Home / Knowledge / News / Press Release / SDC successfully conducts conference at ITMACH India

SDC successfully conducts conference at ITMACH India

24
Dec '19
Pic: SDC International
Pic: SDC International
Recently, SDC International India Pvt Ltd successfully conducted a conference on 'Engaging Color, Coloration & Compliance with the dyers and Colourists’ at ITMACH India 2019 expo in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. After the opening ceremony on December 5, Yogesh Gaikwad, director of SDC International, introduced SDC, its mission and its objectives to the delegates.

Chief guest for the event, SDC CEO Dr. Graham Clayton, addressed the gathering of dyers, colourists and other textile value chain stakeholders on the conference theme. He presented various initiatives from SDC to engage with members and non-members.

According to Clayton, SDC has two key strategies. The first is to develop a colour education pathway spanning higher educational years, through employment and into retirement. This pathway will include technical and design communities worldwide and at all levels of qualification including the SDC Designer’s Coloration Certificate, the SDC Foundation & Textile Coloration Certificate and the flagship ASDC, and related LSDC, along with CCol Chartered status and FSDC, Fellowship of the SDC.

The second strategy would be to develop SDC Communities to bring together like-minded individuals based on either geographical or interest commonalities.

The chief guest’s address was followed by four technical sessions in which panel discussion were held.

The first panel discussion on 'Compliance in Textile Manufacturing' was moderated by Ullhas Nimkar, director of Nimkartex Technical services. The panellists comprised Dr. Ruma Chakrabarti, business head-India, Centexbel; Subhash Bhargava, managing director Colorant Ltd; Subaash Dhananjayan, managing director for India & South Asia, The Sting, a Netherlands-based retail brand.

In a very interactive session, Nimkar and the team of panellist highlighted the need to screen input chemicals like acids, salts for banned products, as in some cases heavy metals were found in salt. Textiles made of recycled material collected from the sea can also have chemicals that leach out due to prolonged exposure to sunlight.

The second panel discussion on ‘Solutions to sustainable textile colouration’ was moderated by Anjani Prasad, managing director and head brand performance textile specialities India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Archroma India Pvt Ltd. The panellists included Jayant Khera, vice-president South Asia, DyStar India Pvt Ltd; Siddharth Raj, regional marketing manager-dyes responsibility, Huntsman International LLC; Dr. Binay Choudhary, chairman, CU Inspection India Pvt Ltd; and Yawar Ali Shah, chairman and co-founder, Ama Herbal Laboratories Pvt Ltd. The panellists said that a lot more needs to be done to a ‘cleaner’ colouration of textiles.

The panellists discussed that brands, Retailers and chemical manufacturers must collaborate and make collective contribution to sustainable textile colouration. Prasad and the panel gave various example were waste from one industry was used to created durable products in another.

Post lunch session on ‘Brands response to call of sustainability’ was moderated by Dr. Siva Pariti, global technical program manager, Sustex Solutions. Sumit Gupta, deputy director, GOTS; Vandana Arora, manager, back selling & CSI liaising, DyStar India Pvt Ltd; Ashok Sarda, vice president Zydex Industries; and Venkat Ramana Bhat, regional materials manager were among the panellists. The panellist provided examples of sustainable initiatives by brands. Sarda highlighted the need for using pigments to reduce resources and create better managed colouration.

Gupta highlighted the success of brands and designers who have embraced organic pathway. Arora put forward example of recycling by brands and that domestic brands must push much more towards attending a sustainable fashion brand. Bhat briefed about the precautions taken by Colombia during sourcing their raw materials for their products.

Environmental expert Dr. Jaideep Dudhbhate, consultant at Dr JD Consulting, spoke on ‘Best available technologies for wastewater management’ in the last session.

All the sessions were very informative and interactive, well appreciated by the audience.

SDC is the outstanding provider of colour education, offering a range of internationally recognised coloration courses and qualifications. Founded in 1884, SDC became a registered charity in 1962 and was awarded a Royal Charter in 1963. The SDC remains the only organisation in the world able to award the Chartered Colourist status.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (PC)


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 15th Jan 2021

US detains cotton products from China's XUAR from Jan 13

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced it will...

Pic: Christopher & Banks Corporation

Retail | On 15th Jan 2021

CBKC in US voluntarily files for bankruptcy protection

US specialty women's apparel retailer Christopher & Banks Corporation ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 15th Jan 2021

Hanoi to allocate more than $41 million to support SMEs

Hanoi will allocate VND957 billion (more than $41 million) to assist...

Interviews View All

Mandeep Nagi, Shades of India

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek, Kannbar

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli, Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Akshat Chaudhary,

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Boban Charly,

Boban Charly

Bierrebi designs and manufactures automatic machines that cut fabric into...

Tina Antoniades,

Tina Antoniades

India-headquartered Lulu & Sky is a rapidly escalating brand with the...

Chunyi Zhi, City University of Hong Kong

Chunyi Zhi
City University of Hong Kong

<div><b>Chunyi Zhi</b>, associate professor in the Department of Materials ...

Davide Vigano, Sensoria

Davide Vigano
Sensoria

Sensoria is a leading developer of smart garments and IoMe (Internet of...

Sven Ghyselinck, Devan Chemical

Sven Ghyselinck
Devan Chemical

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal...

Aditi Somani, Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Sweta Agarwal, A Humming Way

Sweta Agarwal
A Humming Way

A Humming Way (AHW) is inspired by the old-world regalia of Rajasthan...

Bani Batra,

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

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

Leave your Comments


January 2021

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


Advanced Search