“Sustainability in Action” at Huntsman

September 1, 2014

Huntsman Textile Effects, a global supplier of dyes and textile chemicals headquartered in Singapore, has mobilized its workforce of 3,000 associates at major facilities in eight countries into thinking globally and acting locally. Its “Sustainability in Action” projects organized and implemented by employee teams have included tree plantings, beach and park cleanups, recycling and waste-management …

Dow Microbial Control to certify select mills

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of Dow Chemical Co., has launched the Certified Mill Program to recognize textile manufacturers that have successfully completed a training program and demonstrated their proficiency in applying SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial in their production processes. SILVADUR Antimicrobial offers odor control and freshness in apparel, home textiles and footwear by releasing silver …

Supply chain security

Foiling counterfeiters with DNA tags. By Adam Swenson One of the biggest challenges manufacturers face is counterfeiting, an illicit industry that continues to grow. Counterfeiting in the EU has increased more than tenfold during the past 10 years, from 7,553 cases of counterfeit goods seized in 2002 to more than 90,000 seized in 2012. The …

Chemicals, coatings & compounds

ShowStoppers 2014 Flame retardant treatments Alexium Intl., Booth A2517 NEW: Eco-friendly flame retardant chemistry for fabrics with high synthetic content. Advantages: Durable treatments are easily applied using conventional textile finishing equipment. Halogen-free, launderable, self-extinguishing, compatible with other fabric treatments, no drip, no melt and backcoating option available. Applications: workwear, military, upholstery, furnishing. +1 864 603 …