Zurich, 25 November 2020
Hand-over Ceremony to PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia Raya (DKR) as the very 1st ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certificate holder with ZDHC Conformance Level 3 in Indonesia
PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia Raya has successfully achieved the 1st ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certificate with ZDHC Conformance Level 3 in Indonesia. Original certificate hand-over ceremony was held in PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia Raya’ head office in Karawang, West Java to congratulate their remarkable achievement. PT. TESTEX, as the only OEKO-TEX representative office in Indonesia, is very proud to have been part of this journey and has been welcomed with high appreciation and hospitality during the hand-over ceremony.
Established in 1996, the main product of PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia Raya have always been textile auxiliaries. Over time the chemical manufacturer also expanded its product line to Antioxidant agent for vinyl chloride, Flame retardant for resin, Water retention agent for paper, and cake foaming agent.
Since 2003 PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia Raya has constantly been improving their processes, doing research and expanding their knowledge regarding chemical products and the responsible use of it. With their strong teamwork, experienced Japanese staff, and their vision and mission, their hope is to contribute to technical improvement, set safety and ecology standards and enhance the competitiveness of the textile industry in Indonesia.
In 2018 PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia Raya first achieved the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification for their softening agent and dispersing levelling agent. This year the company now goes down in history as the first ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certificate holder in Indonesia with ZDHC conformance level 3. Ms. Anny Prasadja, Research and Development Manager of PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia Raya, said “We cannot thank TESTEX enough for their support and guidance during the certification process. We are incredibly proud that PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia Raya obtained the very first ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certificate with ZDHC Conformance Level 3 in Indonesia!” She goes on to say that one of the biggest benefits of the certificate is, that it covers two standards at once and therefore exceeds the expectations of many buyers.
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The ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certificate perfectly aligns with the company’s future and long-term plans to comply with all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new program of the United Nations. “The most important thing to remember is, that the journey wasn’t over when we achieved the certificate, but this is only the beginning and we will continue to work with TESTEX and always strive to improve”, says Mr. Kitani, the President Director of PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia Raya.
About PT. Dai-Ichi Kimia RayaX
Number of employees: 72 local employees and 2 experts from Japan.
Facility type: Chemical manufacturer
Products: Textile auxiliaries, Antioxidant agent for vinyl chloride, Flame retardant for resin, Water retention agent for paper, and cake foaming agent.
Location: Jl. Maligi II Lot G-2, Kawasan Industri KIIC Karawang Barat, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
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