The vision of TenCate
The vision of TenCate for 'The Factory of the Future' is focused on smart production with the objective to optimize durability and flexibility, reduce costs, and to add new functionalities to textiles and textile based materials. In The Factory of the Future program projects give shape to this objective by working towards a digital textile factory of the future. For the textile industry, digital finishing processes are key enabling technologies to achieve this objective, but certainly not the only technologies. Digital also refers to the support of ICT and linking data to optimize and create self-learning processes.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility is a major objective in the operation of TenCate in the near and further future. Ink jet technology contributes to this objective because it is expected to significantly reduce the amount of waste, energy consumption and raw material usage. The amount of waste in the total value chain will be reduced because of the possibilities of mass customization. During production the energy consumption and raw material usage will drop sharply due to the characteristic features of ink jet technology.
Inkjet technology delivers the following estimated savings compared to the traditional processes:
- Savings on energy: up to 60%
- Savings on water: up to 80%
- Savings on inks: up to 90%
- Savings on color waste: up to 90%
- Reduced stock: up to 70%
- Improved sustainability