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DyStar publishes Sustainability Report 2014

Due to the company’s commitment to sustainability, the energy consumption has been reduced by 21.5% and the GHG emission intensity by 14.8%.

8th September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear

In 2010 DyStar published its first Sustainability Report and established concrete goals to reduce the company’s energy and water consumption and its waste water and GHG emission by 20% by 2020.

Commitment to sustainability

Due to the company’s commitment to its environmental stewardship and various improvements in its worldwide production sites and offices, the energy consumption has been reduced by 21.5% and the GHG emission intensity by 14.8%.

Due to the change of the product mix to more water intensive products, the water consumption has slightly increased compared to last year, but on the other hand, the water recycling could be improved by 9% compared to the previous year.

Also, waste recycling programmes have been implemented and improved in various production sites. For example, the facility in Nanjing, China recycled 83,480kg of waste, the manufacturer reports.

Recent developments

DyStar’s two fold sustainability strategy also incorporates to support customers to reduce the impact of the company’s production. One of the highlights in 2014 in that respect is the launch of Realan Black MF-PV for black wool, which is completely free of AOX and heavy materials, according to the manufacturer.

The most recent developments are the new Levafix ECO cellulose dyes, which are free of p-CA and other regulated amines and meet the requirements of all relevant Restricted Substance lists.

Environmental footprint

With various partnerships DyStar aims to help improve the dyeing process and reduce the environmental footprint of their customers. Through its partnership with DyeCoo, DyStar supports the development of technology to use recycled CO2 gas instead of water to permeate textiles with dyes.

DyStar also supported the development of blueXpert, the system by bluesign technologies to improve the resource efficiency in the dyeing process.

DyStar

With over a century of heritage, DyStar is a leader in both product and application innovation for the textile and leather industries. From being specialized in coloration, the business has since evolved into a sustainable solution provider, offering the industry an extensive range of colorants, auxiliaries and services.

With a presence in over 50 countries, DyStar Group works with global and local customers in brands and retailers, mills and dye-houses. The company’s subsidiaries include DyStar Textile Services, which houses Color Solutions International (CSI), Texanlab and Sustainable Textile Services.

www.dystar.com

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