Carnahan is now head of sustainability for Archromas textile specialties business

Carnahan is now head of sustainability for Archroma's textile specialties business

Specialty chemicals company Archroma has promoted James Carnahan as global sustainability manager for its textile specialties business as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Carnahan, who joined from the BASF textile chemicals business acquired by Archroma in July 2014, will be responsible for driving the business focus on more sustainable solutions. 

He has more than 30 years of experience in textile chemicals in application development and marketing & sales in South Africa, Italy, Germany, China and Singapore. In his last role with BASF, Carnahan was responsible for portfolio strategy development and implementation, with a focus on developing sustainable solutions to support the textile value chain.

Meanwhile, Archoma has also released its latest list of compliant products to the new Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) version 1.1. The new list actually required no change from Archroma's previous version, as the listed colourants and chemicals already complied with the limits set by the updated version.  

"We didn't have to remove one single product from our list to comply with the update list of the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substance List," says Carnahan. "This is a consequence of Archroma's long commitment to supporting textile producers and brand owners in identifying products that help reducing or eliminating impurities from the wastewater, as well as those reducing water and energy usage in processing." 

The MRSL Version 1.1 was developed by members of the ZDHC programme – which include Adidas Group, Benetton Group, C&A, Gap Inc, H&M, Inditex, Levi Strauss & Co, M&S, Nike Inc and PVH Corp – in close collaboration with third-party technical experts and global industry associations. Launched in December last year, the updated document now includes leather. 

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