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New dye to reduce textile production cost in Kenya
09
Feb '12
Kenyan textile manufacturers, who had been relying on imported dyes so far, can look forward to substantially lower their operational costs by using a newly invented natural dye.

The textile industry in Kenya, which is striving to survive in the face of increased imports of second-hand clothes, can now expect a revamp, according to Prof. Richard Mibey, the principal researcher and Vice Chancellor of Moi University.

The research was carried out by Prof. Mibey, along with Dr. David Tuigon, Managing Director of Rivatex East Africa Textile Mills, and Billy Makumba of Moi University.

In 2007, Moi University acquired Rivatex East Africa after studying it for nine years as a basket case. The University launched many projects to boost the cotton industry as well as to provide better raw material for the Rivatex manufacturing unit.

Moi University also collaborated with Alexandria University of Egypt to help Kenyan farmers boost their cotton output.

The University took three years to innovate the natural dye that is likely to save a minimum of KE shillings 18 million. The new dye is made from a local herb called “tagetes minuta”, which is also known as Stinking Roger.

The new dye has been launched by Rivatex East Africa Textile Mills, which along with acquisition of latest machines, has led to reduction in production time as well as enhanced the quality of goods at Rivatex, according to Dr. Tuigong.

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