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Ajay Ghariwala
Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity


What is the size of the Indian dyeing & printing industry and what is Surat's role in it? What prints are in demand? What types of dyes are used to maintain sustainability? How do you ensure quality processing?

The Indian dyeing and printing industry is valued at ₹250-300 billion per annum. Surat contributes around ₹50,000 crore, which includes 70 per cent of the share in polyester processing. 

Geometrical and abstract prints are in demand in the international market, while floral, paisley and placement designs are in demand in domestic markets. With the increase in demand for digital printing in textiles, we understand that to grow in this fashion-oriented business, continuous development is essential. It is a continuous process, and we are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity in order to grow or sustain.

Dyes of polyester/cotton and blends like disperse and reactive dyes have good washing, and colour fastness complies with global textile regulation standards are used for maintaining the sustainability. Some of the measures to reduce effluents and for creating awareness about the preservation of the environment, would be the use of low material to liquor ratio, jet dyeing machine reuse, recirculation of energy and water to ensure minimum wastage and maximum output. 

For quality processing, we use dyes and chemicals from reputed and quality manufacturers and also maintain technical data sheet, MSDS, and certified analysis of every batch to ensure quality and consistency and passing eco-friendly norms.

We specialise in processing polyester and its blends for the domestic as well as international market. The printing capacity at the Luthra Group is of 80,000 metres per day, and 20,000 metres per day for solid dyeing. Most of our modern process houses are equipped with all modern facilities to ensure that everything is right the first time itself. And being C&A certified, we cater to Europe, the US, and to some extent the Middle East and Far East markets.

Published on: 12/10/2016

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