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Sustainable Innovations in Coloration

Dr K S Murthy (Pidilite Industries Limited) gives his personal review of the SDC EC National Conference, which took place on 6th June 2014 at the Textile Committee Auditorium, Mumbai, India.

The Chairman Mr Ullhas Nimkar welcomed the audience and briefed them about SDC activities and the theme of sustainable textiles which has been growing in importance. A paradigm shift of industry from the West to Asia, mainly India and China, has resulted in a decrease in European production and hence it has become necessary to address the new challenges through sustainability initiatives and develop new standards for test methods. Challenges are dynamic and changing rapidly including Manufacturing Restricted Chemical Substances (MRSL) just launched by Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC Group). The Indian chemical industry including dyestuffs and finishing chemicals has to comply with this because textiles contribute to exports from India.

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SDC Innovation Award 2014

The SDC Innovation Award is designed to recognise those at the pinnacle of achievement in coloration innovation. The 2014 award attracted considerable international interest and publicity, and an impressive range of entries from a wide range of sectors and 17 countries worldwide. There were two categories, one for large scale organisations, and the other for small/medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

The finalists were invited to showcase their entries at the SDC Day of Celebration, where the winners were also announced.  The winners received a cash prize of £1,000 and the SDC Innovation Award trophy.

The winner in the large scale category was Novozymes.  Read on for details of their innovation.

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