Asia Dyestuff Industry Federation (ADIF), which represents dyestuff associations and manufacturers in the Asian region, has joined ZDHC as contributor. The new collaboration is expected to significantly accelerate sustainable chemical management uptake across the Asian region. ADIF accounts for 80 per cent of global dyestuff production capacity. The collaboration was announced at a joint event of the China Dyestuff Industry Association (CDIA), ADIF and ZDHC at the recent 2019 China InterDye exhibition.

The new partnership between ADIF and ZDHC will centre on a standardised way to manage input chemistry in the textile and leather sectors and to reinforce the importance of harmonised tools and implementation approaches on sustainable chemical management across the supply chains, ZDHC said.

Other key aspects of the collaboration will include awareness raising and knowledge exchange, as well as innovation and best practice showcases from the dyestuff producers in Asia.