DyStar, founded in 1995, started as a joint venture company comprised of Hoechst AG, Bayer Textile Dyes, and Mitsubishi. Adding to the family, DyStar integrated the textile dye businesses from BASF including ICI/Zeneca Dyes and Mitsui into the company, establishing DyStar as a coloration specialist.
In 2002, DyStar acquired Color Solutions, which became the first of many services DyStar offered to its customers. In 2004 the econfidence program with the ecology service was added and in 2007 Texanlab with it’s testing services.
To complete the solution package, offered by DyStar, several special chemistry companies were acquired: Rotta in 2005 followed by the Boehme Group in 2006 and Lenmar in 2013.
Influenced by the great need to evaluate and improve the industry’s impact on the environment, DyStar embarked on a journey to sustainability and released its first Sustainability and Carbon Footprint report in 2011. Aiming for greater heights in sustainability, DyStar founded the Sustainable Textile Solution division, designed to assist brands, retailers and their industry partners with supply chain auditing and to recommend sustainable solutions for improvement.
The history of DyStar establishes the company not only as a coloration specialist, but one of the foremost textile solution providers and sustainability leaders in the textile industry. DyStar is continuously growing their business and is now venturing out into new makers and industries such as paper, plastic and many more.