UCMTF, the French textile machinery manufacturers association, groups 30 speciality textile machinery manufacturers, often world leaders on their specific markets. First of all, end-users are more and more demanding on sustainability.
When Prof Dr Ing Otto Mecheels founded the independent Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim in 1946 his main priority was relating research and teaching directly to practical applications. His son, Prof Dr Jürgen Mecheels, built on his work, and expanded the Hohenstein Institute between 1962 and 1995 into an internationally reputed research and service centre with an outstanding range of expertise.
The Textiles Committee, as an organisation, started functioning from 22nd August, 1964. By virtue of Section 3 of the Act, the Textiles Committee is a statutory body with perpetual succession. The Textiles Committee is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
It was a humble beginning in 1939, when the foundation stone for ATE Enterprises Private Limited (ATEEPL) was laid at its headquarters in Mumbai. But today, ATE straddles the textile industry like a giant, offering the best technologies from world-renowned companies for a very wide range of segments.
A decade has passed since Dow Corning launched XIAMETER®, the self-serve Internet window of convenience in buying silicones for customers, the company, without a shade of doubt, claims to have made a good success of it all over the world, including in India.
The mattress fabric market in India, which has largely been dependent on importers for soft, high-value ticking fabrics, is in for a new revolution with the entry of the Europe’s Global Textile Alliance. GTA India Pvt Ltd, the new venture, which is initially investing about Euro 1,50,000, is located at the renowned textile city of Tirupur in Tamil Nadu.
The per capita nonwoven fabric consumption in India, which was 155 gm sometime ago, is expected to touch to 350 gm by 2015 and 600 gm by 2020, whereas the per capita consumption of nonwovens in developed markets such as US and Western Europe is around 3 - 3.5 kg. The global market for nonwovens is around...
Eco textile processing & its role in sustainable development
Years of human ignorance has diminished our natural resources and aged our planet. Now, people are making an effort to change the way they are treating the planet. Being more environmentally conscious about the impact materials used for fashion...
Techno-economics of woven silk union fabrics
From the field survey and interactions held with the exporters, it is observed that new product development is the prime area that should be concentrated for future expansion of the silk industry (Naik 2010). Consumer markets are changing fast, with rapid growth in...