Sustainable Innovation in
Specialty Chemicals

Our Story + Our Vision

Disrupting a Specialty Chemicals Market

Founded in 2009, SeattleChem launched with a focus on proprietary chemical formulas for leading textile digital printing machines: Chromojet and AtexJet. Digitally printing on textiles such as carpets and rugs requires specialty chemical additives in the manufacturing process. At the time of our 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-efficient alternatives while solving for common technical issues such as jet blockage caused by existing printing 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 technical services, our products helped resolve common operating issues caused by competing products. SeattleChem products enables shorter drying period, an easier cleaning process, and most importantly, they do not cause costing operating issues such as blockage to the jets or the system as competing products do. In 2020, combiPRINT-PP8 became certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) as an organic printing auxiliary product.

Forming Strategic Partnerships

In 2012, SeattleChem became the manufacturer recommended supplier of specialty chemicals by Zimmer Austria, the maker of ChromoJET. As combiPRINT-PP7 gained wider adoption, we further 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 products are deployed in 34 countries worldwide and counting. Our combiPRINT products consistently outperform traditional chemicals in carpet printing, inkjet printing and coating. We have since expanded our product selections and service offerings beyond textile chemicals to include technical consulting, additional auxiliaries and import/export services. We continue our commitment to deliver better performance, unparalleled technical service with a focus on innovative and sustainable manufacturing solutions.

*Consumption rates vary depending on the production parameters of each application

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