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Huntsman and PPJ Strengthen Denim Manufacturing Investments

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Huntsman Textile Effects and Phong Phu International (PPJ) have signed a strategic partnership agreement that aims to promote PPJ’s growth in Vietnam as a manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance denim, textiles and apparel, supplying many of the world’s brands and retailers.

Vietnam-based PPJ will leverage technical support from Huntsman Textile Effects, based in Singapore, to enhance its manufacturing processes across its denim, twill and knit mills, and develop new products with strong sustainability components, along with advanced performance, protection and comfort properties.

The development of workwear and value-added textiles for the U.S., European and Japanese markets, such as fabrics with functional finishes, will be a key project for the two partners. They will use advanced Huntsman Textile Effects barrier solutions such as Phobol, Phobotex and Zelan, along with other finishing applications.

Huntsman Textile Effects will also support PPJ to promote its Sinnika Fabric collection, utilizing Huntsman’s advanced dyeing technology and finishes to deliver high-value and market-focused solutions to customers.

“PPJ was among the first in Vietnam to move away from traditional contract manufacturing and offer innovative designs, green solutions and a vertically integrated supply chain as a one-stop solutions provider,” Dr. Dang Vu Hung, chairman and CEO of PPJ, said. “With Huntsman Textile Effects as our technology partner, we look forward to continuing to enhance our capabilities as the preferred supplier to global brands that believe in quality and sustainability.”

The new agreement strengthens a longstanding relationship that has already seen PPJ develop innovative denim, knitwear and woven fabrics and garments using Huntsman Textile Effects technologies, including Avitera SE dyes, Novacron Atlantic dyes and High IQ intelligent effects.

“The textile sector is Vietnam’s largest export earner and PPJ is one of its most impressive success stories,” said Chuck Hirsch, vice president of commercial at Huntsman Textile Effects. “By focusing on innovation and being open to new technology and ideas, PPJ has moved up the value chain and showed others how to succeed on the global stage. We are pleased to continue to support PPJ and help strengthen Vietnam’s reputation for high-quality textile production.”

Huntsman Textile Effects has long been an active supporter of Vietnam’s textile sector. It holds regular seminars and workshops in Vietnam and collaborates with textile mills and apparel manufacturers to help them adopt new technologies and processes that conserve resources, reduce waste and improve productivity.

Huntsman Textile Effects is a global provider of high quality dyes, chemicals and digital inks to the textile and related industries. It has operations in more than 90 countries and seven primary manufacturing facilities in six countries–China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand. It specializes in developing solutions with intelligent effects such as durable water repellents, color fastness, sun protection, and water and energy reduction.

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