Archroma Pakistan wins Employer of the Year and CEO of the Year’ Awards

Archroma, a leader in colour and specialty chemicals, today announced that its Pakistan affiliate has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ in the multinationals segment in a nationwide contest organized by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP)

ARCHPR063aEFP granted the award in recognition of Archroma’s best practices in human resource management, industrial relations in maintaining excellent relations with workers’ unions, providing employees with their legal rights as per applicable laws and regulations, observing labour standards, and encouraging workers’ participation in management. Archroma always strives to maintain the highest standards in occupational health and safety, to ensure the work environments are safe and congenial at all it sites. The award helps to underscore the company’s focused commitment on corporate social responsibility initiatives.

The efforts of Archroma Pakistan Limited in this area alsoArchroma 2-1 earned its CEO, Mujtaba Rahim, the ‘Best CEO of the Year 2015’ award.

Speaking at the award ceremony held on August 2, 2016, and attended by corporate heads, government officials and ILO representatives, Rahim commented: “Archroma’s success is driven by our employees first and foremost. We strongly encourage them to continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable. Our best practices in human resource management are built with this attitude in mind, and have resulted in high motivation amongst our diverse teams, working as a strong unifying force that lead to strengthen Archroma’s market position in Pakistan.”

Photograph Mujtaba Rahim, CEO, Archroma Pakistan Limited, receives EFP ‘CEO of the Year Award – Multinational segment’ from Mr. Abdul Rashid Solangi, Secretary Labour, Gouvernment of Sindh

ASTM International recognises Jerry Beall of FiberTite® For Outstanding Service

As Chair of the Task Group on Ketone Ethylene Ester (KEE) based sheet roofing, Jerry contributed to the development of a test method for determination of KEE content in sheet membrane using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). “A great deal of research and development has gone into finding a test method to determine KEE content,” said Beall. “Turning that test method into a standard recognized by the ASTM remains a challenge.”  The standard specification defines that the KEE polymer shall be a minimum of 50% by weight of the polymer content of the sheet.  To date, FiberTite is the only roofing membrane that meets this standard.

The recognisedBeall’s career in the roofing industry spans more than 40 years. He uses his field experience, studies and interest in leadership, product development, marketing and strategic visioning to support a nationwide team of sales, technical and manufacturing representatives. In addition to being Chair of the ASTM KEE Task Group, Beall is President of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association (CFFA), and an active member of RCI. He holds three patents for his work in color extruded rib profile, an apparatus for welding a synthetic strip to a roofing membrane (rib), and WrapidFlash(TM) Molded Pipe Flashing.

Seaman Corporation, manufacturer of FiberTite Roofing Systems, has been a worldwide market leader of innovative, high performance coated fabrics since 1949. Using a unique, four layer technology providing puncture, UV, chemical, and ponding water resistance, FiberTite is the original Elvaloy KEE membrane with a 35+ year history of performance.

Seaman Corporation has manufacturing locations in Wooster, Ohio and Bristol, Tennessee. In addition to FiberTite, Seaman Corporation also makes fabrics for more specialized markets, including military, dock seals, marine applications, pool covers, truck tarps, mower covers and others.

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