Sweden Government to Open Chemical Knowledge Centre
The government of Sweden is set to open a substitution center that will allow SMEs to recognize safer alternatives to hazardous substances, with significant focus on textiles.
The centre will be located at research institute of Sweden in Boras and will enable knowledge sharing between large and small companies, associations, academia, authorities, and industry, ultimately helping their sustainable development.
In the southwest of Sweden, Boras is the textile hub and represents research centres and chemical manufacturers. This new centre adds to work the government has already done in introducing an initiative to develop sustainability in textile sector, part of which includes that utilization of safer alternatives. It is clear that the substitution centre is likely to have particular focus on textile sector.
The government is planning that centre will help to increase the substitution of these by improving knowledge of hazardous substances. In this way the centre will contribute to stimulating the development of sustainable production process and chemical products, circular economy as well as goods and non-chemical methods.
Head of life science and RISE materials, PernillaWalkenstrom stated that a central part of the business is likely to be an advisory service where academia, industry, strategic innovation programs and industry organizations can get help. Contracting authorities such as country councils and municipalities might also need help in deciding if a product contains an unwanted chemical or has been produced using a process that has been used. Additionally, education and communication will be central parts of the business.
DyStar Introduces New Concept “Cadira Denim”
DyStar Group is launching Cadira Denim as the 6th concept of the company’s new resource efficiency program. This new Cadira concept reduces waste, water and energy consumption.
The company expert stated, Cadira is likely to allow retailers and brands as well as their production partners to save valuable resources, to decrease carbon footprints of their textile products and to grow productivity by developing use of machinery.
The 6th program is Cadira Denim, which is developed to collaborate the most eco awarded Indigo in the globe. This combination permits a salt-free dyeing with a solid sewage load deduction. Moreover, Cadira Denim decreases substantial waste quantities from effluent treatment plant’s (ETP) owing to no additional salt generated.
The manufacturers stated that sulfates are likely to reduce up to 95% differentiated to dyeing with indigo powder combined with conventional reducing agent.
Demand for Textile Chemicals Continues to Remain Steady in Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific remains central to the global prospects of textile chemicals. The region is home to China and India, which are one of the largest producers and consumers of textiles in Asia Pacific. On account of steady demand for textile chemicals in Asia Pacific, many global companies are looking to establish a strong presence in the region. However, the market remains quite fragmented, and many players have smaller shares in this market.