Friday, January 18, 2008


In India we do not have a hi-tech technical textile mill or a college exclusively for awarding a degree in technical textiles.

In view of this present predicament for students interested in perusing their career in technical textiles at degree level, to begin with a project for a Technical Textile college attached with a full fledged working technical textile mill and Research Institute,having DEEMED UNIVERSITY STATUS are PROPOSED in this project.
The degree will have 4 themes:

* Specialist knowledge required for technical textiles

* Project management set in the context of technical textiles

* Underpinning knowledge of textiles

* Planning and research skills combined with a work based evaluation

The need for the project is deeply serious for the future of technical textiles in INDIA.The project may be taken up at any level from Govt of India to State level Universities,Joint ventures with foreign collaboration by private organizations.

Every aspect of the project is posted step by step including the capitol required to complete the fully integrated technical textile college and Research University.

Technical Textiles in the World.

Technical textile is the term given to textile products manufactured for non aesthetic purposes, where function is the primary criterion.

This is a large and growing sector and supports a vast array of other industries.

Technical textiles include textile structures for autmotive applications, medical textiles (e.g. implants), geotextiles (reinforcement of enbankments), agrotextiles (textiles for crop protection), protective clothing (e.g. against heat and radiation for fire figther clothing, against molten metals for welders, stab protection and bulletproof vests), spacesuits (astraunats).

Textiles used for industrial purposes are commonly known as ‘technical textiles’. Technical products are textile products manufactured mainly for their performance and functional properties rather than decorative purposes. Technical textiles can be classified into many fields, such as medical textiles, geotextiles, protective clothing, agro textiles etc.

Over all growth rates of Technical Textiles in the world are about 4.0% per year greater than the growth of home and apparel textiles i.e. at the rate of 1% per year.

In present market opportunities and in free quota system the importance for technical textile materials is increasing to accommodate the needs of requirement. Nowadays the most widely technical textile materials are used in filter clothing, furniture, hygiene medicals and construction material.

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