Successful Cooperations

Authorities and institutions as well as associations of the customer industry appreciate TEGEWA as a solution-oriented cooperation partner, willing to compromise and maintaining an open discourse with the stakeholders. This is strengthening the position of TEGEWA’s member companies and leads to trustworthy cooperations beneficial for all parties involved.

TEGEWA can look back on successful collaborations inter alia with the German Öko-Institut, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), the  Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences,the European Apparel and Textile Confederation Euratex  or the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Group

The European chemicals legislation REACH is repeatedly requiring cooperation with both national and European customers‘ and sisters‘ organizations. With respect to the textile sector, TEGEWA has been successfully cooperating with e.g. Federchimica/AISPEC  (Italian association of fine and specialties chemicals) and Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, for years. With regard to leather chemicals there are comparable cooperations with e.g. the German Leather Federation (VDL), Federchimica/AISPEC  and UNIC  (Italian Tanners’ Association).

TEGEWA is actively involved in ZDHC’s (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) activities since ZDHC’s founding in 2012. TEGEWA member companies from the textile and leather chemicals sector do comply with high standards (and steadily enhance further) in occupational health, the protection of consumers and of the environment for a long time already. They see ZDHC as a chance to establish those high standards across European borders.

As a sector association within the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), TEGEWA is actively involved in the work of VCI – and thus also in the European Chemicals Industry Council Cefic . TEGEWA members are automatically members of the VCI. The association TEGEWA maintains contacts with European and national chemical associations and in particular with the organizations of the customer Industry.

In order to accompany European and international topics even more efficiently, TEGEWA and Federchimica founded the association „European Chemistry for Textiles and Leather“ (EUCTL) on June 8th, 2020.

Since October 2020 the association is officially established as European body in Brussels. TEGEWA and Federchimica hope to achieve an earlier and better involvement into European legislation processes trough the European institution EUCTL and to be able to actively help shaping them.

EUCTL understands its role as contact for the European textile and leather industry within chemical industry, but also for European authorities and associations of related industries.