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13 Oct 15
Huntsman Textile Effects commemorates 50th anniversary of its Mexico manufacturing facility

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Atotonilquillo, Mexico and Singapore -- Huntsman Textile Effect is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its primary manufacturing facility in the Americas. The plant in Atotonilquillo, Mexico is one of Textile Effects’ global centers producing dyes and chemicals for customers in the Americas and around the world.  

“Huntsman Textile Effects is proud to celebrate this momentous milestone of its Atoto plant, which is the only plant that synthesizes dyes and chemicals in the Americas. Its sophisticated processes, relentless focus on quality, commitment to environmental, health and safety standards and the rich technical expertise of its people have contributed to its capacity expansions,” said Paul Hulme, President of Textile Effects.

Over the past 50 years, the manufacturing facility has built a reputation for excellence in manufacturing a broad range of innovative dye and chemicals. These include LANASET®, TERASIL®, TERATOP® and ERIOFAST® dyes for apparel, automotive and active wear. It also produces UV-FAST®, ULTRATEX® and SAPAMINE® chemicals for sun protection, whitening and softening effects for a broad range of end markets including automotive, apparel and home textiles. 

“Through continuous investment and technology improvements of more than US$50 million since 2010, the Atoto facility uses state-of-the-art manufacturing and effluent treatment processes to drive a more sustainable textile industry,” said Mr Hulme.

Atoto’s ongoing investment will include an additional USD5 million in the next 12-15 months to expand its product portfolio to meet growing demand in polyester active wear and automotive in this region.

Atoto’s 50th anniversary was commemorated at a ceremony at the plant officiated by Mr Enrique Dau, Special Advisor and Representative of the Office of the Governor of Jalisco and Mr Gerardo Rodriguez, Secretary of Labor, State of Jalisco. It was attended by more than 150 guests, including customers, representatives from local government authorities, business associations and community organizations.

"For decades, Huntsman Textile Effects’ collaboration with the community and government organizations has allowed them to build a sustainable future. On behalf of the Federal Government, we congratulate and encourage Huntsman to continue working towards a sustainable future for Jalisco," said Mr. Gerardo Rodriguez.

The Atoto manufacturing facility, supported by chemical formulation centers in the US, Guatemala, Columbia and Brazil, enables Textile Effects to serve customers in the region with greater speed and flexibility. Textile Effects has consistently collaborated with partners and other stakeholders to develop innovative and sustainable practices that meet the industry’s stringent environmental regulations.

The Atoto plant is ISO 9001 certified, assuring consistent quality and rigorous attention to maintaining high standards of performance and the demands of exceptional product quality.

From its inception in 1965 with 44 employees, the Atoto plant has expanded its production capacity and capability. Today, it employees more than 350 employees and produces more than 150 dye and chemical products that are used by global brands, retailers and customers around the world.

Mexico’s textile and apparel industry accounts for approximately 6% of gross domestic product and almost 20% of all manufacturing employment in Mexico .


LANASET®, TERASIL®, TERATOP®, ERIOFAST®, UV-FAST®, ULTRATEX® and SAPAMINE® are registered trademarks of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, cou ntries.


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About Huntsman
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 16,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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. For more information about Huntsman Textile Effects, please visit

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