Viyellatex extends collaboration pact with Huntsman for two more years


Huntsman Textile Effects has announced that it has extended the partnership and collaboration agreement with the Viyellatex Group for another two years. The agreement will see the Viyellatex Group continuing to use Huntsman as its preferred and sole supplier for industry leading dyes, chemicals and dyeing auxiliaries.

From left, Akhtar Hossain, Managing Director, Swiss Colours, David Hasanat, Chairman, Viyellatex Group, Chuck Hirsch, VP Sales and Technical Resources, Huntsman Textile Effects, and Dheeraj Talreja, Commercial Director, SAMEA Huntsman Textile Effects.

This partnership, now in its 17th year, reinforces the recognition of Huntsman as a trusted and preferred supplier for the Viyellatex Group. Under this agreement signed recently, Huntsman will support Viyellatex’s Group mills to streamline operations and optimize processes, train technical staff, and make recommendations to help improve the yield and productivity. This strategic cooperation will enable the Viyellatex Group to continue to achieve operational excellence.

“We are extremely pleased and proud of this continuing partnership with the Viyellatex Group. As a global leader in the transition to a more sustainable textiles sector, we are pleased to join hands with one of the country’s leading exporter of ready-made garments (RMG) and a supplier to leading international brands, commented Chuck Hirsch, Vice President, Sales and Technical Resources, Huntsman Textile Effects. “This co-operation agreement will also help the Viyellatex Group to maintain its leading edge in the textile industry by leveraging on Huntsman’s R&D capabilities, innovation and focus on sustainability, while continuing to comply with the stringent requirements of its export customers around the world.”

Speaking on the occasion Mr. David Hasanat, the Chairman of the Viyellatex Group, said: “The Viyellatex Group is the leading company in the area of sustainable apparel in Bangladesh. This continuing support and technical expertise from Huntsman will help us be more competitive in this increasingly challenging market. It will help us to comply with the stringent product demands from our global customers and better equip us to face challenges from the operational and environmental aspects.”

He added: “The Viyellatex Group places strong emphasis on sustainability by minimizing energy usage, adopting waste and water recycling, and using only organic materials and environmentally compliant chemicals and dyes and Huntsman is the perfect partner in this regard as they share this vision. We are pleased to be conferred the preferred supplier status by the Viyellatex Group, partnering with one of the leading apparel groups in Bangladesh”, said Mr. Dheeraj Talreja, Commercial Director – South Asia, Middle East & Africa of Huntsman Textile Effects. “This partnership is a great testament of our customers’ trust and confidence in Huntsman’s quality, proven expertise, products and service delivery,” he continued.

As part of the signing ceremony and as an active supporter of Bangladesh’s textile industry, Mr. Hirsch also hosted a seminar for more than 500 customers in the country’s capital, to provide them with leading-edge technologies to help them be more sustainable with competitive value-add to customers.

Huntsman Textile Effects holds regular seminars and workshops and also collaborates with textile mills and apparel manufacturers to adopt new technologies and processes that conserve resources, reduce waste and improve productivity.

Bangladesh’s textile industry is its largest export sector. The ready-made garment (RMG) sector is worth $28.14 billion in 2016-2017, with more than 4,300 garment factories employing about four million people and accounting for 80.7% of the country’s total exports.

To remain internationally competitive, local textile mills and RMG factories have to increasingly demonstrate that they operate in a socially and environmentally sustainable way.