INTERVIEW WITH MATEX INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Can you share more with us about Matex and what Matex does?

Listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange Main board (SGX-ST) in 2004, Matex is a leading global clean COLOR SCIENCE technologist, material and SPECIALTY CHEMICAL company committed to innovation, world-class quality standards, high service levels technical support, cost-efficiency and sustainability.

As a solution provider, the Group offers a comprehensive range of colorants, auxiliaries and services with a reliable and long term commitment to develop new product solutions, application development, process technologies and services which delivers enhanced sustainability performance, introduces significant cost savings, and reduces raw material cost.

Established and headquartered in Singapore since 1989, Matex has its global sales presence, offices, centers of excellence, agencies and production plants in over 40 countries. With more than 500 employees worldwide and armed with a collaborative culture and active engagement of people, this forms the driving force to achieve success in culture and commitment to shape the businesses of today and the world of tomorrow.

Milestones or significant projects that the company has achieved or taken on.

Matex Milestones

What are some of the new technologies undertaken by Matex to help fashion enterprises?

Matex plays a key role with special chemicals for pretreatment, dyeing, printing and finishing of textiles from fiber to finish. Their product packages can enhance the properties of apparel and other textiles in applications as diverse as high fashion, home textiles and special technical textiles. Their key markets include: apparels and home textiles. Some of Matex’s key products include:

  • Megafix® – Reactive dyes for cellulosic coloration
  • Megaperse® – Disperse dyes for the highest wash and light fastness requirements
  • Mesoft® and Metreat® – Innovative finishes for functional effects
  • Super® and Superguard® – The next generation of wrinkle free plus soil and stain

What is Matex’s future plans that the fashion industry can look forward to?

“To develop Matex as a global sustainable brand with deep Asian cultural roots and values”, is a persistent pursuit of Dr Tan, which drives the group to strive consistently to achieve Matex’s goal. Moving forward, Matex will develop more clean color science solutions to help propel the idea of Fashion is tech. Through digital printing textile solutions and 3D printing solutions, the idea of cleaner production is possible.

How have you/your company benefited from Taff’s membership programmes?

Taff provided the platform for us to learn from co-members, participate in exchanges, as well as understand latest trends and developments to help sync or fine-tune our business strategies. We were also able to make new friends and foster friendship of the past.

 

Head to Matex International Limited‘s website for more information.