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Dyeing textiles without effluent
At present about 24,000 cubic meters of wastewater are treated with membrane elements and ion exchangers from LANXESS in the Tiruppur region in Tamil Nadu. Clean water is essential for human life.
FIEO to set up TT cluster in TN
The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) is in talks with various agencies to set up a technical textile cluster in Tamil Nadu, where common facilities, including R&D, could be provided for start-ups, A Sakthivel, Chairman, FIEO (Southern Region), said.
Weaving success via clusters
Dr Anita Desai reviews the cluster concept, from its inception to the main contemporary regional science with focus on the tangible elements of sari weaving clusters irrespective of the popularity. The Indian textile industry is as old as the word textile itself. It works on an independent basis starting from the procurement of raw material to the final production of actual textiles.
KPR Mill poised for huge expansion
KPR Mill, with its state-of-the-art production facilities in Tamil Nadu, produces yarn, knitted fabric, readymade garments and wind power.
Work on TN Irur textile park to start soon
Decks are being cleared, including transfer of land to SIPCOT to construct a textile park at Irur village on the Tiruchi-Perambalur National Highway in Tamil Nadu.
From Trickle to Tide.....
Many specialised yarns are gaining importance in recent times over conventional yarns, elaborates an ITJ exclusive feature. It was a trickle a decade ago, but now speciality yarns are flooding the market. Boom in fashion, fast growth of technical textiles and newly emerging areas like leisurewear and sportswear are fueling the growth of speciality yarns.
TN powerlooms seek cut in VAT on yarn
The Central Sales Tax on the yarn is two per cent, while in Tamil Nadu, the Value Added Tax (VAT) is five per cent on cotton yarn
Cotton acreage to fall, yield to rise
The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its first estimates of the crop for the 2015-16 season beginning on October 1 at 380 lakh bales of 170 kg each. This is almost similar to the output of 382 lakh bales achieved in the 2014-15 season.