Research & Development
Hostachem has a full fledged, all year running research and development program. Since we are a customer centric company, the program encompasses discovery of new products and unique solutions for customers. Top quality human resources and equipment have been deployed in the three laboratories. Two laboratories are physical testing comprising steel drums and wooden drums and one analytical laboratory for quality assurance and various other functions.
Right from the word go we have always prioritized the assurance of quality. The products we produce are comparable to any company worldwide. Since the Pakistani chemical market had always been an import oriented one, as a local company we had to make sure that our products exceed the prevalent standards of quality. For this reason this lab was established at a very early stage. Each batch is rigorously tested to ensure optimum activity and homogeneity of all the products manufactured in our plants. Whether the material coming is local or imported this laboratory checks each incoming raw material according to strict parameters to ensure that only top quality materials enter the facility.
Most of our products are either co-branded with Novozymes(Denmark) or Lanxess(Germany.) Because of the trust our principles have in us this calls upon an even greater need for quality maintenance. After the finished product is ready for packing, this lab again ensures criterion set by our principals. On successful tests the lab issues a go-ahead for packing. All samples of all the batches are kept for at least one year for later reference.
There is also a facility of Fat Content Analysis of leather in the lab. Since we are the first ones to introduce enzyme degreasing we are also one of the first chemical companies to establish a fat content analysis lab. Through this analysis it is ensured that degreasing of a sheepskin lot has been successful and it can now proceed for further processes. Not only that but we also have facilitated our customers to build their own labs in their respective tanneries so that they can have better control of their degreasing.