PROGRAM HELPS DAECHUN DIFFERENTIATE THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC BEST PRACTICES
Singapore – With the world’s brands and retailers increasingly choosing to work with only environment-friendly suppliers, Huntsman Textile Effects is working closely with leading Korean textile exporter Daechun Co. Ltd to deepen its commitment to sustainability.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed on 25 March, Huntsman Textile Effects will help Daechun streamline operations and train technical staff at its textile mill in Gyunggi Province. This reinforces the Korean mill’s growth as an eco-friendly export business and builds on its reputation as a sustainability leader in the global marketplace.
Daechun has already adopted Huntsman Textile Effects’s state-of-the-art technologies to improve their efficiency at its Gyunggi plant. These include the NOVACRON® P reactive inks for textile printing and the CLARITE® ONE all-in-one pretreatment for peroxide bleaching. With Huntsman’s support, Daechun is seeking to further enhance its chemical management capabilities as it continues to develop new products for its global markets. Specifically it will optimize its chemical management processes from pretreatment to finishing and set up a waste print paste system.
Experts from Huntsman Textile Effects will carry out an operational audit called PIP, on a need basis at Daechun’s facility and recommend ways for the mill to improve productivity and profitability. Implemented in many mills around the world, the Huntsman PIP has proven to be capable of reducing overall energy consumption while increasing output by up to 30% and improve right-first-time performance by up to 95%.
Huntsman Textile Effects will also work closely with Daechun to support product development and testing programs at Huntsman’s laboratories.
Mr. D.K. Kim, Pr
esident, Daechun Co. Ltd, said, “As a major producer of high-quality textiles for global markets, we continuously develop new products and look for new ways to meet the highest environmental standards. Our investments in digital printing technology and our commitment to organic materials and eco-friendly inks and dyes illustrate our approach. With Huntsman Textile Effects as our innovation partner, we are now going even further in adopting sustainability best practice to achieve an even cleaner supply chain.”
Mr. Jay Naidu, Vice President - Strategic Marketing and Planning, Huntsman Textile Effects, added, “Korea’s textile mills are high-quality manufacturers with the ability to deliver high-value products to the world’s most demanding brands. Companies like Daechun are leading the way and showing other mills what it takes to compete at this level; namely, a commitment to investing in sustainability and continuous improvement. Huntsman Textile Effects is pleased to support Daechun in its on-going drive to explore efficient, ecological and economical ways to save energy and water and help strengthen Korea’s capabilities in high-quality textile production.”
Korea’s textiles and apparel export value stood at USD15.9 billion in 2014, accounting for 2.8% of total exports*. The Korean textile industry has been quick to adopt advanced technologies and to enter niche markets in order to gain market share from lower-cost competitors.CLARITE® and NOVACRON® are registered trademarks of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all countries
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About Huntsman Textile Effects
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries. With operations in more than 90 countries and seven primary manufacturing facilities in six countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand), Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to provide prompt and expert technical service wherever our customers are based. Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. We use cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects such as built-in freshness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. All these go towards meeting the needs of our customers in supporting a more sustainable environment.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2014 revenues of approximately $13 billion including the acquisition
of Rockwood’s performance additives and TiO2 businesses. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in more than 30 countries and employ approximately 15,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
Established in 1988, Daechun produces top-quality fabrics in cotton and a variety of other fibers. Fully equipped with up-to-date printing facilities, including five flat and three rotary printing machines from Stork of the Netherlands, and staffed by a highly skilled team, Daechun prints up to 18 colors using the highest-grade of dye products from Huntsman Textile Effects. With the capacity to print 2,000,000 yards per month, Daechun’s engraving department creates photo prints on flat and rotary screens and is recognized globally as an industry leader. In an effort to minimize its carbon footprint and operate as a model of environmental sustainability, Daechun uses eco-friendly dyestuff on organic fabrics and maintains strict standards for the efficient use of raw materials and for recycling. As the first company to achieve international organic certificates including GOTS and Oeko-Tex, Daechun is committed to producing products that are beneficial for the environment. With offices in Seoul and New York City, Daechun’s sales department provides 360-degree service to clients in the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan, and delivers high satisfaction and win-win business relationships.
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