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ABOUT US

TANATEX Chemicals is an international organisation that sells, develops, and produces chemicals for the textile industry. We have been leading innovative solutions for textile processing for almost 60 years. We are a group of enthusiastic science lovers with a passion for textiles and everything that makes them better. We work on products that add value to your fabrics and help you optimise your production processes. Thanks to our worldwide network of offices and distributors, we support our customers all over the world. We do this with a passion for textiles!

As the textile industry is on the move so are its consumers. New technologies, better machinery, sustainable fashion trends: they’re all gamechangers. This opens up vast and durable opportunities for the textile industry to create products that exceed expectations. As TANATEX Chemicals we don’t live up to standards. Instead we set our own.

CORPORATE HISTORY

Our corporate story dates back to the invention of polyester in the 50s. Despite its many great features, polyester was a true headache for many manufacturers, as no one knew how to dye it. Then TANATEX Chemicals came along, introducing a chemical solution to get to the core of polyester molecules so it could be done anyway. This invention would be the first of many. Since then, we have partnered up with heavyweights in the textile industry such as Sybron and Bayer until we gained independence in 2007. In the meantime, we have expanded our expertise and started working on solutions for cotton, wool, and many other fibre types. There’s one thing that never changed, though. Just like we did during the polyester debacle, we still take on every challenge. Technological breakthroughs happen as we speak and we’re often the first ones to use them. We’re proud science nerds and we spend way too many hours in the lab, but we’re OK with that. We like to think of ourselves as the cowboys of the textile industry: small in size, but brave by heart.

GLOBAL PRESENCE

What does it really mean to operate globally? To us, it means we’re everywhere. Literally. Our business brings us from Europe and the Middle East to Africa and from Latin America to India and Japan. Our distributors are locals, meaning they know your home market and how to use our products on your specific product types. Their knowledge exceeds country borders, though, and is strengthened by our lab geeks at the Dutch headquarters in Ede.

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