Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / India to phase out CTC usage by year-end
India to phase out CTC usage by year-end
Dec '09
It is estimated that every year, the Indian Textile Industry consumes more than 1500 tons of Carbon Tetrachloride (CTC) for cleaning, removing stains from apparels, degreasing of metal parts, and machinery and for servicing garment making machinery.

CTC is a green house gas which contributes significantanly to global warming. Impacts of CTC occur in human beings by inhaling and absorption of the material by skin. Unfavorable consequences might be kidney and liver disorders and other cancerous ailments. It not only disturbs the human immune system, but also affects the fauna and flora as well.

India is one among the 193 countries that are signatory to the 'Montreal Protocol on Substances', a treaty for phasing out production of ozone depleting substances. Training programmes have been launched to phase out the usage of carbon tetra chloride from the textile industry.

Its main initiative is to disseminate the hazards of using CTC and its impact in the ozone layer causing irreversible damage to both mankind and the environment. Efforts are being taken to stop the usage of CTC completely, by the end of 2009.

Click here to read the complete article

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Teijin Frontier develops Solotex RC lightweight fibre

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd, fibre products converting company and part...

Tosha Hays addressing the conference. Courtesy: College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Industry experts discuss future of fabrics at UGA

Industry experts, researchers and military officials discussed the...

Courtesy: Global Denim Awards

Fashion | On 27th Oct 2016

Anbasja Blanken & Italian mill ITV Denim win GDA

Dutch designer Anbasja Blanken and Italian mill ITV Denim was the...

Interviews View All

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Jurgen Gauger

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Marcel Alberts

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

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search