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TAI to hold seminar on opportunities for textile industry

Feb 01, 2020
TAI to hold seminar on opportunities for textile industry

The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit will hold a seminar on opportunities for textile industry in challenging scenario on February 29, 2020 at Hotel Fortune Park Galaxy, Vapi, Gujarat.

The seminars organised by The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit have always been on contemporary and innovative topics deliberating on the subject by high profile and experienced speakers. The TAI, Mumbai Unit apart from organising the events in Mumbai organises the seminar at Vapi for the benefit of the technologists/technicians of the cluster. This seminar will be attended by renowned experts from different parts of the India who will present their papers to over 200 equally high profile practicing technologists and technicians.

Topics covered in the seminar will include: latest technological developments in preparatory processes such as warp preparation, sizing, implementation of industry 4.0 in weaving, warp and weft knitting and processing.

Textile industry is one of the key sectors that generate substantial revenue and employment. The Indian textile industry, hence, has demonstrated immense potential towards nation building. However, it involves huge investments to convert the potential into performance by way of modernisation, environmental compliance and cost competitiveness along with aiming for achieving international quality standards in the products. Government schemes like TUFS laid the foundation for investments in the textile sector for enterprise promotion, modernisation and expansion. The shift in focus to technical textiles sector, which has opened up high performance products, has been a very positive development.

There has been growth both in domestic and international markets paving path for increasing demand for these textile products. It is in this context that various state governments like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, came out with policies to provide investment to textile and clothing industries. Particularly, the policy implemented by the Gujarat Government has been well received by the trade and industry.

While focus on product mix has been diversified into technical and general textile items, domestic demand for branded garments is getting buoyant not only in metros, but also in two and three tier cities. It is time to understand growing customer demands and expectations from these cities. It is also opportune time that the local brands align themselves with the international brands in terms of product specifications and consumer preferences. A new demand today brings in innovative technologies to handle pollution and environmental problems. There is a new buzzword “Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)” and most international brands have taken initiative that their suppliers adhere to these norms. One of the key factors for the integrated development of the textile industry is “Technology Upgradation” to create level playing field in the global market with appropriateness of the Technology to meet the quality, environmental compliance, productivity, design development and product diversification and cost competitiveness in the entire value chain. Every sector of the textile industry has to address the concurrent issues to face the diversified challenges. In this pursuit, weaving and knitting and processing sectors play a crucial role as the best quality fabric with price competitiveness should be made available through innovative technologies emerging in the global market. The technological challenges are discoursed in various forums and The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit, has been arranging these events not only in the business capital—Mumbai—but also in other tier cities and clusters to bring home the important issues to the doorsteps of the practicing technologists and technicians in Vapi cluster.

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