIES / Polymer combination for surface dyeing effects. A component of the surf dyeing process.

  • ZDHC
  • Smart Foam
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