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Digital Management Of Hazardous Chemical In Textile Manufacturing

Published: February 9, 2023
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

The ISCMA and GIZ conference on “Digital Management of Hazardous Chemical in Textile Manufacturing” was a successful event that brought together leaders from the chemical industry to discuss important issues related to sustainability and responsible chemical management.

In his welcome note, President of ISCMA, Vinay Patil, emphasized the importance of the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle) and 3 Ps (Planet, People, and Profit) in the chemical industry. He stressed the need for a more conscious approach to the use of hazardous chemicals in textile manufacturing, with a focus on minimizing their impact on the environment.

Dr. Rossitza Krueger, Project Manager at GIZ India, gave opening remarks that provided a brief overview of the organization and its work. GIZ is a German government agency that operates in over 150 countries, with a total staff of 20,000 people, including 500 in India. The organization has established partnerships with various brands and platforms to manage chemicals and track their impact on the environment for sustainable management.

Additionally, several other industry leaders shared their views on the topic of digital management of hazardous chemicals in textile manufacturing. Mr. Digvijay Tarte from GIZ India gave a presentation on the objectives, activities, and impact of the program. Mr. Umashankar Mahapatra, MD of Pulcra Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd., discussed the role of specialty chemicals in the textile value chain. Mr. Snajay Harane spoke about sustainable practices in textile processing, while Mr. Ganesh Kasekar from GOTS spoke about the GOTS chemical input approval process and product stewardship. Lastly, Mr. Purvesh Jain and Mr. Prashant Patil from IndoCount shared their insights on how industry leaders are adopting sustainable cotton and standards in their production processes.

Moreover, Ms. Sophie Hiltner from GoBlu gave a presentation on the use of chemical management tool, The BHive, and its importance in achieving environmental goals throughout the complete supply chain. Mr. Senthil Nathan. V. from TUV Rheinland India also gave a live demonstration of the app, showcasing its features and capabilities.

The presentations and demonstrations provided valuable insights into the use of digital tool The BHive for managing hazardous chemicals in the textile industry. Attendees learned about the importance of tracking and managing chemicals throughout the supply chain to ensure sustainable and responsible practices. The conference demonstrated the power of technology in promoting and achieving environmental goals in the industry.

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