Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, was highlighted for its advanced sustainable practices and innovation in Pakistan by the Swiss Embassy. Foreign Minister of Switzerland, Mr. Ignazio Cassis who was on an official state visit to Pakistan visited the Archroma Center of Excellence at Karachi on 9 July 2023 along with high-level officials and three Members of the Swiss Parliament.
Archroma employees warmly greeted Mr. Ignazio Cassis at the Archroma Center of Excellence. He inaugurated the company’s “Wall of Pride,” which is an impressive collection of recognitions, accolades, and honors that Archroma has earned in Pakistan since its inception in October 2013.
During his visit, Mr. Cassis explored the various departments at the Archroma Center of Excellence, including the Research & Technology (R&T), Application, Analytical Laboratories & Training Academy. Spread across three floors, he observed the ongoing developmental work firsthand. Notably, he was given a detailed demonstration of the printing process for multi-colored fabrics, coupled with a thorough analysis carried out in the research laboratories.
Among the standout sustainable practices, the ‘Zero Liquid Discharge Sustainable Effluent Treatment Plant’ and the revolutionary aniline-free* indigo from Jamshoro took center stage. Engaging discussions and insightful presentations revolved around strategies to further enhance these achievements in collaboration with the local industry.
“Sustainable practices of Archroma are most befitting for a specialty chemical company. We are delighted to get oriented with measures taken by Archroma Pakistan not only towards saving water by Zero Discharge Plant but also combating water pollution by producing aniline-free indigo. High standards of quality in the labs can be compared with any other global institution,” commented Foreign Minister of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis.
“Archroma is a torch bearer in saving natural resources and bringing the advantages of sustainable practices to the industry as well as the local community. The textile industry is emulating our best practices in their mills. We are therefore honored that Ignazio Cassis visited us and appreciated our engagement to transform our industry,” Mujtaba Rahim, CEO of Archroma Pakistan, said in his address.
Source: Archroma Pakistan