Tuntex Distinct said it is seeking court protection and Hualon Corp asked for government help in creditor talks, as the Taiwanese textile makers struggle with a loss of orders to cheaper manufacturers in Southeast Asia. Tuntex Distinct, the textile-making arm of Tuntex Group, on Monday filed for court receivership - a status that would give it time to reorganise while stopping creditors from calling in NT$29.3bn ($876m) of loans to the company. Hualon asked Taiwan's Ministry of Finance to force banks to cut interest charges and extend repayment on NT$18.2bn of its loans.