Huntsman Textile Effects And DyeCoo Textile Systems Enter Into Collaborative Agreement On Supercritical CO2 Water-free Dyeing And Finishing Products

Singapore and WEESP, the Netherlands — October 10, 2012 — As committed leaders in driving
innovation and sustainability for the textile industry, Huntsman Textile Effects and DyeCoo Textile
Systems are joining forces to develop and grow Supercritical CO2 textile processing technology.
This spells good news for the industry as the joint collaboration is set to create more sustainable
products which will benefit the industry as a whole. 

By using recycled carbon dioxide as the application medium, DyeCoo’s innovative technology
completely eliminates the use of water in the textile dyeing process. This new technology requires
innovation in dye and chemical products as the applications expand in order to obtain the high
level of colour fastness and performance that consumers demand.

Commented Mr Steve Gray, Global Vice President of Research and Technology at Huntsman Textile
Effects, “Our track record in innovation, sustainability and quality underpinned by our global
presence puts us in a great position to support this emerging technology. We believe that this
technology has the potential to revolutionise textile manufacturing and we are excited to partner
with like-minded and progressive partners like DyeCoo to make sustainable dye and chemical
innovations more readily available throughout the industry. This collaboration is a reinforcement
of both companies’ long-term strategy and deep commitment to innovation and sustainability.”

Commented Mr Reinier Mommaal, CEO/Co Founder of DyeCoo Textile Systems, ” The roll-out of new
revolutionary technology in the textile industry cannot be done without the right partners. The
first new products introduced with Huntsman Textile Effects will be in the areas of Finishing
products and Fluorescent Brightners. The track record of Huntsman regarding innovation and
sustainability makes them a preferred partner for us.

DyeCoo Textile Systems, a Netherlands-based company, is the world’s first supplier of
industrial CO2 dyeing equipment and is a leading innovator in CO2 dyeing technology and processes.

Huntsman Textile Effects is a global leader in developing total textile solutions across all
aspects of the textile chain and a committed player in developing sustainable, high performing
processing and effects chemicals with low environmental impact.

Posted on October 17, 2012

Source: Huntsman Textile Effects