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April 29, 2020

Vietnam’s PPJ to develop new performance materials

Vietnam based high-performance textile and garment manufacturer Phong Phu International (PPJ) is to develop new innovative fabrics with functional finishes as part of a strategic partnership with dyes and chemicals specialist Huntsman Textile Effects.

By Beth Wright

Vietnam based high-performance textile and garment manufacturer Phong Phu International (PPJ) is to develop new innovative fabrics with functional finishes as part of a strategic partnership with dyes and chemicals specialist Huntsman Textile Effects.

PPJ will leverage technical support from Huntsman to enhance manufacturing processes across its denim/twill and knit mills, and develop new products that deliver optimal sustainability along with advanced performance, protection and comfort.

Founded in 2007 by consolidation within the Phong Phu Corporation to produce Vietnam-made denim, knitted fabrics, workwear, casual wear for international markets, PPJ today operates 12 factories, eight laundries, three mills with some 19,000 employees .

“PPJ was among the first in Vietnam to move away from traditional contract manufacturing and offer innovative designs, green solutions, and a vertically integrated supply chain as a one-stop solutions provider,” says PPJ chairman and CEO Dr Dang Vu Hung. “We look forward to continuing to enhance our capabilities as the preferred supplier to global brands that believe in quality and sustainability.”  

The new agreement strengthens a longstanding relationship that has already seen PPJ develop denim, knitwear, and woven fabrics and garments using technologies such as Avitera SE dyes, Novacron Atlantic dyes, and High IQ intelligent effects.

The development of workwear and value-added textile for the American, European, and Japanese markets will be a key project for the two partners, using barrier solutions such as Phobol, Phobotex, and Zelan. PPJ will also promote the Sinnika Fabric collection, leveraging Huntsman’s advanced dyeing technology and finishes.

“The textile sector is Vietnam’s largest export earner, and PPJ is one of its most impressive success stories,” says Chuck Hirsch, vice president of commercial, Huntsman Textile Effects. “By focusing on innovation and being open to new technology and ideas, PPJ has moved up the value chain and showed others how to succeed on the global stage.”

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