Uzbekistan is planning to launch first exports of ecological dyes for textile industry in the near future.

The scheme will be implemented by Indikim Group Company, which was established last year in Urtachirchik district of Tashkent region. The project was launched in 2014, when O’zbekyengilsanoat and the South Korean company Rainbow signed a memorandum, providing for extraction of natural ecological dyes from agricultural plants, and their subsequent application in the light industry in the country and abroad.

Intended for completion in 2017, the project will cost a total of $1 million. The company will export over 80% of its production at full capacity. It will establish 45 new jobs.

The company 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.

The first trial plantings for paints were made in 2014 in the Khorezm, Jizzakh, Samarkand and Tashkent regions. The first dyes of red, yellow, green, blue (indigo) and other colors are being extracted in October. Test seedlings were also planted on 45 hectares in spring of 2016.

Concurrently, the Rainbow company is working on the opening of a specialized research center, which will study the ways of dye breeding and issue certificates on product safety for textile industry.

The parties are currently studying regulations on the establishment of the center.

A list of potential customers is ready. In September, the company participated in the International Russian Federal Textile Exhibition Textillegprom 2016 in Moscow. Indikim Group made a presentation on the application of ecological dyes in textile industry. Local textile companies have already signed agreements with foreign partners on the supply of ecological dyes and product dyeing.

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