Basel, Switzerland, October 16, 2006 – In response to growing consumer interest in organic products, Huntsman now offers a wide range of dyes and chemicals approved for Organic Cotton.
An increasing number of textile mills along with textile brands and retailers are developing and promoting lines of Organic Cotton textiles. Huntsman’s product stewardship experts have taken the lead in working with organizations like Control Union Certifications (CU), with their Skal International Standards for Sustainable Textile Production, and with the Institute for Marketecology (IMO) which is instrumental in developing and in implementing the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
Huntsman is the first company to offer a wide range of dyes and chemicals that qualify for the GOTS and has a comprehensive list of products that qualify for both GOTS and CU standards.
“Organic Cotton is still at an early stage of development, and there is confusion and misinformation in the marketplace due to the lack of a universally accepted definition,” says Peter Otto, Vice President, Global Marketing.
"Textile Effects helps mills, apparel brands and retailers understand how to meet Organic Cotton requirements and processing standards with our products and how to achieve the high levels of fabric performance that consumers expect."
Huntsman Textile Effects is a founder member of the Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD) and bluesign technologies ag and a signee of the Global Charter of Responsible Care. Environmental health and safety and expertise in product stewardship are a cornerstone of the Huntsman textile business.
To learn more about Huntsman Textile Effects products and product stewardship standards, please visit our website at www.huntsman.com/textile_effects or contact your local representa
tive. To learn more about the Institute for Marketecology and the Control Union Certifications with their Skal International Standards for Sustainable Textile Production, please visit websites www.imo.ch and www.controlunion.com/certification respectively. For more information on bluesign® please visit www.bluesign.com, or click on any symbol below.
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and commodity chemicals. Its 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, rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 15,000 employees and 78 operations in 24 countries. The Company had 2005 revenues of $13 billion.
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