On the mission to bring digitization, transparency, and sustainability to the chemical management of the textile industry, The BHive? connects with organizations that share the same vision. As part of our special newsletter editions, we would like to draw your attention to one of The BHive?'s industry associates. Down below you will find interesting insights into the work of Zschimmer & Schwarz.
About Zschimmer & Schwarz
Zschimmer & Schwarz is a global supplier of chemical auxiliaries and specialties headquartered in Lahnstein near Koblenz, Germany. The family business was founded in Chemnitz in 1894 and is positioned across industries with its nine business divisions.
The company develops, produces, and distributes tailor-made chemical auxiliaries for the leather, fur, ceramic, textile, and chemical fiber industries. The corporate group Zschimmer & Schwarz comprises 30 companies in 16 countries on five continents, 22 of which have their own production facilities
The Textile Auxiliaries Division, located in Burgstaedt near Chemnitz, Germany, offers process auxiliaries that are synonymous with efficiency, effectiveness and quality in the textile industry. In addition to products for manufacturing yarns and fabrics, this division offers sustainable products for pre-treatment, dyeing and printing as well as finishing.
As a system partner of bluesign?, Zschimmer & Schwarz stands for resource-conserving and environmentally-conscious production. Many of the chemical auxiliaries comply with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, which means they are certified to be sustainable and pollutant-tested. By strictly adhering to the ZDHC MRSL list (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Manufacturing Restricted Substances List), potentially harmful chemicals are eliminated from the supply chain.
Zschimmer & Schwarz and The BHive?
The cooperation with GoBlu and The BHive? started in 2020. Zschimmer & Schwarz appreciates The BHive? as a great digital tool for both customers and suppliers to manage chemical inventories and compliance requirements. It is a big step forward and helps all partners in the textile supply chain on their way towards a more sustainable and transparent future.
Eco logic! Because eco is more than just a word
With its innovative Eco logic! product line, Zschimmer & Schwarz offers products and process solutions that contribute to sustainable development in the textile sector, combining profitability with environmental conservation.
The product line includes environmentally friendly products and process solutions that can be used throughout the textile finishing chain: ranging from lubricants for the production of textile fabrics to pre-treatment, dyeing, and finishing aids, right through to functional finishes and coatings for high-quality textiles. The Eco logic! product line can help establish a sustainable textile industry by synergizing ecological, economic, and social measures. This will be accomplished by means of environmentally friendly chemicals made of sustainable raw materials, processes that save wastewater and energy, and the reduction of hazards for workers and users.
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