In 2018, Coats, one of the leading thread manufacturers in the world, begun experimenting with re-routing water used for machine cooling for domestic use as well.
The company’s Vietnam facility, back in 2013, estimated that it was using water equivalent to that found in 200 pools of olympic size, through its research team.
The team also realised that if the demand remained unchecked by 2020, then water consumption would get doubled and the company would fail to meet its demand from its local facilities.
As a part of water management strategy, initially the company installed water meters and gradually moved over to zero basing of water consumption process.
Zero basing is a technique used to determine the minimum amount of something needed and then work on reducing your current consumption to that minimum amount.
Over the last 2 years, the company has purchased new low water machines (and modified old ones too) to reduce the water consumption of its dye machines.
The management at Coats Phong Phu, Vietnam is excited about its water management strategy that is now continuing in 2018 as well. The focus is on reducing the water consumption and returning it to the nature after suitable treatment.