Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Huntsman strives for sustainable excellence in Bangladesh
Huntsman strives for sustainable excellence in Bangladesh
02
Sep '13
Huntsman Textile Effects is leading the way by proactively engaging textile mills and brands in Bangladesh to reduce environmental footprint and to drive sustainable excellence to compete in the global market.

Raking in $20 billion annually, the Bangladesh’s textile industry is the world's second-largest apparel exporter after China. The industry also accounts for 17% of Bangladesh’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), with more than three-quarters of its total exports heading to Europe and the US.1

Like many textile mills and brands around the world, the Bangladesh textile industry is grappling to meet the pressing demands from environmental laws and increasing pressures from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), particularly in the areas of water pollution and the discharge of hazardous chemicals.

In what experts describe as a water pollution disaster in one of the world’s most densely populated and environmentally fragile places, its city’s river systems in Dhaka have reached alarming levels, threatening agriculture, fisheries and public health.

A leading global leader in developing sustainable, high performing processing and effects chemicals that have low environmental impact, Huntsman Textile Effects recently co-organized a customer event entitled ‘Innovation for Economic and Environmental Sustainability’ with its local agent, Swiss Colours.

Held on August 28, the event brought together more than 1,000 representatives from textile mills, brands, retailers, NGOs and academic institutes to discuss the challenges and opportunities they collectively face in the apparel industry.

Covering a multitude of issues ranging from the Joint Roadmap towards Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) and innovative environment products and solutions to meet the industry’s toughest challenges, each topic was designed to help create value-add for the respective textile segments.

“The seminar couldn’t have come at a better time. The contents are comprehensive, insightful and up-to-date, providing textile stakeholders with an excellent overview of some of the industry’s challenges and Huntsman’s expertise and technical know-how. Huntsman’s R&T capabilities along with its innovative products and solutions further boosted our confidence that Huntsman is the Go-To Partner to help us meet our environmental targets,” commented Mr. Mahbubul Alam, Executive Director, Masco Group.

“Creating a sustainable textile value chain is one of the top priorities in the textile industry. As one of the global leaders in addressing industry challenges with sustainable products and solutions meeting economic and ecological needs, Huntsman Textile Effects is committed and well positioned to help the industry address these challenges.

Huntsman will continue to invest and collaborate with various stakeholders in Bangladesh to help the industry minimize their environmental footprint and to meet sustainability targets to compete in the global market,’ added Steve Gray, Global Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Planning.

Asia is a key growth market for Huntsman Textile Effects. In the last few years, Huntsman Textile Effects have invested $100M in the region. These include world-class distribution centers and facilities located in China, Pakistan and most recently, a $17.5 million synthesis plant in Thailand. In addition, a state-of-the-art research laboratory in Mumbai was also established to complement its established research facilities in Panyu, China.

These measures firmly positions Huntsman Textile Effects as a truly competitive global and regional dyes and chemical manufacturer and demonstrate its confidence in the growth of the textile industry in Asia.

Huntsman

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Surat to get a mega textile park, centre of excellence

The textiles ministry is positively working on the proposals for a...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2017

Myanmar sets up new committee to revise minimum wage

The Government of Myanmar has set up a new committee, replacing an...

Courtesy: Invista

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Invista explores alternatives for apparel & textile trade

Invista, one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical...

Interviews View All

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search