DyStar Bangladesh Ltd. has opened a new lab testing service office ‘Texanlab’ at Niketon, Dhaka on 14 February. This textile laboratory would be the first of its kind to serve the export industry with more than “just testing” services – it will also provide end-to-end solutions in the supply chain, from raw materials to final products.
The new lab is equipped with five main sections that include:
- Sampling area
- Physical area
- Chemical area
- Wet area
- Light area
Eric Hopmann, CEO & Head of Global Sales & Marketing, DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd. Said, “Texanlab is testing fabrics from retailers. And we have a lot of expertise with Dystar and Texanlab, we are expanding this expertise in Bangladesh, why? Because Bangladesh is growing. It is a key country for garments, textile exports and you need to meet all the standards of the retailers. Which also make things more complicated. As every retailer has got different standards. But Texanlab has the expertise, to know what to do, how to test, and gives confidence to the retailers. So it’s a different investment.”
Texanlab closely works with global brands and retailers and has tested more than 350,000 RSL parameters since its inception. With the new lab, the whole team will undoubtedly support the industry to further reduce harmful chemicals and create a greener and cleaner environment.
We have Texanlab in India and Bangladesh. And we would be looking to set up Texanlab in Turkey, Vietnam, maybe in Pakistan. Because these are key countries for the textile industry. Also, we have a further future plan to set up more labs in the region.
“We have Texanlab in India and Bangladesh. And we would be looking to set up Texanlab in Turkey, Vietnam, maybe in Pakistan. Because these are key countries for the textile industry. Also, we have a further future plan to set up more labs in the region,” Eric Hopmann added.
In the inauguration program, distinguished figures from the industry as well as the top leaders of Dystar were present. Among them Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman, President of ITET; Professor Engr. Mashud Ahmed, VC, BUTEX; Eric Hopmann, CEO, Head of Global Sales & Marketing, DyStar Group; Majaharul Islam Sumon, Manager (Bangladesh) DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd; Ridha Najar, Country Manager Bangladesh, DyStar Colours Distribution GmbH, and Jayant Khera, Vice President South Asia, Dystar India Private Ltd were present.
The DyStar Group is a leading dyestuff and chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers across the globe a broad portfolio of colorants, specialty chemicals, and services. With a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation for the textile industry, DyStar also caters to multiple sectors including the paints, coatings, paper and packaging industries.