Research & Development

Our scientists are working hard to discover new ways of treating and finishing fabrics and garments. By combining the wide-ranging talents of our R&D employees with our leading edge science resources, we are dedicated to bringing more products of value to customers.


Our product pipeline is diverse and changes over time as new molecules progress from discovery to development and ultimately to approval where they become available to customers.


But this process requires time and investment. It takes about months and costs to discover and develop a new product or variant, so we need to be determined and innovative to help new molecules progress into products. One of our aims is to try to shorten the amount of time it takes to  develop these products and variants.


We are collaborators in industry and work with academic institutions, users, and other chemical companies. We believe that the strength of our combined efforts will ultimately help people do more, feel better and prosper.