29 Jul 13
Huntsman Textile Effects Awarded Preferred Supplier Status In Strategic Partnership with Huamao Group

Singapore – Huntsman Textile Effects has been conferred the Preferred Supplier Status for Huamao Group’s dyes and chemical requirements.  This strategic partnership will see Huntsman Textile Effects proactively supporting Huamao Group in addressing challenges in its operational and environmental needs.

Speaking at the signing ceremony recently in China, Dr. Min Cong Lai, Chairman of Huamao Group commented, “As a leading manufacturer of sportswear and casual fabric with facilities in Xiamen and Changshu, Huamao Group is very excited to collaborate with an esteemed partner like Huntsman Textile Effects, to provide us with the innovation  and expertise to build on a world-class technical team. Moving forward, we believe the partnership will help us differentiate our services in meeting our customers’ stringent product demands and challenges from an operational and environment aspect.”

Added Mr Kent Kvaal, Vice President of Global Sales and Technical Services at Huntsman Textile Effects, ”Being awarded the Preferred Supplier Status from business partners like Huamao Group is a mark of confidence in Huntsman Textile Effect’s strength as a global leader in providing innovative and sustainable total textile solutions.

China is an important market for us. We view this partnership as a significant milestone for Huntsman Textile Effects in delivering world-class technical service solutions, cost-efficient innovations and sustainable processes that will give Huamao Group the added competitive edge. With this collaboration, we look forward to foster closer working relationships with Huamao Group and in offering the latest technical know-how and resources to improve its  productivity.”

With the textile industry as a whole facing tighter restrictions on environmental compliance, Huamao Group has taken steps to ensure that its entire manufacturing processes embrace a more sustainabl e approach. This includes minimizing energy usage, adopting waste and water recycling treatments and using only organic materials and compliant chemicals and dyes during their production.

Huntsman Textile Effects is a global leader in providing total textile solutions across all aspects of the textile chain and a committed player in developing sustainable, high performing processing and effects chemicals with low environmental impact.

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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. Research, innovation and sustainability 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 toward meeting the needs of our customers in supporting a more sustainable environment. With operations in 110 countries including eight primary manufacturing facilities in seven countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Switzerland) and 15 Formulation Distribution Centers spread across the various regions, Huntsman Textile Effects 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 multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2011 revenues of over $11 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

About Huamao Group
Founded in 1992, Huamao Group has been known for it’s specialization in the dyeing, weaving and finishing of nylon textiles. The company is composed of three facilities:  Huamao (Xiamen) Weaving, Dyeing, and Finishing Co. Ltd; Huamao (Xiamen) Technical Textile Co., Ltd, and Changshu Huamao Textile Co., Ltd. The H.M. Group remains at the forefront of the worldwide fabric industry by staying true to it’s founding operational practices of harmony, unity, credibility and innovation. Huamao Group has about 1800 employees with total investment of $120M. The overall production capacity of its 2 production units in Xiamen and Changshu amount to 120 million yards. Huamao products are mainly applied for sports and casual, fashionable down jacket, outdoor and working wear.

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