NoStone® is the new denim-washing system developed by Tonello in collaboration with Levi Strauss & Co. It is designed to overcome the economic, mechanical and environmental limitations of the stone-washing process.
The NoStone® system is based on a stainless-steel abrasive drum, which is fastened to the washing-machine cylinder. This drum is specially treated to make it more or less abrasive, depending on the intensity of treatment required, and thus on the effect desired. Due to the mechanical rather than chemical nature of the process, the NoStone® effect is the same as that of stone-wash and almost entirely eliminates the carbon footprint (CFP) of pumice stones. NoStone® was developed to be applied in all Tonello machines, to which it fits perfectly, maintaining the same load capacity. The lining can easily be removed, so the machine can be used for normal washing or dyeing processes. The NoStone® process reduces water consumption, production costs, emissions, processing time and manual labour. It produces neither dust nor sludge, it doesn’t damage the machine, and it creates a uniform effect in both sampling and production machines.
The ECOfree 2 system allows you to treat your garments with ozone both in water and in air. Thanks to adopting cold plasma generators we are also able to obtain higher concentrations of ozone with lower oxygen and electrical energy consumption compared with traditional systems.
Core is a new technology that can be applied to Tonello washing and dyeing machines capable of creating uniform or contrasting effects on both denim and ready to dye garments. It can also be used to apply a wide range of products in a fully automatic way.
After NoStone®, ECOfree, and Core, denim washing has reached a crucial turning point with UP. UP patented technology reduces the liquor ratio to unparalleled levels, saving water and energy and making water filling and draining faster. UP is a revolutionary innovation applicable to all existing Tonello machines, including the least recent.
G1 Lab is the Tonello way of sampling: a truly compact washing and dyeing machine that faithfully simulates real production processes, for testing and perfecting recipes and processes before implementing them on a large scale.