MLSE® - Multiplexed Laser Surface Enhancement for Textile
MLSE® is a unique technology that has the ability to treat both natural and synthetic textiles for a wide variety of functionalities; These include dyeability and printing enhancements, hydrophilicity, hydrophobicity, fire retardancy and anti-microbial properties. The use of water, harmful chemicals and energy is significantly reduced in comparison to conventional textile treatment methods.
MLSE® is dry process, carried out at atmospheric pressure using safe, inert gases (Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon & Carbon Dioxide) and proprietary precursors. The combination of plasma and photonic energy enables material synthesis in and/or on the surface of a substrate. The MLSE® process has been developed working with major textile manufacturers in the UK, Europe and international customers, working with real time processes for performance enhancement including low temperature dyeing, water and oil repellency, fire retardancy and anti-microbial treatments.
- Use of hazardous resource (irritant/corrosive and bio-accumulative) eliminated completely.
- Energy consumption reduced by 99.6%
- Greenhouse gas reduction over baseline of 90.9%
- Resource (chemical) use reduced by 94.8%
- Water consumption reduced by >75.5%
Harmful chemicals used in conventional textile treatment methods.