Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / SCI and The Textile Institute announce plans for merger
SCI and The Textile Institute announce plans for merger
13
Sep '08
The Board of Trustees of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) and the Board of The Textile Institute (TI), both charitable organisations in the field of science, technology and knowledge transfer, have announced a proposal to form a merged organisation.

Trustees from the two UK-based membership charities have agreed the principles of joining forces in a 'Term Sheet' document which now paves the way for further internal consultations and the preparation of a formal merger agreement.

The proposed union will combine the strengths of both charities, leading to increased membership, greater visibility and complementary science, technology and industrial processes, both in the UK and internationally, whilst preserving their respective identities and purposes.

Furthermore, the potential merger recognises the global shift in the textile industry. Joining forces with SCI, an international organisation which has a global structure, would enable the valuable TI brand and its status as a 'qualifying body' to be preserved – principles that are vital to its membership and to the textile industry.

SCI is a unique international forum where science meets business on independent and impartial ground whose purpose is to promote the 'commercial application of science for the benefit of society'.

The TI is a qualifying body whose mission is to advance knowledge about textiles and promote professionalism in all areas associated with textile industries worldwide.

SCI's chief executive, Andrew Ladds explained: “The proposed merger is a unique opportunity to combine the individual strengths and experiences of each organisation and strengthen both The TI and SCI to safeguard and enhance the future of The TI worldwide, whilst raising the profile of both organisations.

'Both have similar objectives, cultures and methods of sharing knowledge. Much of SCI's international membership and target audience is similar to that of The TI and much of SCI's chemical science and technology knowledge which sustains the textiles industry will form a knowledge platform between the two organisations.'

Chairman of SCI Trustees, Sandy Gray, welcomed the move saying: “The proposed union will help widen SCI and The TI's membership base in closely-related areas both in the UK and internationally.

It will also enable both groups to capitalise on the mutual synergies and interests between them, providing a shared opportunity to expand further the benefits both organisations provide, as charities, to the general public and society.'

Society of Chemical Industry


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: ABARES

Textiles | On 13th Dec 2017

Australian cotton production to grow 4% in 2017-18: ABARES

Cotton production in Australia is forecast to rise by 4 per cent to...

Global economy now growing by about 3%: UN

Textiles | On 13th Dec 2017

Global economy now growing by about 3%: UN

There is an upturn in the global economy, and it is now growing by...

Clothing prices rise 3% in November in UK market

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

Clothing prices rise 3% in November in UK market

As post-Brexit referendum currency adjustment continues, prices of...

Interviews View All

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search