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DyStar sets up new Texanlab to drive sustainability

Tirupur in Southern India is famous for knitwear exports and known as Manchester of India.

5th May 2017

Knitting Industry
 |  Singapore

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear

With a footprint of 6,200 square feet in the centre of Tirupur city, this new laboratory is equipped with the latest equipment for testing of textiles in terms of all physical and colour fastness parameters.

Sustainable development

“It’s worth mentioning that one-third of the lab uses natural daylight and fresh air to reduce electricity usage – a step towards sustainability, which fully aligns with the company’s commitment to sustainable development,” the company explains.

“This textile laboratory would be the first of its kind to serve the export industry with more than “just testing” services – it will also provide end-to-end solutions in the supply chain, from raw materials to final products.”


As a service division of the DyStar Group dedicated to textile and ecology testing services, the Texanlab now has testing laboratories in Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Tirupur in India, as well as sales offices in Asia, Europe, and America.

The Group plans to set up a new laboratory soon in Bangladesh. Texanlab says it works closely with global brands and retailers and has tested more than 350,000 RSL parameters since its inception. “With the new lab, the whole team will undoubtedly support the industry to further reduce harmful chemicals and create a greener and cleaner environment,” the company reports.


The DyStar Group is a leading dyestuff and chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers a broad portfolio of colorants, specialty chemicals, and services. DyStar also caters to multiple sectors including the paints, coatings, paper and packaging industries. DyStar’s key service divisions assist brands and retailers and their industry partners from their first inspiration throughout the entire supply chain to ensure that they meet stringent quality and ecological specifications, reduce costs and shorten lead times.

“We offer state-of-the-art colour communication through CSI; textile and ecology testing through Texanlab; ecology and environmental advice, supply chain auditing and consulting for RSL compliant sustainable processes through Sustainable Textile Solutions group,” the Group explains.

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