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2 honours for Seshadri Ramkumar
Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Environmental Toxicology and lead investigator in the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory, has recently been awarded two of the most prestigious honours in the textiles field: a fellowship with The Textile Institute in the United Kingdom and the 2017-18 Professor W B Achwal Oration from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.
India’s cotton crop put at 37.5 mn bales
India expected to produce about 37.5 million bales (170 kg each) of cotton amidst the pink bollworm infestation situation in major cotton growing regions.
India to build its textiles sector
As textiles are a major export commodity from India, its textile industry needs adequate resources such as skilled and trained manpower, financial capital for both current capital and long-term infrastructure improvements, research and development, promotion and marketing efforts.
Optimism on Texas cotton crop
Cotton crop from Texas will be good, this year. With Christmas on the horizon, harvest in the High Plains of Texas is nearly completed with about 85-90 per cent of crop harvested.
Supercapacitor fibres developed
Supercapacitor fibres that can serve as power source for wearable technologies has been recently developed. A team of scientists from Deakin University, Australia has spun 2-dimensional “MXene,” into fibrous strands, which can be a power source for electronic gadgets.
Texas awaits bumper cotton crop
Cotton crop in Texas this season will be exceptional in terms of yield. Over 50 people representing different regions of Texas and the entire spectrum of the cotton industry that included producers, agricultural lenders,etc.
Recipe to boost cotton sector
Maintaining the market share, enhancing consumer awareness and continuous investments in R and D are needed to advance the cotton sector. Steve Verett, Executive Vice President of Lubbock, TX-based Plains Cotton Growers, etc.