About DyStar Group

DyStar Group is a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers across the globe a broad portfolio of colorants, specialty chemicals, and services.


DyStar was founded in 1 July 1995 as a joint venture between Hoechst AG and Bayer Textile Dyes. In 2000, the textile dyes business from BASF was integrated. In February 2010, DyStar Group was acquired by Zhejiang Longsheng Group and Kiri Industries Limited (KIL).

The DyStar Group is a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers across the globe a broad portfolio of colorants, specialty chemicals, and services. With a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation for the textile industry, DyStar also caters to multiple sectors including the paints, coatings, paper and packaging industries. Its expansion into the food & beverages and personal care sectors reinforces the company’s position as a specialty chemical manufacturer. DyStar’s global presence offers customers reliable access to experts from offices, competence centers, agencies and production plants spanning over 50 countries.

DyStar’s key service divisions assist brands, retailers and their industry partners from their first inspiration throughout the entire supply chain to ensure that they meet stringent quality and ecological specifications, reduce costs and shorten lead times. We offer state-of-the-art color communication through CSI; textile and ecology testing through Texanlab; ecology and environmental advice, supply chain auditing and consulting for RSL compliant sustainable processes through Sustainable Textile Solutions group.

The DyStar econfidence® program is designed to provide assurance to textile customers that the dyes and chemicals supplied by DyStar comply with legal requirements. econfidence® also provides expertise so that selected products are compliant with voluntary Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs), including those of brands and retailers. Backed up by the most extensive eco-testing program of any chemical supplier in the industry, econfidence® supports long-term partnerships along the supply chain and fosters a more sustainable textile production.

Fully dedicated to quality management, DyStar is an ISO9001 Bureau Veritas Quality Assurance (BVQA) certified company. Our products for food & beverage undergo additional certifications, such as FPA, GFSI (SQF 2000), Kosher, Passover, and Halal. Each batch of certified food colors is tested and approved by a United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory.

Quality Certifications

In DyStar, we put ourselves through rigorous industry assessments to provide you with
products and services of the highest quality and standard.
DyStar Company Quick Facts

Number of Employees

Approximately 1,700 worldwide

2014 Revenues

$1 Billion USD

Plants in Production

13 Plants in 12 Countries

2013 Revenues By Region
The Americas0%
Global Presence
  • Headquartered in Singapore
  • Sales companies in all key markets
  • Agencies in approx. 50 countries

DyStar Vision and Mission

We strive to be the environmental and innovation global leader in our chosen industries

More than 100 years of experience in production and application development for textiles dyes and chemicals, has set us up to consistently grow our business and also venture out into new markets and industries like paper, plastic and other specialty chemicals.

We will continue to use our expertise and creativity to support the competitiveness and business growth of our customers – Brands & Retailers, Mills, Dye Houses, Printers and Laundries – by bringing to market cost-effective and innovative new products as well as integrated technical and environmental solutions.

With the support of our shareholders we pursue to invest in our leadership to make a difference, by living up to global and legal business requirements and environmental and social responsibilities and by reducing the ecological impact of both our own and our customers’ operations.

Our focus is on quality and resilience for the entire supply chain of our customers. Through our innovative products and services we help our supply chain partners to produce low-impact consumer products meeting the highest environmental and quality standards in the most cost effective way.

Core Values


DyStar operates worldwide and respects a wide range of legal requirements and cultural circumstances. We are committed to conducting our business activities with the highest levels of integrity and ethical standards. We ensure a safe and healthy environment for our employees with equal opportunities. We honor the intellectual property of our competitors. We take our responsibility seriously to protect the environment. Our products and manufacturing sites are compliant with environmental and other relevant regulations.


DyStar is committed to continuous innovation not only in products and services but also in manufacturing techniques and business processes in order to deliver environmentally compatible products and minimize the impact on the environment of our operations and those of our customers in the industry sectors we supply.


The quality of our products and services is a key factor in our company’s success and underpins the fulfillment of our corporate goals. Our manufacturing processes, products and application methods are trendsetting. Our industry-leading econfidence program is designed not only to provide assurance to our customers that the dyes and chemicals we supply comply with legal requirements but also to consult so that the selected products are compliant with voluntary and brand & retailer RSL (Restricted Substance List) requirements. The econfidence program allows DyStar to build partnerships along the value chain to foster more sustainable production in the apparel, textile and leather sectors. We continue to create a motivating and creative work environment to attract talented and services oriented employees.

Our History

Building on a heritage of more than 150 years of experience of textile dyes, DyStar now offers customers a full range of dyes, auxiliaries and services. Our diversity, creativity and innovative strength are the cornerstones of our success and will ensure we remain a reliable partner for our customers in the future.

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 dyes business 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.