Carnahan named sustainability officer for the Swiss chemicals company.
Swiss specialty chemicals make Archroma has named James Carnahan sustainability officer for its Textile Specialties business, and also released its list of products compliant with the new version 1.1 of its list of Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL), published in December 2015.
Carnahan, who joined from the BASF textile chemicals business acquired by Archroma in 2014, will be responsible for further intensifying the business focus on more sustainable solutions. Carnahan has more than 30 years of experience in textile chemicals in application development and marketing and sales. In his last role with BASF, he was responsible for portfolio strategy development and implementation, with focus on developing sustainable solutions to support the textile value chain in this direction.
The ZDHC Group’s Manufacturers List of Restricted Substances sets concentration limits for the chemical groups banned under the ZDHC Joint Roadmap, an initiative first launched in 2011 by major apparel and footwear brands to lead the industry toward zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2021.
The ZDHC Group updated its Manufacturing Restricted Substance List in December 2015. The updated document now includes leather apparel and footwear applications, and updates its list of priority chemicals with maximum concentration limits for each substance within commercial chemical formulations. The list is available online.