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SDC seminar on 'Greener Innovations in Denim Processing'
Mar '14
The Society of Dyers and Colourists, India (SDC EC) organised a half day Seminar titled ‘Greener Innovations in Denim Processing’ on 21st February, 2014. It was held at Hotel Park Plaza in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This event was the first in this years’ series of the seminars planned by the SDCEC to get closer to the textile clusters.
It was well attended, with over 110 delegates (Brands, Process houses, retailers and industries from Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajasthan, Yavatmal and Bijapur).
SDC’s first Indian President Dr Sanjiv Kamat inaugurated the Seminar, along with the Chief Guest Dr P R Roy and other dignitaries. It was a proud moment for SDC India.
The Chief Guest Dr P R Roy in his speech enlightened the audience about latest innovation in producing the denim effects. He also urged the Denim professionals to think out of the box for maintaining a robust demand for Indian Denims. 
Mr V R Sai Ganesh (Chairman Mumbai Chapter of SDCEC) introduced SDC and Mr Anil Ambo (Executive Director, S F dyes Pvt Ltd) introduced S F dyes to the audience.
The First Technical Lecture was by Mr Sanjeev Mehra from M/s S F dyes. Mr Mehra put forward the latest Denim effects and the saving these effects deliver to the Denim Industry. The audience was very much enthusiastic about these latest Denim effect. He made every effort to resolve queries of the audience. 
This was followed by Lecture from M/s Koch Membrane delivered by Mr Samir Chaubal. He educated the audience about cleaning/Filtering process of the Indigo effluent with Membrane technology.  Various aspects of Membrane technology were discussed such as Types of Membrane, Efficiency of Membrane and Life of Membranes. He made the technology uncomplicated to understand. 
The Panel discussion which followed had Industry greats like Dr. Agnihotri (Chief Technical Officer-Arvind Limited, Dr. Sanjiv Kamat (SDC’s Immediate Past President and Vice President-KITL), Mr Nipun Arrora (CMD Aarvee Denim) and Mr Atul Singh (CEO Ashima Denim). 
The panellist narrated various sustainable activities they carry out on day to day basis at their denim colouring plants. Dr Kamat’s ‘Smart’ question make the Panel discussion very realistic and at the same time slightly humorous. The event ended with the vote of thanks from Mr Yogesh Gaikwad (Business Manager- India-ASEAN Region) and emphasis on saving natural resources for the next generation.

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