Huntsman Textile Effects Supports Panko Vina With Plant Productivity Program

SINGAPORE — February 17, 2015 — Huntsman Textile Effects is continuing its support of the textiles sector in Vietnam with the announcement that it will work with Panko Vina Corp. to implement a Productivity Improvement Program (PIP) that reinforces the knitwear mill’s growth as a sustainable export business.

The PIP will focus on the Panko Vina textile mill in Binh Duong Province. The plant has already adopted new technologies such as the AVITERA® SE and TERASIL® dyes to save energy and water. It is now seeking to optimize and standardize its processes and work practices to gain maximum benefit from these advanced systems and further improve yield and product quality.

Technical experts from Huntsman Textile Effects will carry out a full operational audit at the Panko Vina facility and recommend ways for the mill to improve productivity and profitability. They will also train Panko Vina’s technical team to help them further streamline operations.

Implemented in many mills around the world, the Huntsman PIP has proven to be capable of reducing water consumption by as much as 50 percent and energy consumption by 30 percent while increasing output by 30 percent, or  more, using existing plant capacity. Critically, PIP has also successfully improved right-first-time performance by 95 percent.

Heun Tae Kim, President, Panko Vina Corp., said, “As a major producer of knitwear for world markets, Panko Vina is focused on providing high-quality products in compliance with the most stringent industry standards and in accordance with sustainable best practices. With Huntsman Textile Effects as our innovation partner, we look forward to strengthening our position as a preferred partner of key brand retailers around the world.”

Mr. Paul Hulme, President, Huntsman Textile Effects, added, “The garment sector is already Vietnam’s most important export earner1. As companies like Panko Vina focus on raising standards to maximize productivity and profit without compromising the environment, even more growth is possible. Huntsman Textile Effects is pleased to support Panko Vina and help strengthen Vietnam’s capabilities in high-quality textile production.”

As an active supporter of Vietnam’s textile industry, Huntsman Textile Effects holds regular seminars and workshops in Vietnam and also 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 currently working with Thien Nam Sunrise to develop a professional training course and help the local industry overcome a shortage of skilled wet processing personnel.

Note: 1 Xinhua Net: Vietnam exports 9.38 bln USD garment in H1

Posted February 18, 2015

Source: Huntsman