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Textile sector on a roller coaster ride
Raw materials cost, supply chain issues, power situation in India, pandemic effect are all contributing to the current roller coaster situation, says Dr Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University
Emerging opportunities in sports textiles
In the recent past, the inclination of people towards sports is increasing; thus driving demand for sportswear. According to Dr J Anandha kumar, sportswear trend has been successful in transcending beyond the millennials and the younger generation to become a timeless trend that is here to stay.
Skill sets for the textile sector
Skill set enhancement, product enhancements and new ideas are the way forward for the textile sector, says Prof Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University, USA
Frontier materials research: Way forward
In the COVID-19 era, the importance of materials in countering the infection using face masks is highly felt important by people, Dr Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University
Opportunities galore for Indian coir industry
There is huge scope for growth of coir industry in India. In this article, Dr J Anandha Kumar throws light on opportunities offered in coir spinning and exports of various value-added coir products
Tiruppur garment units request financial support
The garment manufacturers in Tiruppur and the Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in Coimbatore have appealed to the government for financial support as the units are shut for a month due to lockdown.
Techno-economics of shuttle less loom: A critical review
Shuttle-less looms are useful in fulfilling the rising demand for woven products. Apart from the high speed, the shuttle-less looms have advantages like less picking energy, more colour weft insertion, higher design capability, wider width etc. In this article, S Sundaresan, V Ramesh Babu, and Arunraj Arumugam review techno-economics of shuttle-less looms.
South Indian textile industry hit by the COVID pandemic
The second wave of COVID-19 in India has adversely affected the textile sector in Tamil Nadu, especially when the export demand was high. Further, the textile hubs of Tiruppur and Coimbatore are worst affected.