Realization of Economy and Environment Sustainable Development of Textile Supply Chain
2016 Global Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Conference on June 6 in Xiqiao, Guangdong Province. At the meeting, Mr. Jay Naidu, global vice president of strategic marketing and planning for Huntsman Textile, said the Chinese textile industry is facing increasingly serious challenges. Rising labor costs in coastal cities, labor shortages, weak domestic market demand, reduced export orders and TPP agreements, leading to the transfer of fabric orders to other countries. At the same time, environmental issues also have a profound impact on the entire textile supply chain. From the upstream point of view, stringent environmental protection requirements caused some chemical companies shut down, resulting in dye intermediates and dye supply, dye prices rose sharply.
In response, Jay Naidu argues that NGOs, governments, brands and retailers, textile leaders, and other industry stakeholders are taking action in the face of these challenges. The Chinese government has also implemented a revised environmental protection law in 2015 to curb corporate environmental pollution; major global brands are urging their suppliers to improve wastewater treatment and resource recycling facilities; chemical manufacturers to develop new innovations And sustainable development index, and with non-governmental organizations to enhance environmental performance, in order to achieve economic and environmental sustainable development.
As a leading supplier of quality dyestuffs and chemicals to the global textile and related industries, Huntsman Textile Dyeing not only meets the needs of sustainable development of the textile industry, but also meets the economic needs of the textile industry itself , Which undoubtedly provides the industry with the current industry challenges one of the feasibility of the program.
It is reported that Huntsman's AVITERA SE multi-reactive group reactive dyes can speed up and improve the cotton fiber, cellulose fiber and blended fabric exhaustion rate. Compared with conventional reactive dyes, which have a floating color ratio of less than 7%, more dye can be absorbed and a reduced amount of salt as compared to a float color rate of 15% to 30% for conventional reactive dyes. And because the unfixed dye will be weakly attached to the fiber at high salt concentration, it can be washed away with lower water temperature, which not only reduces the enterprise's consumption of water and salt, its energy consumption and carbon dioxide Emissions have also been substantially reduced. According to statistics, the traditional dyeing and finishing method for one kilogram of cotton dyeing, the required water consumption of up to 100 liters, the current best dyeing technology (BAT) water consumption of about 30-40 liters, and AVITERA SE dye can be further Reduce resource consumption, the water-saving rate relative to the best dyeing technology (BAT) is also higher than 50%, water consumption of about 15-20 liters, energy consumption reduction of up to 70%, time consumption by nearly 50% Salt content is reduced by 20%, and does not contain banned aromatic amines, including p-chloroaniline (PCA).
In addition, Huntsman's water-repellent, fluorine-free, water-repellent High IQ® Repel and UVITEX® BHA LIQ-based stilbene-based optical brighteners not only achieve zero emissions of hazardous chemicals in production processes, The current market for products increasingly stringent purchase criteria, and does not require the customer's factory equipment and other related transformation can use these technologies.
In an interview after the meeting, Mr. Jay Naidu pointed out that China as a global textile industry can not be ignored in the huge market, with the global textile supply chain pattern changes, the shortage of domestic workers and increasingly stringent environmental requirements, China's Market share will be part of the flow overseas, but its dominant position in the global textile industry in the next 15 years will not change, so Huntsman will continue to invest more in the Chinese market and with more Chinese textile enterprises Cooperation.