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Archroma looks to enhance its presence in Bangladesh amid great price hike of dyestuffs

event-todayGlobal color & specialty chemical company Archroma has organized a customer seminar here in Dhaka recently. The event was the first of its kind after the transformation of Clariant into Archroma. As a part of its current strong promotional activities around the world, the company focuses Bangladesh for achieving phenomenal growth. Customers from around the country took part in the seminar to learn about latest solutions from Archroma. The company presented the wide spectrum of new developments it brought out recently. From fibre to garment in each processing stages Archroma has its state of the art chemical solutions. Pretreatment to finishing, the company is greatly focusing environment & resource saving s opportunities these days.

Explains price hike

Archroma on 24th of April announced further major price increases on a wide range of its dyes for the textile industry. The company explains in a release that the  main driver for the increases is the growing pressure from increased environmental controls in the production of important raw material and dye intermediate chemicals in Asia, especially in China. This is leading to shortages and steep price increases for such chemicals in the leading producing markets in Asia, impacting through the whole dyes value chain worldwide. Examples of the most impacted intermediate chemicals include H acid, bromaminic acid and anthraquinone derivatives. Most dyestuff types have been impacted by the current raw material market situation, including the most widely used in textile manufacturing such as reactive and direct dyes for cellulosic fibers, as well as disperse, acid and metal complex dyes for synthetics and wool fibers.

“We have been faced with wave after wave of dramatic cost increases for critical raw materials and dye intermediate chemicals,” explains Alan Cunningham, Global Head of Textile Dyes Marketing, Textile Specialties Business, at Archroma. “Our latest discussions with major raw material and dyes intermediate producers confirm that the pressure on costs is increasing further. As a result we are faced with no alternative but to announce immediately a new wave of price increases across a wide range of our products.”

Advanced denim concept shortlisted for the SDC innovation award

The SDC (Society of Dyers and Colourists), one of the world’s leading industry organizations dedicated to the science and future of color, will announce the winner of its Innovation Award 2014 on May 16, 2014. Archroma is shortlisted in the large-scale organisations category among three nominees from a large number of entries received from 17 countries globally.

The award aims at distinguishing: “a novel product, process or service which opens up new opportunities for color, challenges existing conventions, is environmentally conscious, demonstrates the application of pioneering color science or technology, and shows clear user benefits.”

Archroma’s Diresul® Indicolor dyes are designed to enhance denim’s look and feel, add a vast range of new shades and wash-down effects, and create smart finishes. In total, when employing the ADVANCED DENIM processes, water consumption can be reduced by as much as 92%, while 63% of the usual cotton waste is avoided and around 30% can be saved in energy costs too compared to a traditional denim process, informed Archroma recently. “ADVANCED DENIM is Archroma’s ready-to-use solution towards zero discharge,” comments Miguel Sanchez, Global Head of Product Line Special Dyes at Archroma.

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