16 Sep 11
Huntsman Sponsors RITE Conference - Textile Effects President Paul Hulme Joins Impressive Line-up Of Speakers (October 19, 2011, London, UK)










Singapore, September 16, 2011 – Textile supply chain traceability and metrics will come under scrutiny at the 5th annual RITE Group conference in London on October 19, 2011, with a host of highly esteemed speakers that include Paul Hulme, President of Huntsman Textile Effects.

The RITE Group Conference, which is held annually in London, is an influential forum that attracts industry captains and innovative thinkers interested in shaping sustainability in the textile industry. Huntsman Textile Effects is a proud sponsor of these conferences. The impressive line-up of speakers include Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, Richard Swannell, director at Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and Berrye Worsham, President and CEO of Cotton Incorporated.

Paul Hulme, President of Huntsman Textile Effects will also attend the conference and offer the viewpoint of a chemical supplier with a presentation entitled: Chemical Supplier - Vendor or Partner for a Sustainable Future. This is an appeal for partnerships throughout the textile chain to be truly effective.

During the breakout sessions there will be a new discussion on ‘Making sense of voluntary agreements and standards for sustainable textiles,’ with the aim to provide an update on key coalitions, activities and environmental standards in the textile arena. In another session, population growth and raw material selection will be addressed. One of the hot topics will be about how the industry can manage water on a global basis and Bob Buck from DuPont will talk about the responsible use of chemicals from an environmental health and safety perspective.

Delegates will also hear from inks, printing and auxiliaries’ specialist Magna Colours who will explain how it has successfully turned its business model on its head to supply products which meet the stringent environmental demands of leading retailers and brands and new, European legislation.


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