Josina van der Velden
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, today announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Textile Institute of Pakistan (TIP). The MoU will pave way for formal cooperation between the two institutions initially for a three-year period. The partnership will benefit students of TIP who will gain access to Archroma’s Center of Excellence in Karachi through periodic training programs. The technical team of Archroma will also share the latest research knowledge with TIP students in a lecture series.
The MoU was officially signed at a ceremony held in Karachi on May 9, 2016 in the presence of Thomas Winkler, President Textile Specialties & Innovation, Archroma, and Humayun Zafar, President, Textile Institute of Pakistan, along with other faculty members.
Speaking at the occasion, Mujtaba Rahim, CEO, Archroma Pakistan Limited, said: “We, at Archroma, believe in continuous improvement and through this initiative we will impart latest knowledge and technical developments to the students who have chosen to make career in textiles. The experience gained through our hands-on training programs, textile product knowledge and operating systems at our Center of Excellence in Karachi will go a long way in enhancing academic acumen of the students.”
“Our students will benefit from the wide exposure in Archroma labs as well as highly specialized latest equipment used in textiles chemicals testing. They will also be able to get management training widely used in the corporate sector. We hope that our collaboration with Archroma will continue for mutual benefit in many years to come”, commented Humayun Zafar.
Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 25 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.
Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to challenging the status quo in the deep belief that it can make its industry sustainable; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency. Products enhanced, colors enhanced, performance enhanced – “Life enhanced”.
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