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Meet Our Newest ZDHC Contributors and Friends

October 2, 2019

It’s been a busy few weeks at ZDHC, as we welcome the latest additions to our base of ZDHC Contributors. An impressive twelve new orga...

New ZDHC Contributors from the Chemical and Textile Industries - and our First 3 Friends of ZDHC!


It’s been a busy few weeks at ZDHC, as we welcome the latest additions to our base of ZDHC Contributors. An impressive twelve new organisations have joined our community.

These organisations will work alongside us to spread the use of safer chemistry throughout the value chain. Their support and expertise will be invaluable in building and refining the tools that are helping the industry to transform. We extend a very warm welcome to Kmart Group, Bluesign Technologies, Archroma, DyStar, Huntsman Textile Effects, KISCO, Pulcra Chemicals, RUDOLF Group, TANATEX Chemicals, Johnstons of Elgin, Marzotto LAB S.R.L. and Asia Pacific Rayon.

There’s been yet another exciting development, as we announce our first Friends of ZDHC. Three companies, FAST RETAILING CO LTD, ISA-Traesko GmbH and VAUDE Sport GmbH, have all made their interest in our work official.

Having joined us as Friends, they will tap into ZDHC’s tools and other supports to promote their own safer chemical management.

Latest additions to ZDHC’s Signatory Brands:

The Kmart Group, comprising Kmart Australia, Target Australia, Anko International, KAS Group Asia and Catch Group, is a division of Wesfarmers and operates over 520 stores across Australia and New Zealand and employs more than 44,000 team members. Kmart Group sells a range of apparel and general merchandise products.

Latest additions to ZDHC’s Value Chain Affiliates:

New ZDHC Contributors from the Chemical Industry:

Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees and 25 production sites in over 35 countries. They deliver specialized performance and color system solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and colouring people’s lives every day, everywhere. Archroma is passionate about enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, service levels and cost-efficiency.

DyStar is a global textile dyes and chemicals supplier with a strong heritage. It has over a century of experience in product development and innovation for the textile industry. With 2,200 employees across 50 countries and 17 production sites, its reliable products and solutions support customers from diverse sectors and supply chains. DyStar is committed to sustainability. It helps the supply chain (including brands, retailers and their industry partners) to meet stringent quality and ecological specifications in a fast, cost-efficient way.

Huntsman Textile Effects is the textile industry’s leading global provider of high quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks. With operations in 90 countries and manufacturing facilities in China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand, Huntsman Textile Effects is uniquely positioned to offer prompt, expert technical service worldwide. Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are at the heart of its work. Using cutting edge technology, it creates innovative solutions and sustainable products with durable features like water repellency, colour fastness, or sun resistance. The company also produces state-of-the-art dyes designed to reduce water and energy consumption.

KISCO (Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation) is a large-scale developer and manufacturer of dyes, inks, fine chemicals, materials for electronics and other functional materials. The KISCO Group employs 1000 staff across 10 manufacturing sites in Korea, including over 120 R&D staff in Seoul. KISCO’s range of high quality materials is based on a deep commitment to safety and sustainability and are distributed to customers in over 60 countries.

Pulcra Chemicals is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative speciality chemicals for the fibre, textile and leather industries. The organisation has over 140 years of experience in its field and is committed to providing sustainable application and process solutions. Those solutions go hand in hand with responsible chemical management, which is delivered by a global team across 13 different locations.

The RUDOLF Group is an international company group with a product range that includes textile auxiliaries for all stages of textile finishing processes. It also provides products for textile care and building protection.

TANATEX Chemicals has proven itself to be a credible, innovative organisation for 60 years. The company is a groundbreaker in the field of textile processing solutions that range from pre-treatment to finishing, digital printing and carpet processing. Through a global network of offices, agencies and distributors, TANTATEX Chemicals brings its customers advanced quality wet processing products. A high level of technical and tailor-made service is also provided.

New ZDHC Contributors from the Textile Industry:

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) operates one of the biggest viscose-rayon mills in Asia with an installed production capacity of 240,000 tonnes per annum. Located in Riau, Indonesia, APR operates a fully integrated facility from plantation to viscose fibre. APR is committed to clean manufacturing, a minimal environmental footprint, and creating positive impacts on community livelihoods.

Johnstons of Elgin is one of the last few vertical mills in the UK. To this day, it still carries out all processes, from raw cashmere or fine woollen fibres right through to the finished product. Johnstons of Elgin’s mills in Elgin and Hawick employ over 1,000 people, including highly skilled textile craftsmen and women.

Marzotto LAB S.R.L., based in Italy, this organisation part of textile Group Marzotto S.p.a. specialises in natural fibres such as cotton and linen. It also specialises in velvet and home decor. Sustainability and the environment are key issues for Marzotto LAB SRL. All chemical products used in its processes are purchased from highly qualified suppliers.

New ZDHC Contributors from the Solution Provider category:

The bluesign® system eliminates harmful substances from the start of a manufacturing process. It also sets and controls standards for environmentally friendly, safe production. This ensures final textile products meet stringent safety requirements, and consumers are assured of a product’s sustainability. The bluesign® system is globally recognised and adopted by leading textile and accessory manufacturers.

Also Announcing the First 3 Friends of ZDHC!

Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and owner of UNIQLO, the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group.

ISA-Traesko GmbH, an innovative German company producing quality shoes, accessories, and leather goods that are distributed all over the world.

VAUDE Sport, a German family-owned company offering innovative and sustainable outdoor equipment for mountain and biking sports activities.

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