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BTRA boost for geotextiles
BTRA boost for geotextiles

New hopes dawned on the geotextiles front with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art laboratory for geotextiles at the Bombay Textiles Research Association. This has also kick-started the initiatives of the Union Government in setting up Centres of Excellence to promote technical textiles in the country.

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Recession effect lesser in India, says D N Singh at TAI global meet

The Textile Association (India) Mumbai Unit (TAI) organised an International Conference with the theme -- “Global Textile Opportunities – Vision India” -- recently at Hotel Intercontinental the Lalit, Mumbai.

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Textiles Export Target a Far Cry?
Textiles Export Target a Far Cry?

Indian textiles export promotion councils/bodies have been reporting substantial slowdown in demand from overseas markets especially from Europe and US. Subsequently, the domestic industry sources also have been reporting production cuts and capacity underutilisation. The exporters to US have been reporting about payment defaults. There are also instances where the overseas buyers have been asking for price reduction and have delayed payments.

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WPI for Textiles Group Dips

The Wholesale Price Index-based rate of inflation for the week ending February 7, 2009 has been provisionally estimated at 3.92% as against the previous week’s level of 4.39%. The textiles group has an overall weight of 9.8% in the WPI Index and hence it is an important group in measuring inflation.

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Eco Denim Ensures 25% Lower Environ Impact

Lenzing has presented an innovative eco denim concept TENCEL® at the recently-held Parisian trade fairs of Expofil and Texworld. An addition of as little as 25% TENCEL® to a conventional cotton denim improves the environmental profile considerably. Replacing cotton with TENCEL® reduces the area under cultivation for cotton by 25%. The consumption of water, required to grow cotton, can also be reduced by 25%.

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Ecology Means Economy, Thanks to NanoSphere®

Which of us is not familiar with that moment of horror: During a fine pasta meal, a splash of tomato sauce lands on the white table cloth, the half glass of red wine sloshes over the new designer sofa or the cappuccino spilled in bed leaves its mark right through the mattress cover. No problem for functional soft furnishings with NanoSphere®.

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CTC Phase-out for Spinners
CTC Phase-out for Spinners

Carbon tetrachloride -- chemical formula CCl4 (CTC) commonly known as Carbon Chloride, Carbon Tet, Tetrachloromethane, Methane Tetrachloride, tetrachlorocarbon is a solvent used across a wide range of industries.

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IMB to Focus on Technical Textiles
IMB to Focus on Technical Textiles

When IMB — World of Textile Processing opens its doors on April 21, 2009, there will once again be a veritable “who’s who” of the sector in Cologne to present the world’s most comprehensive range of technologies and services for the processing of flexible materials.

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ITMA ASIA + CITME Returns to Shanghai in 2010

Following the successful debut of the combined textile machinery show in 2008, the joint owners of ITMA ASIA + CITME announced today that they would be extending their co-operation for a second show in 2010. The exhibition will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 22 to 26 June 2010.

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Electrospinning Challenge

Zeus, Inc has announced a new technology platform in the field of electrospinning, a process that produces polymer fibres with thicknesses ranging from the nano to microscale. Zeus is able to develop fabrics with complex shapes from solutions, pastes, and bioabsorbables. The result is a broad range of fibre and fabric properties that are able to meet some of the most challenging demands.

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EU Clothing Imports Fall

EU clothing imports fell in value by 0.2% in the first seven months of 2008 compared with the corresponding period a year earlier, according to a report by Textiles Intelligence. This represented a major reversal compared with the first seven months of 2007, when imports were up by 5.6% in value and by 8.5% in volume.

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Global slowdown hits Indian exports of synthetic textiles

The slowdown in global economic growth has begun to hamper Indian exports of synthetic & rayon textiles, according to Mr Ganesh Kumar Gupta, chairman, The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC).

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Ceramics industry's potential stressed

The 5th CERAMITEC Round Table, held at the end of November 2008 in Mumbai was the first Round Table meeting organised abroad by Messe München GmbH and cfi – ceramic forum international. Market trends in the sectors heavy clay ceramics, tiles, sanitaryware, technical ceramics and refractories were discussed.

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48th DORNBIRN-MFC from Sept 16-18, 2009

The effects of the financial and energy crises on the real economy and subsequent cost-saving measures must not obscure the sight towards a positive future. The 48th DORNBIRN-MFC dedicates in 2 ½ days the time to reflect and develop models for solutions how to implement more quality-minded, innovative, sustainable, environmentally-friendly, resource-saving findings from industry and academic research into optimised manufacturing processes and multi-functional, market-suitable products.

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9th Narrow Fabrics Conference on April 25, 2009

On April 25, 2009 the 9th Narrow Fabrics Conference will be held in Frick, Switzerland, exclusively for customers of Jakob Müller AG. Starting in 2001 the Jakob Müller Institute of Narrow Fabrics has been organising the Narrow Fabrics Conference in yearly intervals at different locations such as in Frick (Switzerland), Lainate (Italy), Singapore, Munich (Germany) and Shanghai (China).

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Textile Stores & Machinery Directory 2008

The Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (ITAMMA) has brought out a revised edition of the Textile Stores & Machinery Directory entitled ‘Textile Stores & Machinery Directory 2008’.

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Lenzing clocks 5.4% rise in sales despite crisis
Lenzing clocks 5.4% rise in sales despite crisis

According to preliminary figures, Lenzing Group's consolidated sales rose by 5.4% to EUR 1.33 billion (2007: EUR 1.26 billion). Net income declined by 29.1% to EUR 77.7 million (2007: EUR 109.6 million).

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MMF Front Looks Up
Glad tidings have come from India's man-made fibre (MMF) export front, after seven consecutive quarters of decline in its growth. MMF textile exports for the 9-month period, April 2013 to December 2013 touched US $4.2 billion against US $3.8 billion. One of
Cotton yarn: Quality depends on mixing strategy
A systematic mixing plan by maintaining the lowest possible variation in cotton quality parameters ensures trouble-free yarn production with consistent yarn quality, affirms Sunil Kumar Sharma. In a
Airbag: Life saving textiles
The airbag fabric may be coated to increase the strength of the fabric so that the fabric is reinforced, and by increasing the strength of the fabric, breakage of the airbag can be minimised, assert R Senthil Kumar and S Sundaresan
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