natific carry out Color Certifications for retailers and brands. A brand Color Certification is a basic first step to qualify a dye house with the ability to move toward the advanced global Color Accreditation Program (CAP) in the future. We have randomly selected a dye house within the Color Certification program as a feature for a short interview.
3 FRUSTRATIONS – 1 SOLUTION: HOW A DYE HOUSE AND THEIR BRAND CUSTOMER SOLVED THEIR MAIN COLORATION FRUSTRATIONS
Tuntex Textil is a polyester weaving fabric producer in Thailand. The dye house joined natific’s brand customized Color Certification in 2013 and is today well-organized with a good set up.
Having the natific team on-site for training and guidance has helped Tuntex Textil and their brand customer to solve three of their main difficulties in the coloration process:
- It took long time to send lab dip and bulk for approval of shade
- Misunderstandings due to no standard operating procedures in place
- Inefficient color process due to the lack of knowledge by the staff
Let’s speak to Tuntex Textile and find out how they solved their color frustrations with natific’s brand Color Certification.
natific: What were your initial thoughts about the Color Certifications?
Tuntex Textile: One of our brand customers told us about the Color Certification and we thought it sounded interesting. We decided to participate to make our work more effective and to follow the international standards.
natific: What are your thoughts today about the Color Certification?
Tuntex Textile: The Color Certification has helped us improve the standard of our production, we can now work faster and more systematically. Introducing qtx-files in our work has reduces the work errors and it helps us and our customers to minimize misunderstandings when talking about color.
Together with the natific team, we are now able to achieve results closer to our customer requirements.
natific: When the on-site Color Certification is completed, how do you move on with the training and recommendations?
Tuntex Textile: It’s not too difficult, we continue to learn and studied the procedures step by step and follow the standards that we have been taught by natific. The Color Certification report also give us ideas how to achieve continuous improvement, such as to control dyestuff cost and to improve color fastness.
natific: Let’s talk more about continues improvements, can you describe how you have improved your dye-kitchen and selection of dyes since you started with the Color Certification in 2013?
Tuntex Textile: Being well-organized is crucial, some of our improvements in the dye-kitchen are:
– A clear storage space for the dyestuff (light – medium – dark) and the chemicals
– There are signs to prevent confusion
– We have agreed on responsibilities among the staff
– Set up cleaning of the area
Regarding selection of dyes, I would like to highlight the importance of choosing a reliable supplier and emphasize the dyestuff quality. This directly affect the quality of our products.
It is also important to be able to seek advice in case of doubt and of course to be careful with the dyeing conditions.
Tuntex Textil’s dyestuff and mixing room with light, medium, and dark shades.
natific: How has the Color Certification helped you achieve your business goals?
Tuntex Textile: That’s an easy question! I would say that we can approve many of the shades internally and that we do not need to send the lab dip and first batch to our customer. Production can be started by using the internal coloring guidelines. This speeds up the whole process.
Our achievements can be summarized in three key points:
– We and our customer have a better confidence in us
– The procedure for color approval for production is less time-consuming
– We are able to improve and refine colors
natific: Thank you for taking the time sharing your experience with us!
Tuntex Textile: Thank you!
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