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

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

No shortage of cotton & yarn in country: Minister

There is no shortage of cotton and yarn in the country, and the...

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

CAI revises 2016-17 cotton crop to 337.25 lakh bales

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has upwardly revised cotton crop...

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

GST hits carpet industry, 5,000 units may shut down: CEPC

The handmade carpet industry has been affected badly following the...

Interviews View All

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

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

July 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

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

Yes No

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

Yes No

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


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



X