Singapore-based Huntsman Textile Effects has opened its 13th Formulation and Distribution Center in
Karachi, Pakistan. The 4,000-square-meter center features the latest equipment and technology and
is located in the Landhi Industrial Area, which was one of Pakistan’s first industrial states and
which houses numerous textile and chemical companies. Huntsman reports that Pakistan is a
fast-growing and increasingly important market for its textile chemicals.
“With the opening of our new low cost production facility for formulated chemicals in Karachi
to meet increasing local demand, we will considerably increase our competitiveness and flexibility
in textile chemicals in this key Asian textile market,” said Paul Hulme, president, Huntsman
Huntsman has been growing its presence in Pakistan through Swisstex Chemicals Pvt Ltd., its
exclusive distributor in the country. The company plans to develop competitive, locally sourced
formulated products, and will partner with Swisstex to increase business with its main textile
customers, particularly in the home textiles and specialty chemicals areas.
“Our well established partner Swisstex will continue to provide enhanced sales activities
enabling us to concentrate on all formulation and production aspects using our cutting edge
technology to develop innovative products and technologies, market solutions with intelligent
effects to this growing market,” Hulme said.
November 29, 2011