BD Post Desk
Cost reduction is vital in attaining sustainability in the Bangladesh textile industry and that can be ensured through selecting the right chemical recipe of the right dye range.
Entrepreneurs need to think about the total solution — from purchasing chemical to wastewater treatment in order to cost reduction. They have to think about every stage. To control the cost, they have to find the right chemical recipe or the right dye range in the beginning.
If they can choose the correct chemical compared to the conventional one, they can use less dye, less wastewater, less CO2 emissions. Then the wastewater treatment process will be easier. As a result, the total cost will be lower than the conventional one.
Amy Huang, Deputy Head, SH Division, Product Stewardship of Everlight, said this at ‘ZDHC seminar 2018’.
Evershine Enterprise in collaboration with the Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation (Taiwan) organised the seminar at Hotel Le Meridian, in Dhaka, agency reports.
‘ZDHC Seminar 2018’ has covered current sustainability topics in the context of Bangladesh’s textile wet processing industry with the aim to raise awareness and inform end-users on Everlight’s firm commitment regarding the implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile and leather industries to protect consumers, workers, and the environment.
Shazid Rahman, Director, Evershine Enterprise said that on behalf of Evershine they are very proud to have Everlight as one of their partners. He also said that they are representing them since 1993. Everlight has been firmly committed towards the goal of Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals.
Sales Manager of the Sales team David Lu, who is in-charge of Bangladesh market since 2004, presented Everlight to the guests. He said, “Bangladesh Textile Business has become big at this moment. However, the textile business means dyes, chemicals, and auxiliaries, which destroy the environment, which is not only affecting us but also the next generation. Therefore, this is the perfect time to think about the pollutions.”
“By using the better quality product, we can save our environment. As Everlight is the first dyestuff company to join ZDHC as an associate member, they are producing high quality and eco-friendly product,” he added.
Everlight Chemical was founded in 1972. Its revenue was $ 307 million in 2017. Everlight has their market in 17 locations worldwide. “The business we started from colorant, right now we have 5 business units, and these are Color Chemicals, Light Stabilizers, Electronic Chemicals, Pharmaceutical Chemicals, and Tone. But the main business is the color chemical,” said Amy Huang. Around 5 percent of their revenue goes for R&D to improve their product. They have 250 researchers who are engaged with the research work. Everlight was awarded several times, which shows that Everlight is not only focused on business profit but also consider its social responsibility.
Amy Huang explained how they overcome the challenges they face during the chemical manufacturing process. She said, “We try to calculate the amount of chemical we use in a reasonable way. We calculate the number of chemicals we use and we calculate the number of chemicals coming out. When we design a new product we use ‘12 green chemistry principles’ concept.”
“Everlight has the capability to offer top quality of colorant in the textile industry. We promptly deliver the product to our customers. We also offer a reasonable price. We also developed a lot of green product such as Everzol ED, a strong chromo fore where smaller quantities of dyes required than conventional dyes. We also developed digital textile printing for injecting ink. We also have a fewer product without DMF solvent,” Amy Huang said these while describing their contribution to the textile Industry.
Recently Everlight is trying to make their product free from PCA content, which is mainly coming from the reactive black mixture. Almost all black color contain PCA, Everlight has products to overcome these problems, such as Everzol Black series, Everzol Black ECO series, Everzol Black
Highlighting their latest products she said, “We have new product PFEDGEDR, ED3R to the market. Secondly, we have a new product ever acid black XMW. This new product has high bear up, very little wastewater and the CO2 emission is quite low compared to the previous conventional products for nylon. We are working on the leather also.”
David Lu said, “Everzol® CS is the best solution for Critical Color Shades that dyes with good performance and light-fastness. It is environmentally aware for achieving a better Carbon Footprint.”
Amy Huang discussed the developments, initiatives, regulations, and activities of ZDHC. She highlighted that how collective action can transform an industry. He said that Everlight wants to give ‘Green Solutions’ for apparel and footwear. It also wants to reduce heavy metal item from their chemicals. They have new black acid item Everacid Black X-BW for nylon and wool. By using these dyes, one can reduce the use of dyestuff usage up to 41% and X-BW present two times stronger strength than the traditional one. The removal of Cr removal rate is also remarkable for this product than the previous conventional one.
“The vision of ZDHC is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers, and the environment,” she said.
‘ZDHC seminar 2018’ explains how Everlight can help in cost reduction for Bangladesh textile industry