28 Nov 11
Huntsman Textile Effects Strengthens Its Formulation and Distribution Network with The Opening Of A New Facility in Pakistan

Singapore – Huntsman Textile Effects (TE) officially opened its 13th new Formulation and Distribution Center (FDC) in Karachi, Pakistan. The 4,000 square meter boasts state-of-the-art equipment and new technology to bolster TE’s competitiveness and presence in the Pakistan market.

The new facility, located at the Landhi Industrial Area, provides a production platform in one of the pioneer industrial states in Pakistan and gives Huntsman further competitive advantage through convenient access and modern infrastructure.

Pakistan represents a fast-growing, dynamic market of increasing importance for Textile Effects, and the launch of this FDC strengthens TE’s committed to this textile market to provide best-in-class service and innovative solutions to customers and partners.

“With the opening of our new low cost production facility for formulated chemicals in Karachi to meet increasing local demand, we will considerably increase our competitiveness and flexibility in textile chemicals in this key Asian textile market,” said Mr Paul Hulme, President of Huntsman Textile Effects. “Our well established partner SWISSTEX will continue to provide enhanced sales activities enabling us to concentrate on all formulation and production aspects using our cutting edge technology to develop innovative products and technologies, market solutions with intelligent effects to this growing market.”

In operation since 2007, Huntsman Textile Effects has a manufacturing presence playing a leading role in supplying auxiliaries. With Swisstex as its sole distributor, Huntsman Textile Effects has been aggressively extending its global reach in Pakistan to support the challenges facing the textile industry and to be the driving force for the  4th largest cotton producer of the world.

Huntsman Textile Effects looks to developing more competitive locally-sourced formulated products for the local market, and will work with distributor partner Swisstex in order to maximize growth with key textile customers, especially in the home textiles and specialty chemicals areas.

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About Textile Effects
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries.

Research, innovation and sustainability are at the heart of what we do and we use cutting edge technology to develop innovative solutions to create innovative products and technologies with intelligent effects, such as built in freshness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes to reduce water and energy consumption, meeting the needs of our customers and supporting a more sustainable environment.

With operations in 110 countries and 14 primary manufacturing facilities worldwide in twelve countries (China, Columbia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, Switzerland, USA), Huntsman TE is uniquely positioned to provide fast and expert technical service wherever our customers are based.

About Huntsman
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from m ultiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2010 revenues of over $9 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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