Astik will shortly be introducing a new trichomatric range of dyes that promote excellent level dyeing and versatility especially for difficult brown and olive shades.
Mr. Ram D. Ajekar, Jt. Managing Director, Astik Dyestuff, was elected as the President of The Dyestuff Manufacturers Association of India (DMAI).
Mithun Ajekar joins Astik as Director - Strategic Planning. He had done his B.E. (Chemical) from Mumbai University and MBA from U.S.A. Post his MBA and prior to joining Astik he worked as a Strategic Analytics Manager with Wells Fargo in the US.
Astik introduces Meactive® HF (High Fastness) series suitable for pale to medium shades. This series achieves best in class light fastness in a very economical fashion.
Launches Mohizol CLD Series suitable for Medium to Dark shades and applicable for Continuous, CPB and Exhaust Dyeing.
Launched Meactive Brilliant Red DS-GR, the latest addition to Astik’s famous DS series polyfunctional dyes range. A unique and bright red with excellent light fastness and wet fastness properties
Signs historic agreement with Nippon Kayaku Co. Ltd. (Japan) as a strategic marketing partner for India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Nippon Kayaku is one of the largest specialty dyestuff companies with a presence since 100 years.
Nippon Kayaku Co. Ltd. Kayacion CF-COM Series, part of COMET system of dyes is launched. This series has a special focus on “Reproducibility” and is particularly recommended for tough shades. Customers are provided with a free (COMET) software which helps in predicting recipes under varying shade% and liquor ratios
Launched Nippon Kayaku dyes for Automotive sector a key product category and used in brands such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan etc.
Completed first phase for expansion by doubling Tarapur unit production to 3000 MT/ yr. In second phase Ankleshwar unit production to be tripled to 7500 mt/ year.