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Disrupting a Specialty Chemicals Market
Founded in 2009, SeattleChem launched with proprietary chemical products for leading digital textile printing machines: Chromojet and AtexJet. Specialty chemical additives are required for digitally printing on high-pile textiles such as rugs and carpets. At the time of SeattleChem’s launch, this specialty chemicals market was dominated by the near-monopoly of a large European conglomerate. Our goal was to disrupt this market by providing more cost-effective alternatives while solving technical issues such as jet blockage caused by traditional additives.
Innovating with Sustainability
While cost reduction was our initial value proposition, we further developed our products and applications to outperform competitors while optimizing for sustainability values. Our flagship product, combiPRINT-PP7 delivers 75% less chemical oxygen demand (COD), and 40% higher color yield while reducing raw material and water consumption*.
In tandem with our hands-on technical services, our products helped resolve common operating issues caused by traditional oil-based additives. SeattleChem products enables shorter drying period, an easier cleaning process, and most importantly, they significantly reduced costly jet blockage issues.
Forming Strategic Partnerships
In 2012, SeattleChem became the manufacturer-recommended supplier of auxiliary chemicals by Zimmer Austria, the maker of ChromoJET. As combiPRINT-PP7 gained wider adoption, we accelerated our growth by establishing international points of shipping and a partner network to better serve our customers globally. Our Global Partners Program continues to enable more authorized partners to serve end users around the world with our technology.
Global Adoption and Growth
Today, SeattleChem serves 33 countries worldwide and counting. The combiPRINT products consistently outperform traditional chemicals in carpet printing, inkjet printing and coating. We now offer a wide range of specialty chemicals, machines, technical consulting, additional auxiliaries and import/export services. We continue our commitment to deliver quality products, unparalleled technical services with a focus on innovative and sustainable manufacturing solutions.
*Consumption rates vary depending on the production parameters of each application