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27 May 20
Huntsman Textile Effects and Bao Minh Textile collaborate to produce fabric for medical gowns

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27 May 2020

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HUNTSMAN TEXTILE EFFECTS AND BAO MINH TEXTILE COLLABORATE TO PRODUCE FABRIC FOR MEDICAL GOWNS
Advanced barrier effect solutions support COVID-19 efforts

Singapore - Huntsman Textile Effects and Bao Minh Textile, one of the largest and most modern woven fabric producers in Vietnam, are collaborating to produce fabric that meets the stringent performance standards required of isolation gowns. High-quality medical gowns are essential protective wear for healthcare workers combatting the global COVID-19 pandemic, but these are in short supply worldwide.

Bao Minh Textile will initially treat 760,000 meters of woven fabric with a carefully curated combination of Huntsman Textile Effects barrier effect solutions and auxiliaries. This fabric is sufficient to produce 345,000 high-grade isolation gowns.

“To help meet extraordinary global need for hospital gowns, we had to be able to deliver a high-performance fabric of consistent high quality while maintaining our commitment to good manufacturing practice and sustainability. The technical teams from Bao Minh Textile and Huntsman Textile Effects worked hand in hand to make this possible at speed,” said Mr Tran Dang Tuong, Chief Executive Officer of Bao Minh Textile. 

Manfred Albrecht, Chief Representative for Huntsman Textile Effects Vietnam, sa id: “We are pleased to support an industry innovator and sustainability champion like Bao Minh Textile to help in the fight against COVID-19. It takes deep operational knowhow and knowledge of the chemical composition and mechanical properties of finishing effects and fibers to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the required standard. Huntsman Textile Effects and Bao Minh Textile have an excellent collaborative relationship and we look forward to continuing to help the team refine production amid COVID-19 and beyond.” 

Bao Minh Textile’s isolation gown fabric relies on a range of Huntsman pretreatment, dyeing and finishing solutions. These include CLARITE® ONE, an all-in-one pretreatment for peroxide bleaching; NOVACRON® and TERASIL® dyes; PHOBOL® CP-C, an excellent oil-, water- and stain-repellent finish; and PHOBOTEX® RSY, a non-fluorinated durable water repellent with extremely high washing resistance. PHOBOL® EXTENDER XAN is also applied to further increase wash durability.

Huntsman Textile Effects has a comprehensive range of barrier effects for both nonwoven and woven medical applications, including facemasks and PPE such as isolation gowns.

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About Huntsman:
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2018 revenues of approximately $9 billion. 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 75 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within ou r 4 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.

About Huntsman Textile Effects:
Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks 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 durable water repellents, color fastness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption. For more information about Huntsman Textile Effects, please visit www.huntsman.com/textile_effects.

About Bao Minh Textile:
Bao Minh Textile (BM) is one of the biggest and most modern woven fabrics producers, in Nam Dinh province, Vietnam, with facilities such as weaving, yarn dye, piece dye and state of the art finishing, handlooms, laboratory, all conveniently located at Bao Minh industrial zone. Bao Minh Textile has the ability to go from design to manufacture of many types of mid-range to high end woven fabrics. We strive to fulfil our clients’ requirements through focusing on innovation, consistency in quality, attentive customer service, and most importantly the commitment to protect the environment and conduct our business in the most sustainable manner.

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