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The future is not what it used to be. People increasingly ask themselves how they can stay vital as they grow older and leave their children with a world that’s safe and environmentally sound. This opens up vast and durable opportunities for the textile industry to create products that exceed expectations.

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 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 heavyweightsin the textile industry such as Sybron and Bayer until we gained independence in 2007 with Marco de Koning at the helm. In the meantime, we have expanded our expertise and started working on solutions for cotton, wool, and manyother 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.

CORPORATE HISTORY

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.

LATEST FROM OUR BLOG

Polyester dyeing should not take longer than 150 minutes – but few people know

Polyester accounts for more than 50% of the global textile fibre market – no matter the end use. That’s a lot of polyester needing to be pre-washed, dyed and finished, packed and distributed to customers all around the world. This puts pressure on dyehouses, that need to deliver high quality products while speeding up their […]

Meeting the demand for new innovations

Otis Robinson, from the International Dyer & Finisher magazine, spoke with René Hermse, Global Manager Performance Textile Solutions at TANATEX Chemicals, about the growing trends in the performance finishing market Headquartered in the Netherlands with a presence across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, USA, India, Japan and more is TANATEX Chemicals. The company […]

Diversity is the key to our success

We have asked our colleague Luciano Santos, Area Sales Manager, several questions about his activities at TANATEX Brazil. Several years ago, you were working for TANATEX and  last year you joined us again. How has the organisation developed, in your view? I worked   for the company between 2004 and 2010, and as mentioned I returned […]

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