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Uzbek, Korean company join hand for ecological textile dyes

With help from a South Korean company, a Uzbek company is planning to manufacture and export ecological dyes for the textile industry. The South Korean company named Rainbow and Uzbekistan Company named Indikin have come together for this venture. The project involves extracting natural ecological dyes from agricultural plants and their subsequent use in the light industry in Uzbekistan and abroad. Intended for completion in 2017, the project will cost a total of a $1 million.

The company will export over 80 per cent of its production at full capacity. It plans to manufacture a wide range of powder and natural food dyestuffs. The South Korean side has provided advanced laboratory and production equipment. The method of obtaining ecological dyes will not differ from the South Korean technology, thereby guaranteeing their quality and competitiveness in the global market.

Rainbow is currently working on the opening of a specialized research center which will issue certificates of product safety for the textile industry. The first trial plantings for paints were made in 2014 in Samarkand and Tashkent regions. The first dyes of red, yellow, green, indigo and other colors were extracted in October. Test seedlings were also planted on 45 hectares in the spring of 2016.