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Westex Synthetic Stones
Westex Stones are synthetic replicates of the natural pumice stone. It was designed specifically to eliminate and replace the use of natural pumice stone in garment washing. Westex Stones have better abrasive characteristics than the natural pumice, and can also withstand up to 2000 washes while the natural pumice stone can usually withstand up to 3 washes. Westex stones can also be used with many types of enzymes without any complications.
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Who We Are
We are a group of chemical and mechanical engineers who are deeply devoted to sustainable production and are commited to leave behind a clean planet for future generations. Having extensive experience with polymers and various types of organic and inorganc substances, we were approached by some of the largest textile manufacturers to develop an environment friendly alternative for the natural pumice stone used in garment stone washing.
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Westex Synthetic Pumice Stones
Eliminate Transportation Costs
Eliminates transportation costs typically associated with traditional pumice stones
Use Less Water and Energy
Less water and energy consumption during washing due to reduced times to achieve desired denim effects
Reduce Your Labour Costs
Reduces labour costs by eliminating processes such as cleaning sand residues
CHOOSE BETWEEN THE TRADITIONAL WAY OR THE SUSTAINABLE WAY
Benefits of Westex Synthetic Stones
Westex Stones are eco friendly and durable, making our stones the right choice both environmentally and financially. Some of the benefits of Westex Stones are as follows:
Can be used up to 2000 washes, compared with 3 washes of natural pumice stone
At least x10 more economical than natural pumice stones when compared for life time duration and cost per kg
Uses less water and energy during washing due to reduced times to achieve desired denim effects
Eliminates transportation costs typically associated with natural pumice stones
Reduces machinery repair costs over time due to minimized damage by the Westex Stones
Reduces labor costs by eliminating processes such as cleaning sand residues
ELIMINATING UNEARTHING & SHIPPING COSTS
Natural pumice stones can only be used up to 3 washes, after which the stones become too small for use due to erosion and new stones are needed. Thus manufacturers will use thousands of kg of pumice stones per day, constanlty removing pumice from nature. Shipping of the Stones is also a grave problem since textiles factories are usually not close to digging sites and the stones will be transported by land or sea depending on factory location.
Westex stones remove these unsustainable practices, our stones can be used up to 2000 washes so changing our stones every 3-6 months will be sufficient. By using synthetic stones the use of natural pumice stone can be permanently removed from the washing process .
SAVING WATER & ENERGY
Natural pumice stone will dissolve after 3 washes and transform into sand residues. With this traditional method factories require 70+ ltrs of water simply to eliminate sand residues from every washing machine. Multiplying this waste of water to millions of washing machines around the world and we quiclky get billions of gallons of water wasted with the natural pumice stone.
Westex Stones can be used for up to 6 months with no residues as the stones don’t dissolve over time. 6 months of life time for the Westex Stone makes it a great substitute for the natural pumice stone.
Achieve better finishing effects
Use with any enzyme or acid combination
Create unique design patterns by customizing shape, size and weight of Westex Stones
A BETTER JEAN THROUGH SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
Mechanical Properties of Westex Stones:
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