KARACHI (Online) - Formulation and Distribution Centre (FDC) by Huntsman Textile Effects (TE), a prominent name in international textile sector, in collaboration with Swisstex Chemicals, inaugurated in Landhi Industrial Area. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, President, International Textile Manufacturers Federation and Chairman, Gul Ahmed Textiles Basheer Ali Mohammad said that it was an important event and milestone for the country's textile sector. He stressed that need to change the Pakistan and move forward to technical business, instead of commodity. He thanked the foreign guests who establish the FDC inside the country, when Pakistan was facing worst conditions due to Afghan war, resulted in migration of a large number of textile units to Bangladesh and other destinations. He further said that to him it was a pleasure to be a part of the graceful ceremony. Vice President, Huntsman Textile Effects, Mr. Kent Kvaal, briefly shed light over the history and services of Huntsman regarding to textile sector and said that in response to the upcoming challenges and to bring the textile sector back on track, the Huntsman with massive investment, decided to switch the plants from the United States to Asian Reign. He was of the view that Pakistan would be a key country for global textile sector in near future. He said that though they had taken some difficult decision, hopefully the FDC in the economical hub of Pakistan would significantly reduce the production cost for their customers. He further said that through the FDC, they would bring a 50 percent decrease in water and energy consumption. Chief Executive Officer, Swisstex Chemicals, Zain Bashir delivered the welcome address. He said that through the FDC, local textile sector would get an opportunity to reduce production cost, besides enhancing production. It was the first state of art Formulation and Distribution Center in the country being established by the Huntsman that brought local textile sector in rank with the countries rapidly developing in regard with textile sector. It is pertinent to mention here that it was the 13th FDC, being established by the Huntsman across the world to meet the diverting challenges of the industry.