In its commitment to speed up the adoption of sustainable chemical solutions and improved resource productivity, 7 chemical companies have come together and launched SCTI.
Launched in October 2020, SCTI – or Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry – will help brands, retailers and manufacturers of all sizes to attain the highest levels of sustainability by sharing members’ knowledge of chemistry and its application.
And that’s not all! SCTI will also provide training and tools to ensure stakeholders can embrace technologies and optimise processes.
SCTI is also working on developing a global harmonised sustainability standard for chemical products used in the industry along with a supporting assessment tool that covers all aspects of products from risks to environmental, ecological and social impacts.
Stating how chemistry solutions have a defining role to play, Rohit Aggarwal, Chairman, SCTI and President, Huntsman Textile Effects, said “Sustainable chemistry enables brands, retailers and manufacturers to better protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, the environment and, ultimately, consumers.”
He adds that since no company alone could make the shift to sustainability, SCTI was born.
Notably, all the founding members of SCTI – Archroma, CHT Group, Huntsman, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation (KISCO), Pulcra Chemicals, Rudolf Group and Tanatex Chemicals – have made substantial investments in sustainable solutions in recent years.
And now they are coming – and investing – together to ensure safe and sustainable application of chemistry knowledge in textile and leather sector.
Watch this space for SCTI initiatives!