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Columbia emerges to be key technical textiles sourcing destination

Known for its innovations in the apparel space, Columbia is set to be the key market for the technical textiles in 2017. In addition to the skilled labour, the country is already equipped with everything it needs to develop new products, finishes or the processes in line with global trends. Moreover, its proximity to the Panama Canal makes it a strategic connection between North and South America, and between the East Coast of the US […]

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Techtextil 2017: ‘Living in Space’to steal the show

Techtextil 2017, a leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will be held from 9-12 May in Frankfurt, Germany. Techtextil is held in parallel with Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials. Both exhibitors and visitors at the fair will have special experience this year. The event will showcase the wide variety of applications for technical textiles in space travel under ‘Living in Space’, together with the processing involved […]

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Indian Textiles Minister assures support to technical textiles sector

Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani, has assured to address the issue of lack of manpower in technical textiles sector of the country while speaking a curtain raiser event of Technotex2017. The event will be held between April 21 and 23 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon, Mumbai. The fair, an annual event, is jointly organized by the Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). The Minister also […]

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Technical textiles market to reach US $ 193 billion by 2020

In their recently released press report, SBWIRE has mentioned that the technical textiles market is expected to reach US $ 193 billion in revenues by 2020, with global consumption expected to surpass 37 million tonnes. The report underlined that global consumption in the technical textiles category is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4 per cent through 2020, indicating steady growth opportunities for textiles companies. Robust demand from China and India is projected to continue, […]

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Welspun India to invest Rs. 4,000 crore in 3 textile projects

India-based home textiles manufacturer Welspun India Ltd. has inked three MoUs with the Indian Government at the ongoing Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 in Gujarat, India. The Group informed that it would invest Rs. 4,000 crore in three large textile projects in Gujarat. It will invest Rs. 2,000 crore in setting up an integrated textile manufacturing zone and another Rs. 1,000 crore on capacity enhancement of its technical textile business. A similar amount has been earmarked for […]

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SENFA expands its textile solutions reach

SENFA, France-based technical textiles division of the Chargeurs Group, is enabling print businesses to use their existing UV, latex or solvent printers to create stunning textile graphics, with its range of Decoprint textile solutions for sign and display applications. “We have recently come across plenty of printing companies who are interested in the textiles arena, but feel that they don’t have the knowledge or experience to enter this market. We explain to them that it’s […]

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Technotex 2017 to focus on technology adaptation and upgradation

Technotex 2017, the sixth International Exhibition and Conference on Technical Textiles, will take place in April 2017 at Mumbai, India. Organized by Ministry of Textiles and FICCI, the conference will focus on technology adaptation and upgradation, and also Joint Venture partnerships, project collaborations, transfer of technology, investments and R&D. Themed ‘Advantage India: Emerging Global manufacturing hub for Technical Textiles’, the main objective of the three-day conference is to make India a manufacturing hub of technical […]

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Indian technical textiles sector to attract Rs. 1 lakh crore investment by ’25

At a conference on technical textiles and non-wovens, organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), M. Senthil Kumar, Chairman of Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), said that the Indian textile industry is expected to attract investment worth Rs. 1 lakh crore in technical textiles by the year 2025. With major share going to packtech, about 42 per cent, industrial textiles and home textiles are expected to attract about 10 per cent […]

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Indian Textiles Ministry to organize seminar on technical textiles

Indian Textiles Ministry is organizing a one-day national seminar on “Technical Textiles Manufacturing, Characterization and Application” in association with Man Made Textiles Research Association (MANTRA) and Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA) on 23rd December, at KASSIA Auditorium, Bangalore, India. Girish, IAS, Commissioner-Handlooms & Textiles, Government of Karnataka will be the Chief Guest at the event; D. V. Prasad, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, C&I will inaugurate the seminar. Additionally, there will be an exhibition of various […]

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Techtextil North America 2017 to open gates on June 20

The 14th edition of Techtextil North America, a leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will be held from 20-22 June 2017 at the McCormick Place, Lakeside Centre in Chicago, USA. The fair will be co-located with The Future of Composites in Construction, powered by JEC Group. “Techtextil North America and The Future of Composites in Construction, powered by JEC Group will again co-locate in 2017. We’re excited to bring the platform that connects the technical […]

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India ITME Society honours Bangladesh University of Textiles and BGMEA

Prof. Engr. Mashud Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Textiles and Engr. Shafiqur Rahman, MD of Hams Garments, Dhaka (on behalf of BGMEA) were recently honoured in Mumbai (India) by India ITME Society during the ITME event. Rudrappa M. Lamani, Minister for Textile and Endowment, Government of Karnataka honoured them… R. Girish, Commissioner for Textile Development and Director of Handlooms & Textiles, Karnataka; and senior team of India ITME Society were also present on this […]

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Sioen Industries acquires Ursuit Group of Companies

Sioen Industries NV, a leading producer of technical textiles, fine chemicals and high-tech protective clothing, has announced the acquisition worth Euro 22.4 million of the Ursuit Group of companies, a Finnish manufacturer of dry suits for diving, fishing and professional use in an extreme environment. Ville Rantala, Owner, Ursuit says, “It is our common goal to further invest in the worldwide development of the Ursuit professional brand. This agreement offers Sioen the opportunity to enter the […]

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TexClubTec launches project to boost fashion apprenticeships in EU

TexClubTec, Italy-based association which aims for development and promotion of technical textiles and innovation, along with eight project partners, recently hosted the launch of the newly ERASMUS+ KA3 project TEXAPP at its premises in Milan, Italy. The project titled ‘Integrated Strategy Initiative for Strengthening the supply of APPrenticeships in TEXtile sector’, coordinated by EURATEX, addresses the issue of apprenticeships delivery in the fashion sector dominated by SME’s and micro enterprises. The objective of TEXAPP is to […]

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eurolaser extends CO2 laser cutting systems to textile markets

Germany-based company eurolaser, market leaders for CO2 laser systems for cutting of non-metals, have been exploring the textile market, opening up new opportunities for the application of laser cutting systems which range from technical textiles, such as filter media, to plush material for soft toy industry. The company has been recently expanding its expertise into the textile markets. The company elaborates in a statement, “In order to remain competitive and open up new markets, many […]

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India ITME ’16: Rabatex to exhibit technical textile applications

India-based Rabatex Industries, will showcase poly-beamer and customized creels, at the upcoming India ITME 2016, which will take place from 3rd to 8th December 2016 in Mumbai. The Rabatex poly-beamer offers auto tension control, close loop control for speed and tension and pneumatic break on creel spindles. It is fully PLC controlled with 10.4” HMI with graphical display. It is equipped with AC motor for beam arm traverse movement. It also features comb assembly with […]

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