New York, NY, Sept. 6, 2013 -- Tai Ping Carpets said it has implemented a new color dye house in its wholly-owned Nanhai, China manufacturing facilities.
The dye house incorporates a combination of German, Swiss and Italian technologies.
"This newly adopted system involves package dyeing, which is faster, easier, and more sustainable," says Mark Johnson, managing director of operations, Carpets Inter.
"The new process enables us to recycle all of our water, and the amount of water saved is monumental."
Computer systems control all key stages of the dyeing process, Tai Ping said. This results in better quality yarns, more precise color, and shorter supply times.
The new process requires far less water and energy--typically 25% of conventional dyeing systems, the company said.
Unlike the current process where free-hanging skeins of yarn are immersed in large fixed-size cabinets filled with water, the package dyeing process uses pressurized equipment and yarn packages loaded onto spindles.
To-date, 30% of Tai Ping's dyeing operations in Nanhai have been replaced with package dyeing and further implementation is planned at its Carpets Inter facility in Thailand.