Thursday, December 31, 2009


Monday, November 30, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - Knit-Rite expands Medical Hosiery business.]

17 November 2009, Raleigh, NC – Developer and manufacturer of knitted medical textiles Knit-Rite Inc. is to expand its facility in Richmond County by investing more than $1.1 million at its plant in Ellerbe. The company specializes in circular and flat knitted medical socks and hosiery and the expansion will initially create 24 new jobs.
Knit-Rite, which is headquartered in Kansas, produces prosthetic and diabetic socks, compression hosiery and orthotic products. It owns Therafirm Compression Products in Ellerbe, which operates as a separate division and currently employs 44 workers.
Speaking to North Carolina News Network, Chris Vering, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer said: “Knit-Rite is not only committed to expanding our business, but to investing in the local community.  We are grateful for the incentives provided by the state of North Carolina and Richmond County, as they will help in that expansion and allow us to continue to support local economic stability.”
The company is said to be receiving a $24,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund for the expansion. Knit-Rite plans to modernize and expand the Ellerbe facility.
Knit-Rite, Inc. is a leading designer, marketer, and manufacturer of innovative textiles for medical and consumer markets. Founded in 1923, it prides itself in being heavily committed to the continued research and development, manufacturing and distributing of products that deliver healthy benefits for a better quality of life.
 Knit-Rite’s textile and distribution product offering includes tens of thousands of products from hundreds of vendors as well as its own manufactured goods. Through ongoing in-house product developments, such as the SmartKnit Seamless Sock, and the acquisition of both Therafirm Inc. and TheraFoot Technologies Inc. in 2000, Knit-Rite’s textile manufacturing expertise has expanded to include foot care, vascular support, acute and long-term care, orthopedics, industrial safety, sports medicine, podiatry, and pedorthics.
“Through a commitment to patients’ and consumers’ needs and a dedicated focus on textile research, Knit-Rite continues to innovate, develop, and provide a complete selection of high quality and effective products. To our facilities, providers and retailers we remain committed to providing superior products, service, and the highest level of responsiveness,” the company says.
Source: North Carolina News Network

Friday, November 27, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - Australian V8 Supercars test Innegra Fiber.]

5 October 2009, Sydney - Australian speciality fabrics manufacturer Colan is working with V8 supercar teams to test the use of a revolutionary new lightweight fibre for the Australian championship following its successful use in Formula One cars. The new fibre, Innegra, is used in a high performance yarn that, when combined with carbon fibre, can improve the toughness of the cars while decreasing their weight.
"This is on back of the Innegra’s use by the new Brawn GPs Formula One team, which has won seven Grand Prix in this season and after the Singapore race this weekend is 42.5 points ahead in the championship. But at the moment the names of the V8 teams are under wraps while they carry out the tests,” said Genelle Coghlan, CEO of specialist fabric producer Colan.
The fibre, developed by US company Innegrity, won strong praise from the Brawn GP management executives. “When Innegra composite is damaged there is a tendency to tear and pull out fibres from the matrix rather than form sharp debris” says Gary Savage, Brawn GP Operations Director. When cars collide this reduces the amount of debris that splinters off, reducing the possibility of tyre damage and further crashes. Because Innegra also helps to better maintain the integrity of parts, the damaged cars may not have to pit immediately to make replacements, saving precious seconds in the race.
Ross Brawn, Team Principal at Brawn GP, said he was pleased with the performance of Innerga in his team’s cars. ”Strength, durability and reliability are all crucial for every single component on a Formula One car and Innegrity’s product more than meets our expectations. We look forward to continuing the good work this season," Mr Brawn said.
Colan CEO Genelle Coghlan says that while her company is working closely with Innegrity in the practical development of the fibre, it is in early trial stages for the as-yet unnamed V8 super car teams. “As a specialist fabric producer I am proud to be a part of development of this fibre and its innovative applications, both internationally and in Australia," said Genelle.
"As it is a tough, flexible and easily woven fabric that it is lighter than glass, aramid and carbon, Innegra has the potential for a lot of innovative applications, particularly in sporting goods.
"Colan will launch Innegra into the Australian market in the coming months, although already we are currently in talks with Australian surfboard shapers and other watercraft makers about some of its possible uses outside the automotive industry."
Innegra is a high performance fabric for use in ballistic, composite and rope applications. The fibre delivers light weight and toughness at a competitive cost compared to other high performance fibres, and has been used in combination with carbon, aramid and polyethylene fibres. Innegra fibre is being tested in a range of sporting goods applications from surfboards, tennis racquets, bicycle frames, baseball bats, kayaks, canoes and more.
Colan Australia uses world-quality raw materials, established international technologies and Australian innovation to deliver high quality engineered textiles and is the only manufacturer and exporter of fiberglass and aramid fabrics in Australia and New Zealand. It has also recently secured exclusive rights to weave Innegra for the Australian market.
A family business based in western Sydney, Colan was formed 55 years ago as a maker of television cabinets and has continued to grow and adapt to the changing market. Through weaving fabric to cover the speaker covers, the business evolved into a manufacturer of industrial textiles for composite reinforcement, thermal and insulation and safety and protective apparel and is one of the last technical textile manufacturers still operating in Australia.


Friday, October 16, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - Lycra Fusion Fibre.]

Invista launches Lycra Fusion fibre at Verona legwear event

13 October 2009 – Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of fibres and polymers and the owner of the Lycra fibre brand, launched Lycra Fusion fibre, a new technology, to the industry at its international Lycra fibre MOVES event in Verona last week. The innovation promises to push boundaries within legwear industry and design world. The Lycra fibre MOVES event welcomed over 300 key players from 24 countries to celebrate the launch.

“Developing technologies that ultimately respond to consumer needs is fundamental to driving the hosiery sector and Lycra Fusion fibre offers a solution to problems encountered by many consumers. ‘Ladders’ in hosiery – an abrasion on the surface of hosiery which breaks the knit, is a common occurrence and the introduction of Invista’s latest innovation is expected to set a new benchmark in textiles for apparel applications”, says Invista.

Lycra Fusion fibre

Lycra Fusion fibre is based on Invista’s new patent-pending technology. Invista says that the bi-component technology delivers fusibility with superior stress-strain performance functions helping to prevent runs whilst maintaining stretch and recovery benefits that are essential to the brand’s rich heritage.

According to Invista, Lycra Fusion fibre helps make hosiery ladder resistant, improves the durability and wear life of legwear, delivers exceptional fit and maintains shape retention, can be adopted by hosiery makers on commercial machines and processes, provides a uniform appearance to hosiery and will be available from key brands next year

The launch will be supported by a new Lycra fibre brand campaign developed by Maria Werbeagentur GmbH, based in Hamburg, and photographed by Stephan Abry. A woman wearing Lycra Fusion fibre hosiery is surrounded by the motives ‘cactus’ and ‘thorn roses’ which represent beautiful natural scenery yet a potentially dangerous one.

Denise Sakuma, Segment Director for Legwear at Invista says: “We want to communicate this innovation beyond its performance of helping to prevent runs in hosiery, and bring it to an emotional level that directs a message to women: dangers are out there, yet they can feel confident and fearless thanks to Lycra Fusion fibre benefits”.

Invista says that Lycra Fusion fibre hosiery is readily available in Spain starting this month and will be on-shelf in the UK from December 2009.

Lycra fibre MOVES forum

The Lycra fibre MOVES forum introduced key speakers that were chosen specifically by Invista for their pioneering roles within their field. The lectures and sessions discussed topics fundamental to the changing face of businesses and presented valuable insights. Attendees gained a deeper understanding about the economic and financial outlook, the modern-day consumer, industry market and technology insights, the power of social media on purchasing decisions, latest innovations and sustainability efforts, extending the valuable learning curve the event provided.

Serge Vigouroux, Executive Vice President, Marketing Business at Invista said, “Launching an innovation and hosting a high profile event during this tough economic climate demonstrates Invista’s commitment to supporting the industry. The launch of Lycra Fusion fibre is set to lead the way in providing consumers with practical answers to their everyday needs and we are delighted to be giving women a helping hand in saying goodbye to ladders in hosiery. The investment behind the event in Verona has been significant. However, bringing together the industry’s movers and shakers and presenting insightful learnings has ensured that the event has become a global success”.

Invista showcased an exhibition that culminated in a well-attended Gala dinner which was dedicated to celebrating 50 years of value and partnership associated to the Lycra fibre brand and the hosiery industry. Guests were guided through the decades from 1959 till 2009 with bespoke still and live displays reminiscent of each fashion era. Hosiery products from key brands and retailers were prominently featured in each decade’s display. The black tie evening perfectly combined fifty years of the Lycra fibre brand history with new forward-thinking innovations.

During the dinner, David Trerotola, President of Apparel Business at Invista awarded Mr. Nerino Grassi, President of Golden Lady Company, for 40 years of outstanding contribution to the development of the legwear industry. This recognition was acclaimed by all guests. Attendees were then treated to artistic performances that united a touch of opera singing, metal music, ballet and freestyle dance.

Exemplifying the positive response from participants, expert speaker Richard Medley, Managing Director from communications specialists Publicis Consultants UK, said: “Invista took the celebration of fifty years of the Lycra fibre brand, the launch of its new technology and insightful speaker forums and showed the world the power of brand partnerships. The two-day event thoroughly embraced innovation and showed attendees the best way to respond to their consumer needs and experiences.”

The Lycra fibre MOVES event was hosted in partnership with The Hosiery Association (USA), Lonati and Santoni, who hosted their ‘open house’ from October 8th till 10th and Centro Servizi Calza. The BCC Castel Goffredo bank was a major sponsor of the ‘50 years of value and partnership’ exhibition.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - CISCO.]

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Friday, August 21, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - Opportunities in the next space race.]

Technical Textiles Rocketing to Space is the title of the 2009 Aerospace Symposium, to be held as part of the IFAI Expo 2009 in San Diego, California on September 23. It will provide an insight into the latest research, materials and design forecasts for technical textiles in space applications.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - HIPS can really take the heat.]

Tough new fire-resistant coating materials called HIPS –hybrid inorganic polymer systems – are being developed by CSIRO researchers in Melbourne. HIPS coatings can withstand temperatures of over 1000°C compared to current commercial coatings used on building materials and structures which break down at between 150-250°C. They contain an inorganic geopolymer resin, and a small component of polymer additives.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

[ August 15th 2009.

Happy Independence Day to all My Blogger s in INDIA.

[Technical Textiles - Our PrimeMinister must appoint Mr.G.Ravi Shankar as Chairperson of Technical Textile Authority of India (Cabinet Rank).]

Curriculum Vitae.

Executive Summary of CV of Mr. G.Ravishankar.

Post Graduate in Textile Engineering from IIT Delhi

Experience in Technical textiles, Paper Maker Felts and Nonwovens- 20 years

Two and half years experience in Europe in Nonwovens Market Development and Manufacturing Needlepunch Nonwovens, Thermo bondeds for consumer and technical end uses. Particularly conversion into wipes for consumer uses and Wash Gloves for medical uses.

Proficiency in Production Processes, Project Management, Product Development, Market Development and Quality Management systems.

Ability of Quick learning and application of knowledge

Techno-commercial orientation

Hands on experience in Technical Textiles, Tyrecord, Fibre Manufacture, Polymer compounding, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics, Needlepunched and Thermobonded Nonwovens, Felt finishing, Cleaning Wipes

Implementation of PVC coating plant for technical end uses

Training on Coating at Val Mehler, Fulda, Germany

Have worked as independent consultant for past 9 years –undertaking project management and market development

Currently involved in setting up a hydroentangled nonwovens plant in India- (techno-financial feasibility) with conversion for medical and wipes market and a Spunbond plant feasibility study.

Assisted in Due diligence for Nonwovens industry takeover in China

Complete expertise in Nonwovens and Technical textiles from Raw material to end uses

Presented papers on Status of Indian Nonwovens industry in Edana Seminar 2004

Represented India in Korean Trade Commission

Presented Papers for Textile Ministry, India on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens

Presented Papers on Potential for Nonwovens in Agriculture at IITD 2005

Work Experience:
Training and Department asst. in Spinning in Mafatlal Group Bombay

(study Masters Degree in Textile Engineering)
Product and Market Development for Glass fibre yarns, FRP mouldings with Fiberglass Pilkington Ltd Bombay.
Sale and Market Development of Nonwoven Filter fabrics and Geo-tex and Papermaker felts at Dinesh Mills, Baroda.
Application Development and Sales of High wet tenacity Rayon with Gwalior Rayons
Technical Textiles and PVC coating Plant Project implementation for SRF,, Manufacture of Nylon Tyrecord, conveyor beltings, filter fabrics, PVC coated fabrics, Compounding of Engineering Plastics, implementation of !SO 9000 Quality Systems at SRF Ltd, Madras.
1992 to Present
Independent consultant in Technical fabrics, Polymer compounding & processing, Quality Management, and Project Management, Nonwovens , ISO 9000 Quality Systems at Sintex Industries, Sanrhea Textiles,interlinings project, Technical Textiles plant commissioning
1997 to Present
Establishing a Nonwoven plant of Thermobonding and Needlepunching nonwoven FACTORY on ‘TURNKEY BASIS’ in Estonia for Tolaram Group. Included Market and Product Development all over Europe for folded and packed wipes, wash gloves etc.,. Involved in implementing a spunlace plant in India including Technology tie ups, Advising managements on markets, products and potential new industries in technical textiles and Nonwovens. Developing Coated fabrics for USA market, Developing shoe interlinings, Suitable fibre development for Nonwovens, Nonwovens for Auto interiors, Technology tie, identification of potential Joint venture partners in Technical textiles and nonwovens field. Working on Spunlace, Spunbond, Needlepunched Nonwovens and specialized applications.

Pre university
Bachelors degree in Textile Technology from SKSJTI, Bangalore
1974 - 76
( worked in Spinning dept of textile mill)
1976 - 78
Masters Degree in Textile Engineering from IIT Delhi

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Technical Textiles - Pakistan'sTextile policy sets $25 billion export target.]

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani chairs a special cabinet meeting for the approval of the new textile policy that was announced by Textile Minister Rana Farooq Saeed Khan (pictured outside). - APP photo

ISLAMABAD: A five-year textile policy unveiled on Wednesday offers about Rs87 billion cash subsidy to the textile and clothing sector to boost exports. It envisages plans to boost textile exports to $25 billion from the current $17.8 billion by 2014.

The policy, approved by a special cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was announced by Textile Minister Rana Farooq Saeed Khan.

The hefty package for the sector carries special duty-drawback rates, besides repayment of earlier research support, subsidy on long-term financing loan and development and other subsidies.

The policy focuses on export promotion measures, instead of steps to increase production and revive the ailing industry.

Without amending the rules of business, the government has issued two policies for the promotion of exports — the four-year trade policy announced in July focussed only on non-textile products.

The textile policy does not mention any specific target for sub-sectors.

There is also no mention of increasing production which has reached a saturation point and is producing low-quality products.

According to analysts, Pakistan’s textile and clothing sector sells its products cheaper than Bangladesh in the international market. ‘How come you expect foreign investment in a sector which produces low quality products?’ they said.

Under the new policy, the textile industry has been exempted from loadshedding. It will also enjoy priority in gas allocation like the fertiliser sector. An amount of Rs2.5 billion has been allocated to make export refinance available at five per cent.

An amount of Rs44 billion as special drawback rates will be provided to value-added textile exports for two years -- Rs17 billion in 2009-10 and Rs27 billion in 2010-11.

The proposed rates include one per cent of the FOB value of exports on processed fabric, two per cent of the FOB value on home textiles and three per cent of the FOB value on garments.

In addition, exporters achieving an increase of 15 per cent will get one per cent additional drawback. Another Rs5.4 billion has been earmarked for earlier refunds of research and development subsidy for the sector.

An amount of Rs4.5 billion has been allocated to continue monetisation of customs duty of PTA to offset additional cost for users for the current year. A decision about this duty will be taken by the National Tariff Commission during the year.

Another Rs5 billion has been allocated to convert long-term loans on the same pricing as applicable to the LTTF scheme together with a grace period of one year on both existing and converted facilities, without the facility of refinancing. Textile machinery will be zero rated.

In order to encourage women’s participation in the industry, the government will pick two regulatory costs to employers -- social security and EOBI. The cost of this measure is estimated at Rs2 billion for the current year.

The government plans to treat local sales of yarn and fabrics to large exporter as deemed exports. For this purpose, small producers will get one per cent drawback on levies and unadjusted taxes on sales to export houses which will cost Rs2 billion.

The government has set a target to increase the rate of conversion of cotton from $1,000 to $2,000 over the next five years. A textile investment support fund and technology upgradation fund (UTF) will be set up. An amount of Rs1.6 billion has been allocated for the UTF for the first year. However, this fund will go up to Rs17 billion by 2014.

Under UTF for capital intensive projects, the government will pick up 50 per cent of interest cost of new investment in plant and machinery with a maximum of five per cent. For small investments, government will contribute up to 20 per cent of capital cost as a grant.

An amount of Rs1 billion has been earmarked for infrastructure development for 2009-10 in public-private partnership. More industrial estates will be established, besides developing clusters.

An amount of Rs1 billion has allocated for skill development initiatives. A comprehensive training plan will be worked out.

A legal framework will be developed to specify standards and testing requirements, prescribe disclosure requirements and other matters relating to practices and methods relevant to the sector

The principle of cascading will be implemented while ensuring adequate protection to the local industry and removing anomalies. All regulatory bottlenecks will be removed. Market access will be increased through free trade agreements.

The government will provide necessary support for branding, grading, labelling and other activities that would add value to the textiles chain. An insurance scheme will be introduced to protect local exporters from unforeseen losses and help the industry in IT-related issues.

The policy will focus on certain sub-sector issues from fibre to garments, including ginning, spinning, weaving, knitting, processing, fashion designs, handloom and handicrafts, carpets, technical textiles. Specific schemes will be launched, mostly on public-private partnership basis, to upgrade and improve these sectors.

The persistent problem of contamination and trash content will be addressed through enforcement of the standards laid down in the Cotton Control Act and Cotton Standardisation Ordinance. Measures will be taken to develop other vegetable fibres (jute, flax etc.), wool and sericulture for supporting diversification within natural fibres.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

[ Label for smart textiles.]

TITV Greiz (the Textile Research Institute of Thuringia-Vogtland) has developed quality standards and a reliable product label for smart textiles


Saturday, July 18, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - Rs.10 crore for Applied Research such as Processing,Improving Quality of Fiber&Fabrics,is this not funny .]

Textile research gets more funding.

M. Soundariya Preetha.

Focus on processing, quality of fabrics

COIMBATORE: The Union Ministry of Textiles will increase its funding for Textile Research Associations from this year.

Joint Secretary of Textiles J. N. Singh told The Hindu that the annual funding would be increased to Rs. 10 crore for Textile Research Associations (TRAs) from this year.

The TRAs received about Rs. 2-crore annual support now.

He said the focus would be on applied research such as processing, improving the quality of fabrics and fibre. The Ministry was receiving proposals from the research associations on the potential projects that they could take up. Further, the Textile Ministry was in talks with the Ministry of Science and Technology to see if additional funds could be allocated for textile research.

The TRAs were also identified as Centres of Excellence for different types of technical textiles.

“We are working on a Technology Mission for Technical Textiles,” he said.

The SITRA (South India Textile Research Association) Employees’ Union here appealed to the Ministry of Textiles to sustain its support to the TRAs so that textile research and the industry benefited.

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e paper THE HINDU dt 18th July 2009.

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The Director of SITRA is refusing to permit any paper in research on Technical Textiles for republication in this educative Blog taking grant from the Govt the Tax payers money.Do we have the RTI or not will any blogger inform me.

Rs.10 crore to be given to TRA,Will someone visit ATIRA at Ahmadabad and report to this news paper if it's in research mode or sleeping mode.Will Mr.J N Singh visit this research Institute.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wishing All Bloggers In U S A


Monday, June 29, 2009

[ Gokarna - My 2nd Visit.]

Our beaches are full of garbage thrown by tourists near our beaches.I had a gimplse of this at Gokarna a tourist and a pilgrimage center as old as 2000 years.We can place Dust Bins near this beach so that tourists and pilgrims do not throw the water bottles near the beach by also placing fish nets to collect this where they accumulate in a particular spot.The Tasildhar head of this holy place was missing when I visited the place to tell him and ask him to come with me to see the filth near a beauty spot which mesmerizes the tourists.When inquired I was told he never bother's to even visit the temple once a week.The roads are another ugly patch not tared even after several years.The Chief Minister has handed over the temple administration to some Mutt and a dispute is pending in the court.How can such a place go neglected by our tourist department.It is a pity.The pictures shown needs your help.

Monday, June 15, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - Market Potential ]

(Serial    (Tech Text.  (Market Size
No) Sector) & Potential)
Rs.In Crores.
For 2014-2015
1 Agro Tech- ...Rs.1,938
1 Agro Tech ....Rs.1,938
2 Build Tech-...Rs.6,877
3 Cloth Tech-...Rs.26,677
4 Geo Tech-.....Rs.2,357
5 Home Tech-....Rs.4,198
6 Indu Tech-....Rs.3,192
7 Med Tech- ....Rs.5,945
8 Mobi Tech- ...Rs.3,613
9 Oeko Tech-....Rs.0,098
10 Pack Tech-....Rs.14,288
11 Pro Tech- ....Rs.1,931
12 Sport Tech-...Rs.6,238
These estimated figures gathered from various sources indicate the scope for growth in:
a)Cloth Tech
b)Pack Teck
c)Sport Tech
d)Build Tech.
The problem is how to monitor this growth in terms of quality and the quantity exported,if there is one it's OK otherwise the Govt should en block hand over the responsibility to an esteemed Research Organization such as our country's prestigious "Bombay Textile Research Association".
The sooner it's done it's better for the rapid growth of this giant Technical Textile Industry in India.

[ Technical Textiles - Swine Flu - 3 M Responds.]

3M Responds to H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Outbreaks

The recent outbreaks of H1N1 influenza are a concern to everyone. 3M is working diligently to respond to the situation and many of our employees around the world are dedicated to providing services and support where needed.

3M provides a number of products intended for use by workers and the general public in these situations. 3M experts are working with public health agencies and professionals globally to provide products to those areas most acutely affected by the outbreaks. We take our responsibility to our customers and health authorities very seriously and have preparedness plans in place to manage product supply and demand and to maintain business continuity.

3M continues to monitor development of the H1N1 influenza outbreak and the recommendations made by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S.,the EU CDC…and other health care agencies around the world.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - Calling New Textile & Home Ministers,Govt of India.]

A Governament of India Project in " Technical Textiles " for our Defense Forces.

Military Textiles:- Military uniforms face a complex set of challenges. They must provide protection, durability and comfort in a wide range of hostile environments.Research on how military clothing can best meet soldiers' need is Urgent.
Already we have research done in many areas like,damage resistance, comfort, sweat management, cold-weather conditions and the integration of high-tech materials into uniforms.Also included are such as high-performance ballistic fibres, textiles for chemical and biological protection, camouflage materials and military fabrics for flame protection.The use of non-woven fabrics and new coatings for military applications.
With researching and manufacturing military textiles, as well as in the wider area of textiles for protection,India needs a Technical Textile College and Research Institute integrated with a Complex of Technical Textile Mill.
The Minister of Textiles must immediately hand over the newly planned Textile Mill " FINLAY MILLS " at Achalpur,Maharastra to the highly reputed textile research association:-
and the Home minister should arrange with DRDO and the Textile Minister with NTC the needs of the Defense Ministry for Military Textiles for all their needs in Technical Textiles to be jointly taken by DRDO & BTRA in setting up the New FINLAY MILLS under construction and develop this also,in to a International Technical Textile College and Research Institute.Since we have none at present and perhaps no plan in near future.This project will be a feather in the caps of both the ministers who are born in the Textile State of South India.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

[ Research in Technical Textiles in India.]

We do have around half a dozen Textile Research Associations in various States in India.They do publish their research papers in all areas of Cotton,Woolen,Silk,Jute,Man Made Fibers,All operations in all areas of Spinning,Weaving,Fabric Processing,Knitting,Fabric Printing and accessories needed in the complete operations of the Textile Mills.

These Research Associations individually and in association organize conferences yearly at their centers alternately.Many Technologists,Mill Owners and all others connected with the working of the Textile Mills participate in these conferences.

Some of the Researches are done in their own pilot plants and also in select mills.Most of these Researches are in some areas a replica of the Researches done else where with minor changes and few are indeed original in use in the Industry.

How Many have taken Patents for their Research.

E-Mail's have been sent to all the Research Associations to get the information.

to be the first Research Association to have permitted to republish
any Research Conducted by them in Technical Textiles to be republished in this Blog.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

This is a Project for starting a Technical Textile College/Research Institute as a Deemed University with a Tec Tex Mill

[ Mr.Anwin Joselyn.- Guest Blogger. ].

The recession and the textile industry
This is a guest post for Mr.S K G Rao
through an
IndiForum activity where blogger can
guest blog on other blogs.
The recession seems to have hit the
Textile Industry quite hard.
There has been a
huge talk about lay offs in
the past few
months mainly in India and China.
However, when I really
think about it
the news is not as scary
as the newspapers say.

Let me explain.

Especially in India,
the textile industry
is the second largest
job provider next
to Agriculture.
If you see it that way
you know that the
largest industries are
the ones that will show
a lot more suffering
and lost due to the mass.
However, clothing is a
basic and essential
part of every human
being’s life these days.
It is not exactly like
the dark ages you know.
And recession or no
recession people will always
buy basic necessities
like food, clothing,
medicines, etc.
So why doest’t the clothing
industry pick up?
You see, it is also
important to know that,
during tough economic
conditions such as
being portrayed right
now it is also
necessary to find
ways to produce at
lesser costs and hence
ultimately reduce
the burden on the consumers.
This has to
be a continuous process
right from
picking the cotton
to the middle men
to the manufacturers
to the retails.
There are quite a
few examples on the
Internet and from
entrepreneurs around
you who can tell how
they got to be
bigger than what
they started with during
tough times. Because
they would have
found ways to
innovate and help through
the tough times by easing
the burden
on the consumers.
I am sure
there are entrepreneurs
around you who have
already thought
of ways to do so.
I do hope so.
My Guest[A Non Textile
Blogger,is from IT.
View his Blogs:

Monday, April 27, 2009

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April 01, 2009.

Rieter sells Rieter Real Estate Ltd.

Rieter Holding Ltd., Winterthur/Switzerland, is to sell Rieter Real Estate Ltd., Winterthur/Switzerland, to 3 institutional investors with effect from March 31, 2009. The sale of this wholly owned subsidiary is a further step in the context of Rieter’s restructuring program and will enable the company to concentrate on its core activities

Rieter Real Estate Ltd. pursues 3 business activities:

Management of its own property portfolio.

Management of residential properties for the Rieter pension fund and third parties.

Facility management for Rieter companies and third parties.

Rieter Real Estate Ltd. has 22 employees and manages some 1000 apartments and various industrial properties in the Winterthur area. (MM)

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Monday, January 26, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - PEEK Fiber.]

New PEEK fibre for electronic protection.

Zeus Inc., based in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA, has commercialised the production of PEEK drawn fibre. The company is currently capable of extruding strands in sizes ranging from 0.07 to 1 mm and to meet specific industry requirements offers the product in natural, black, red, green, yellow, blue, orange and violet.


[ 60th Happy Republic Day.]

The meaning of Republic.
1)A country in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
2)A country in which the head of the government is an elected or nominated president,and not a monarch.
In India we vote for a party's candidate who is a person chosen by a party and there are several party's and several candidates which may even include criminals also.Our options are and may never get the right candidate elected
We have to vote and we vote and the result ******.
What does our vote do.?
Those elected go to Lok Sabha = 543 persons.
By a method unknown to me 233 persons are elected to Rajya Shaba.
The total number of these 4896 persons we have voted again Vote.
The Value of these M L A's vote is
State population of these MLS's divided by 1000 multiplied by number of their state MLA's
The there is Rajya Sabha MP's
Each MP's Vote =
Total value of all MLA's divided by Total Members of Parliment
Which is = to Value of ONE M P's VOTE.
With this calulas equation we get One President powerless (a rubber stamp)
One Prime Minister all powerful.
Governers of his choice for all states.
As many Ministers as he wants besides a host of bearucrats of his choice.
Where did my vote go.?
The votes get converted by a formula as "CABINET COM MITE" a deadly weapon of the Dictator who uses the word as the weapon the "CABINET CAMMITE" to do what he wants.

How does all this happen,it is as per our constitution.
This is the " Document " of our country.
The creation of a constitutional body was the outcome of the 1945 Cabinet Mission that aimed to discuss and finalise plans for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian Leadership,providing India with Independence under Dominion Status.
*Members of the constituent assembly were chosen by Indirect election by members of the Provincial Legislative Assembles,according to the scheme recommended by the Cabinet Mission.
*With India's Independence,the constituent assembly became a fully sovereign body and fell to work on 9 December 1947
*The draft Constitution was published in January 1948,the general discussion began.Between November 15,1948 and October 17,1949,the draft was thoroughly discussed clause by clause
*As many as 7,635 amendments were proposed and 2,473 were actually discussed over two years,11 months and 17 days taken to frame the constitution,114 days were spent on its consideration alone
*The constitution was adopted on November26,1949 and signed by Dr.Rajendra Prasad as Chairman of the constituent assembly, It came in to force on
January 26,1950
*On this day,the constituent assembly ceased to exist,transforming itself into the Provinsional Parliment of India until a new Parliment was constituted in 1952.
To day that is the year 2009 we are a Country of VOTERS plus something.

[ Technical Textiles - Events to Remember.]

It will be very interesting to attend all these conferences.

4–5 March 2009

Technical Textiles (2nd International Conference)

Venue: Karachi
Contact information: Organiser: Pegasus Consultancy
Contact: Nida Khan
Tel: +92-21-111-734266
Fax: +92-21-241-0723

6–10 June 2009

International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM 2009)

Venue: Istanbul
Contact information: Organiser: International Relations Manager, ITM 2009
Contact: Canan Korkmaz
Tel: +90-212-541-9234
Fax: +90-212-599-3882

16–18 June 2009

Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

Venue: Vancouver, British Colombia
Contact information: Organiser: ASTM International
Contact: Steve Mawn
Tel: +1-610-832-9726

16–18 September 2009

Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress

Venue: Dornbirn
Contact information: Organiser: Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute
Tel: +43-5572-36850
Fax: +43-5572-31233

23–25 September 2009

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo

Venue: San Diego, California
Contact information: Organiser: Industrial Fabrics Association International
Contact: Jill M. Rutledge
Tel: +1-651-225-6981
Fax: +1-651-631-9334

30 September—1 October 2009

Textile Engineering Conference

Venue: Chemnitz
Contact information: Organiser: Chemnitz University of Technology
Contact: Peter Meynerts
Tel: +49-371-531-32964

10–12 October 2009

Techtextil India

Venue: Mumbai
Contact information: Organiser: Messe Frankfurt India
Contact: Radhika Agarwal

14–16 October 2009

JEC Asia

Venue: Singapore
Contact information: Organiser: JEC
Tel: +33-1-5836-1500
Fax: +33-1-5836-1513

15-16 October 2009

How to Enter Technical Textiles Markets

Venue: Edinburgh
Contact information: Organiser: International Newsletters Ltd
Contact: Guy Kitteringham
Tel: +44-870-165-7210
Fax: +44-870-165-7212

18–20 November 2009

Indian Textile Technology Show (Indtex 2009)

Venue: Mumbai
Contact information: Organiser: Mack Brooks Exhibitions
Contact: David Tellett
Tel: 44-1727-814400
Fax: +44-1727-814401

4–6 February 2010

Textilveredelung & Promotion 2010

Venue: Stuttgart
Contact information: Organiser: Messe Stuttgart International
Contact: Sabine Armbruster
Tel: +49 (0)711 2589-12
Fax: +49 (0)711 2589-688

18–20 May 2010

SPESA Expo (part of Megatex)

Venue: Atlanta, Georgia
Contact information: Organiser: SPESA Expo
Contact: Benton Gardner
Tel: +1-919-872-8909, extn. 203

18–20 May 2010
Techtextil North America 2010 (part of Megatex)

Venue: Atlanta, Georgia
Contact information: Organiser: Messe Frankfurt Inc
Contact: Stephanie Everett, Group Show Manager (Textile Shows)
Tel: +1-770-984-8016, extn. 424
Fax: +1-770-984-8023



18–20 May 2010
ATME-I (part of Megatex)
Venue: Atlanta, Georgia
Contact information:Organiser: ATME-I/Megatex
Contact: Justin Akinleye, Show Manager
Tel: +1-866-414-4342

Monday, January 19, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - The Battle - Govt v/s Desi Firms.].

NEW DELHI: Industry chamber Ficci has called for stronger industry-defense partnership to promote innovation in technical textiles in India.

In its report on 'Opportunities for Technical Textiles in Indian Defence', Ficci said there is a need for faster testing and trial procedures for the approval of a product in Indian defense, especially for the textiles items.

Technical textiles refers to protective and special clothing used by defense forces, which is largely imported by the government.

The study reveals that personnel uniforms alone account for Rs 2,000 crore expenditure by the Indian defense forces. "Besides uniform, the industry could also provide parachutes, bullet proof jackets, geo-textiles for border roads and tents, thus offering a new and large market for the Indian textile manufacturers," the report said.

Ficci calls for stronger partnership to promote technical textiles.

17 Jan 2009, 1736 hrs IST, Mahima Puri, ET Bureau