Waterless Smart Dyeing

Endeavour™ is the world’s first digital dyeing process. It utilises advanced digital manufacturing technology to deliver a breakthrough in the cost structure, supply chain capability and sustainability of fabric colouration.

The high throughput roll-to-roll single-pass technology delivers dramatic manufacturing cost reductions and profitability benefits. As a digital on-demand process, it reduces minimum run lengths and enables rapid changeovers between colours and fabrics. Delivering ultimate suply-chain agility, Endeavour™ can transform manufacturing capabilities, by eliminating inventories and waste in the delivery of fabrics to market.

The process enables a step-change in the sustainability of textile dyeing: eliminating wastewater emissions and reducing carbon footprint by over 85%. Due to the elimination of wastewater, the Endeavour™ system can be installed in water-poor regions and enables on-demand dyeing in garment manufacturers.

A clean-tech low carbon technology, Endeavour™ significantly reduces the carbon footprint of textile dyeing, which is responsible for around 3% of global CO2 emissions. In addition, the wastewater-free technology eliminates emissions from the dyeing process, which currently accounts for over 20% of world’s water pollution.

Key benefits of Endeavour™ digital dyeing

More profitable production

  • The Endeavour™ process reduces operational costs by over 50%.
  • Radically more flexible production delivers significant supply-chain savings.
  • The typical capital payback time for Endeavour™ production lines is 12 months.

Enabling supply chain agility

  • The Endeavour™ process digitalizes the dyeing process to enable on demand supply-chain agility.
  • Integrates with supply chain management tools to reduce supply chain waste and retail discounting.
  • Enables digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0 integrated manufacturing systems.

Eliminating wastewater emissions

  • Textile dyeing and finishing is responsible for over 20% of global water pollution (World Bank Report)
  • The Endeavour process eliminates wastewater from textile dyeing.
  • Dyeing operations can now be co-located with garment production and located in water-poor regions.

Delivering a low carbon future

  • Textile dyeing and finishing is responsible for approximately 3% of global CO2 emissions (Quantis Report 2019)
  • The Endeavour™ dyeing process reduced the carbon footprint of dyeing by over 85%.
  • Good for the planet and significantly reduces the cost of dyeing.

The Endeavour digital dyeing system has been proved to deliver high quality fabrics that meet industry quality expectations.

Colour consistency

Exceptional quality levels can be achieved, delivering colour consistency (deltaE < 0.5) across and along the web and run-to-run.

Fabric hand-feel

Our process is designed to deliver excellent hand-feel, which has been assessed by major Brands and designers to be equivalent to traditionally processed fabrics.

Colour fastness

Colour fastness of (>4/5) can be achieved with a wide range of fabrics and colorant chemistries. The Endeavour process utilises a unique combination of digital liquid application technology with precisely controlled fixation conditions.

Industry 4.0

Factory of the future

Endeavour™ production lines enable advanced digital manufacturing systems to be implemented. The machines are fully software controlled and connected to enable integration with automated supply chain systems and advanced Industry 4.0 production facilities. The Endeavour™ production line replaces between 3 and 10 traditional jet dyeing machines and the footprint and labour requirements are significantly reduced vs. the traditional dyehouse.

Machine models:

There are two Endeavour machine versions designed for high flexibility (HF) and high throughput (HT).

Technical specifications:

Endeavour HF  
(15 m/min)
>1500 m2/hr
Maximum web width 1.8 m
Substrate basis weight 50 – 500 gsm
Substrate Polyester, cotton, polycotton, nylon
Changeover time < 15 mins
Dimensions 12.6 m x 6.3 m x 3.5 m
Power requirements 415V 3 phase 50/60 Hz electrical supply
Endeavour HT  
(50 m/min)
>5000 m2/hr
Maximum web width 1.8 m
Substrate basis weight 50 – 500 gsm
Substrate Polyester, cotton, polycotton, nylon
Changeover time < 60 mins
Dimensions 17.5 m x 6.3 m x 3.5 m
Power requirements 415V 3 phase 50/60 Hz electrical supply