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Lectra Thierry Caye

Lectra: Thierry Caye appointed Senior Vice President R&D

The supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials Lectra SA, Paris/France, has appointed Thierry Caye as Senior Vice President Research & Development.
Caye’s extensive experience will help accelerate the development of new disruptive offers and the transition of the company’s flagship historical offers in line with Industry 4.0 principles. He began his career in 1995 in IS software development at Alten GmbH, Coburg/Germany, before joining C2I Ingénierie, Charnizay/France, in late 1996 as Project Manager and later Technical Director.
He joined Tessi International, Urdorf/Switzerland, in 2005 as a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) specialist when C2I was purchased to strengthen the software division of the group. In his continued career at Tessi, successively held the roles of Engineering Director, Deputy Director and Senior Managing Director of the technology division. Also there, he led the Technologies & Operations division, with a turnover of over €50 million, more than 10 product lines and a staff of 350 people. Caye became a member of the Management Committee and Executive Committee of Tessi International in 2018.

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SCTI Rohit Aggarwal

SCTI: chemical companies unite to accelerate sustainability

Launched in October 2020, Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) is an alliance of 7 leading chemical companies that strives to empower the textile and leather industries to apply sustainable, state-of-the-art chemistry solutions that protect factory workers, local communities, consumers and the environment.
All of the founding members of SCTI – Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, CHT Group, Tübingen/Germany, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, Kyung-In Synthetic Corp. (KISCO), Seoul/Korea, Pulcra Chemicals GmbH and Rudolf Group, both Geretsried/Germany, and Tanatex Chemicals BV, Ede/Netherlands – have made substantial investments in sustainable solutions in recent years.
Specifically, SCTI will support brands, retailers and manufacturers of all sizes at every stage in their sustainability journey to achieve the highest levels of sustainability, by sharing members’ knowledge of chemistry and its application, and by providing training and tools to ensure stakeholders can adopt technologies and optimize processes.
SCTI is also developing a global harmonized sustainability standard for chemical products used in the industry, along with a supporting assessment tool that covers all aspects of the products, from hazards through to environmental, ecological and social impacts. The ultimate aim is to produce more sustainable products through cleaner and more transparent supply chains that use less water and energy and produce less emissions and pollution.

Photo: Rohit Aggarwal, SCTI Chairman and President of Huntsman Textile Effects

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