The following became corporate members of AATCC in October and November 2010. The profiles appeared in the January/February 2011 issue of AATCC Review
Chemiecotex Chemical Industries India Pvt. Ltd.
Located in Bardoli, India, Chemiecotex Chemical Industries produces a wide range of textile auxiliary products, specializing in eco-friendly chemicals and optical brightening agents. Founded in 1997, the company is professionally managed and driven by young “technocrats” who are previously dyeing and printing masters in textile processing.
The Clorox Company
Headquartered in Oakland, Calif., USA, The Clorox Company is a manufacturer of a variety of brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products. Nearly 90 percent of Clorox Company brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. The company’s products are manufactured in more than 24 countries and sold in more than 100 countries.
On May 3, 1913, five entrepreneurs—a banker, a wood and coal purveyor, a bookkeeper, a lawyer, and a miner—invested US$100 each to set up America’s first commercial-scale liquid bleach factory, located in Oakland, Calif., USA. Their goal was to convert the brine available from the nearby salt ponds of San Francisco Bay into sodium hypochlorite bleach, using an electrolysis process. The company was originally called the Electro-Alkaline Co. The name suggested for the new product came from the words “chlorine” and “sodium hydroxide”, which is a combination of the bleach’s active ingredients, to form the amalgam, “Clorox.”
Inter-Society Color Council
The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) was founded in 1931 to advance knowledge of color as it relates to art, science, and industry. Each of these fields enriches the others, furthering the general objective of color education. The ISCC offers three types of membership: individual, member-bodies, and sustaining.
Member bodies are national and international organizations whose members have a professional interest in color. AATCC is currently a member body of ISCC. The council meets annually for project committee reports, seminars, workshops, and lectures. The ISCC is a forum for stimulation and cross pollination of ideas among its members, leading to an enlightened understanding of color and color science.
Macy’s Merchandising Group
Macy’s Merchandising Group (MMG) provides merchandising services, including conceptualizing, designing, sourcing, and marketing of private label and private branded goods. The group works with brands such as Polo/Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, DKNY, Jones New York, Liz Claiborne, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger, and Estee Lauder. MMG was formerly known as Federated Merchandising Group. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in New York City, N.Y., USA. MMG operates as a subsidiary of Macy’s Inc.
Pharr Yarns LLC
Pharr Yarns is a yarn manufacturer that produces high performance yarns spun from fibers having unique inherent properties, such as exceptionally high strength; electro-static dissipation; or flame, heat, chemical, or cut resistance. End uses for these yarns include protective clothing for the military and fire services, industrial workwear and gloves, filtration fabrics, high temperature straps/harnesses, conveyor belting, and sewing thread.
Headquartered in McAdenville, N.C., USA, Pharr Yarns was started in 1939 as a joint venture between Robert and Daniel Stowe and William Pharr. The company has a diversified global customer base with offices in Europe and US operations in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, and California.
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