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Lanka's Textured Jersey signs MoU for advanced textiles
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Apr '16
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Courtesy: Textured Jersey
Sri Lankan textile major Textured Jersey Lanka PLC (TJ) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Peradeniya (UoP) to expand the smart textile segment of the industry. The company will fund research on the development of advanced textile materials, conducted by an expert research team appointed by UoP, it said in a press release.

The exercise has a long-term goal of taking the textile industry in Sri Lanka and the region to the next level. TJ will use the research done by the university to manufacture smart textiles, which will be the future of the industry in terms of opening up new markets and meeting the advancing needs of their current clients.

“This is an exciting proposition for us and we look forward to working with the University to create some revolutionary changes in the industry,” said Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, CEO of the TJ Group.

The MoU between TJ and the UoP has a number of Research Projects lined up, i.e., textiles with antimicrobial properties, superhydrophobic stain resistant properties, anti-pilling properties, conducting yarns and antistatic properties as well as scratch-resistant and shape-memory properties. Some of the research projects would have the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) with whom the University has signed a separate non-disclosure agreement.

“More will be demanded of textiles in the future as consumer demands grow and apparel manufacturers are challenged to produce better precision fit garments for which the first raw material needed is the fabric. We are ready to meet the challenges of the market with the introduction of intelligent functionalities to our fabrics and products; at the same time encouraging new skill sets among our graduate students. This initiative is another step taken by us in furthering the weft knit textile industry", Wijeyeratne said.

The research team from the University's Faculty of Science is headed by Prof. R.M.G. Rajapakse, Senior Professor, Department of Chemistry, and Dr. S.S. Gunathilaka, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Chemistry.

TJ will provide grants for five postgraduate students for their M.Phil./Ph.D. degrees to be employed as Research Assistants for each of the projects undertaken by the team.

“As a premier university of the country, we are committed to help support our local industries by all means in order to improve their product qualities, decrease production costs and to increase profits obtainable so as not only to survive the industrial products in the future global market but also to create new products that present day society is demanding,” UoP Vice Chancellor, Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake said.

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