Archroma is a global, diversified provider of dyes and specialty chemicals serving the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets.

Headquartered in Reinach, Switzerland, the company operates a highly integrated, customer-focused platform that delivers specialized performance and color solutions in over 100 countries.

Archroma works with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 25 production sites.

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Our Heritage

Archroma’s heritage traces back to when Kern & Sandoz was established in 1886 in Basel to produce textile dyes. In 1995 Clariant was formed, as a spin-off from Sandoz, and in 1997 acquired the specialty chemicals business of Hoechst.

SK Capital acquired the then Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties, and Emulsions businesses from Clariant Corporation in September 2013. The three divisions were combined into an integrated, market-focused, and collaborative company and renamed Archroma upon becoming an independent entity.

Through this direct lineage, Archroma has knowledge and experience of chemistry and industry spanning more than 120 years.

A new leader

Archroma is a member of the SK Capital Partners group. We continue to grow with additional acquisitions. In July 2015 we acquired the global textile chemicals business of BASF, and between 2014 and 2018, we acquired M. Dohmen, an international group specializing in the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors.

Our belief

Our why
We continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry more sustainable.

Our purpose
We touch and color people’s lives every day, everywhere.

Our vision
We are passionate to deliver leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting our planet.

Our mission
We are growing business by leveraging local entrepreneurship and our global organization in a collaborative way. We enable our customers to win in their market, we push limits to outperform and we never give up!

Our proposition
We deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets and achieve a fair value for our shareholders and stakeholders in return.

Our business

We deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.

We know the key drivers and requirements for the whole supply chain. Our R&D, technical experts and product managers worldwide help companies to optimize production processes and enhance products.

Brand & Performance Textile Specialties

From fiber to finish, Archroma’s Brand & Performance Textile Specialties Business plays a key role throughout the entire textile supply chain, with special chemicals for pretreatment, dyeing, printing and finishing of textiles. Our system solutions enhance the properties of apparel and other textiles in applications as diverse as high fashion, home textiles and special technical textiles.

Packaging & Paper Specialties

Archroma‘s Packaging & Paper Specialties Business provides expertise in the management of whiteness, coloration, special coatings and strength for all kinds of papers. By combining our focused product range with the application services of our paper experts around the globe, we enhance both the optical and functional properties of packaging, paper and tissue.

Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants

From paints, adhesives and construction to the textile and paper industries, Archroma’s Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants Business provides solutions for a wide range of applications. Literally thousands of satisfied customers have been a witness to the outstanding success of Archroma’s Mowilith®emulsions since its first patent was obtained in 1912.

Certification

Archroma and all subsidiaries operate to global standardized management systems:

  • SN EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standard
  • SN EN ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems Standard
  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard

Initial third-party audit and certification in 2014, re-certified in 2017 with a current validity until July 2020.

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Awards

Archroma has a well-deserved reputation in bringing innovation to the market to advance sustainability goals. Not only in advancements in specialty chemical manufacturing processes, but also in innovative technologies that allow significant reductions infinite resources for stakeholders within the value chains.

Archroma has been recognized for these innovations and has continuously earned awards over the years:

  • 2017 OutDoor Industry Award 2017, Gold winner within the Sustainable Innovations category, for our EarthColors technology
  • 2016 World Wildlife Fund Pakistan - Eco-innovation Award for Sustainability Initiatives
  • 2014 Global Water Summit commendation for our Sustainable Effluent Treatment Facility in Pakistan
  • 2013 Independent Chemical Information Service (ICIS) Innovation Award for our ONE WAY Sustainability Service
  • 2012 ICIS Innovation Award for Advanced Denim dyeing
  • 2007 EPA “P2 Recognition Project” Award for deposit control agent Cartaspers® PSM, used in paper manufacturing

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