Garments need to perform, look and feel better than ever

Garments need to perform, look and feel better than ever

In an interview, Rohit Aggarwal, President, Huntsman Textile Effects with Chemical Today Magazine points out that consumers are increasingly looking for textiles that are not only sustainable but which provide comfort and the performance levels required for an active lifestyle. This has been the driving force for the company. Several forces are reshaping the global textile industry. Consumers today are demanding a cleaner and more transparent textile supply chain, which puts pressure on brands and retailers and, ultimately, on the mills that serve them. Read More

Safe, sustainable, superior logistical route

In an interview, Susheel Kumar Mittal, Director, Supply Chain & Information Services, South Asia, BASF with Chemical Today Magazine delves on how safe and effective logistics of hazardous chemicals is becoming an unavoidable part of the industry supply chain. Material flows are becoming increasingly global in the chemical industry. China now leads in global chemical production. With capacities coming back in the US and the Middle East, we will continue to see globally integrated and complex supply chains.  Read More

India carbon black market to exceed $2 bn by 2026 – Report

NOIDA, INDIA: Robust growth in tire manufacturing industries and increasing production of automotive units to drive consumption of carbon black in India through 2026. According to TechSci Research report, “India Carbon Black Market By Type, By Application, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2012-2026’’, India carbon black market is forecast to surpass $2 billion by 2026. Carbon black is a pure elemental form of carbon and is available as a fine powder and pellets. Carbon black is majorly used as key raw material in tire. Read More

Providing functional solutions to modern colour demands

In an interview, Friedhelm Felten, Executive Vice President and Head, Pigments & Functional Materials, Merck with Chemical Today Magazine talks at length about how factors like digitization, individualization and miniaturization will have a major role for the global pigments industry in changing its colours. Our customers operate within a very diverse range of industries, and each industry has its individual trends. However, for cosmetic applications, the trends are strongly driven by the fashion industry where the latest trends in colour and effects. Read More

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