Water saving made easy
smart foam revolutionizes garment finishing. Through an innovative, patent-pending technology, smart foam minimizes natural resource consumption, making sustainable garment production easy and accessible.
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.
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.
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.
Garmon’s tested and selected range of chemicals
Garmon's special foaming agents
Foam generating equipment recommended by Garmon
When developing the patent-pending technology of smart foam, we focused on how every customer, and every laundry, would use the machine day-to-day. As a result, we developed a technology that reflects both the technical and creative sides of the garment finishing process.
Compatible with more than 30 different types of chemicals, smart foam creates garments from the basic to the avant-garde: enzymatic washes, bleaching, resins and 3D effects, softening and even dyeing.
smart foam allows to save water in every bleaching treatment performed with sodium hypochlorite or with Garmon's sustainable bleaching agents like avol evanix. Through the right combination of bleaching agents and treatment times, you can achieve any blue shade of denim you want, from the darker tones to the fully bleached ones.
Compared to a traditional process, a bleaching performed with smart foam allows to save up to 41 liters of water on a single garment, which means a saving of 81%. And yes, compared to a nebulization system you can interrupt the treatment to easily check garments' bleaching level.
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.
Special foaming agent specifically designed to enable smart foam treatments with Garmon products.
Special foaming agent designed to improve the performance and the efficiency of bleaching treatments performed with smart foam.
DISPERSING / Dispersing agent to avoid back-staining during all washing steps of denim and non-denim.
DISPERSING / Outstanding dispersing agent to protect elastane fiber (Lycra). Works at low temperatures.
SYNTHETIC POLYMERS / Plasticized polyvinyl alcohol to give a full and plastic touch to garments made of denim or blends.
SYNTHETIC POLYMERS / Modified natural polymer used to improve garments' scrapeability or to enhance contrast on scraped areas.
SYNTHETIC POLYMERS / Patented polymer for durable 3D effect with no formaldehyde, zero damage on denim garments and low curing temperature.
SYNTHETIC POLYMERS / Glyoxalic and formaldehyde-free formulation for permanent 3D effects with very soft touch. Overdyeable.
CATALYSTS / Specific additive for avol oxy white and avol evanix applications, to obtain a better whiteness and bluer hues.
CATALYSTS / Innovative catalyst that boosts laser action, significantly improving the efficiency and the discoloration power. The result is a higher productivity of the laser treatments.
DENIM FIXING / Improved version of fst rw with better stability over time, higher compatibility with other resins and superior quality price to ratio.
DYEING AUXILIARIES / Fixing agent with excellent improvement to washing fastness for ovd dyes.
DYEING AUXILIARIES / Pre-cationising agent for hi-white dyes.
DYEING AUXILIARIES / Polymer combination for surface dyeing effects. A component of the surf dyeing process.