Founded in late sixties by the present Chairman and Managing Director Jayantibhai Jariwala, Colourtex ventured into dyestuff manufacturing in 1976 with a modest set-up in the industrial suburb of Surat, Gujarat. Colourtex grew rapidly in four decades to become the largest producer of dyes in the Indian subcontinent. Today, Colourtex manufacturing capabilities are unmatched with product mix of over 750 dyes from an annual installed capacity of 122,000 tonne of dyes. Colourtex is the single most dedicated and by far the largest dyestuff company engaged in serving the textile and leather industry in the Indian subcontinent.
The company recently entered into Digital Inks segments by launching wide range of state-of-the-art water based digital inks for printing polyester, cotton, rayon, silk, nylon and wool textiles. Digital inks from Colourtex are customized to suit every print head in the textile printing industry. Digital inks is formulated with the same dyestuffs (of highest purity) used in conventional textile printing and meets industry standard performance. These inks are specially formulated for industrial aqueous compatible print heads.
“Due to rising demand of being eco-friendly among the buyers all over the world, the digital printing industry has grown over the last few years and certainly, there is a huge future in this business. Besides, the industry has huge potential because of the print quality and time frame to execute. This is the reason why Colourtex, which is a pioneer in dyestuff segment in India, has entered into manufacturing digital textile printing inks, which are the most purified version of dyestuff. It is the area where we can grow fast as it is the need of the hour. We are beginner into this field, so will start selling these high quality digital textile printing inks in Surat market, where our manufacturing plant is situated. Gradually, we will expand to Delhi NCR, Ludhiana and other major apparel and textile hubs in various parts of the country. We want customers to use digital printing inks, which allow prints without colour limitation, shorter production process, less pollution etc.,” said Hemendra Desai, Head Specialty Chemicals, Colourtex Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Today, Colourtex owes its strength to sound infrastructure – 600,000 M3 soft water reservoir, 6.0 MW coal based cogeneration power-plant, 18 hectares of dedicated land fill site, strong backward integration (84,000 tonne of dyeintermediates & additives) built over past four decades. Well spread out marketing and distribution network backed up by full-fledged technical service facilities located in major textile & leather centers, Colourtex is reaching out to more than two thousand potential customers to provide customized solutions for coloration of textiles and leather. An uncompromising attitude of its Chairman to environmental and ecological priorities in dyestuff manufacture & applications lends Colourtex a promising futuristic vision.