Launched in October 2020, Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) is an alliance of 7 leading chemical companies that strives to empower the textile and leather industries to apply sustainable, state-of-the-art chemistry solutions that protect factory workers, local communities, consumers and the environment.
All of the founding members of SCTI – Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, CHT Group, Tübingen/Germany, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation (KISCO), Seoul/Korea, Pulcra Chemicals GmbH and Rudolf Group, both Geretsried/Germany, and Tanatex Chemicals BV, Ede/Netherlands – have made substantial investments in sustainable solutions in recent years.
Specifically, SCTI will support brands, retailers and manufacturers of all sizes at every stage in their sustainability journey to achieve the highest levels of sustainability, by sharing members’ knowledge of chemistry and its application, and by providing training and tools to ensure stakeholders can adopt technologies and optimize processes.
SCTI is also developing a global harmonized sustainability standard for chemical products used in the industry, along with a supporting assessment tool that covers all aspects of the products, from hazards through to environmental, ecological and social impacts. The ultimate aim is to produce more sustainable products through cleaner and more transparent supply chains that use less water and energy and produce less emissions and pollution.