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'In India 10% textile items belong to technical textiles'
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Mar '17
In India, only 10 per cent of textile products belong to technical textiles as compared to developed nations such as Germany where 50 per cent of textile products belong to technical textile category, said Dr. Kavita Gupta, textile commissioner, Ministry of Textiles at the inaugural address of 57th Joint Technological Conference that ended recently.

The Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) organised the conference which is held every year by each of the Indian textile research associations (TRA) in rotation. Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA), South India Textile Research Association (SITRA) and Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) also participated in the conference.

The highlight of the conference was ‘Geosynthetics’, and the second day was devoted to R&D in emerging areas, protective textiles, product development, eco-friendly process, and other topics related to traditional textiles.

Gupta stressed on the importance of the link between academia and the industry. In order to grow in high value technical textiles segment, we should focus on research that is demand based and market driven. Moreover, ability to translate research output in to commercialisation is the need of the hour, she added.

Welcoming the dignitaries and the delegates, Dr Anjan K Mukhopadhyay, BTRA director briefed the participants about the conference and explained about the scope of geosynthetics. He further said that the conference was an occasion for the conventional textile manufacturers to interact with geosynthetics manufacturers/users to know the opportunities available in terms of machinery, processes, etc. to make technical textile products, especially geosynthetics.

Papers based on recent R&D trends and of immediate importance to the industries in all major textile areas from the four TRAs were also presented in this premier conference. Papers from all four TRAs were presented in the areas of protective textiles, emerging areas, spinning, product development, eco-friendly products and others. German Textile Machinery Manufacturing companies also gave presentations on needle-felt nonwoven and latest machine innovations on treatment of geotextiles. (RR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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