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The impact of the wet dyeing process on the environmental sustainability: A case study of IKEA and their usage of water, energy and chemicals
Linnéuniversitetet, Ekonomihögskolan (FEH), Institutionen för ekonomistyrning och logistik (ELO).
Linnéuniversitetet, Ekonomihögskolan (FEH), Institutionen för ekonomistyrning och logistik (ELO).
2022 (engelsk)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 240 hpOppgave
Hållbar utveckling
SDG 13: Vidta omedelbara åtgärder för att bekämpa klimatförändringarna och dessas konsekvenser
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Background: As a company it is more important than ever to consider the environmental sustainability aspect within the whole supply chain and all the stakeholders. Studies show that people's concerns about environmental sustainability increases and will continue to grow in the future. The wet dyeing process is the part of the textile production that consists of liquor and contains three main steps which are pretreatment, coloration and finishing. This process is presented as the most water, energy and chemicals consuming process within the textile industry and because of that, it is important to investigate it to be able to improve the environmental sustainability. 

Purpose: The purpose of the thesis is to increase the understanding of IKEA’s suppliers' current usage of water, energy and chemicals within the wet dyeing process. Followed by an identification of opportunities for improvements in the wet dyeing process, aiming to become more environmentally sustainable. 

Method: Through interviews with two suppliers, information regarding IKEA’s current wet dyeing processes will be collected. After that, data from relevant theoretical sources will be collected to analyze possible improvements of methods and colorants that can be relevant for IKEA as well as other companies within the textile industry to implement. 

Conclusion: For research question 1, the researchers reach the conclusion that IKEA’s supplier number one has a more environmentally sustainable wet dyeing process compared to the second supplier.. A conclusion is nevertheless drawn that improvements within both suppliers wet dyeing processes should be considered to become more environmentally sustainable. For research question 2, the researchers come to the conclusion that Spray dyeing is the best alternative method to implement for improving environmental sustainability within the wet dyeing process. The researchers also recommend companies to actively become a part of the development of bacterial colorants, the future of coloration. 

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Wet dyeing process, Pad-dry-pad-steam, Cold pad batch, Pigment dyeing, Reactive dye, Pigments, Spray dyeing, Foam dyeing, Airflow dyeing, Supercritical carbon dioxide dyeing, Natural colorants, bacterial colorants, environmental sustainability.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-115550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-115550DiVA, id: diva2:1684304
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IKEA
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Business Administration - Other
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Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
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2022-06-01, Linneuniversitetet, P G Vejdes väg, 351 95 Växjö, Växjö, 13:36 (svensk)
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