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All divisions doing well DowDuPont CEO
Global demand for the products of DowDuPont remains strong, supported by solid fundamentals, including business investment, manufacturing output, job growth and wage increases
Slight rise in India's T&C export
India's textile and clothing exports in 2017-18 rose marginally by 0.7 per cent totaling to $36737.93 million over the previous fiscal
7.6% GDP predicted
India's economy is projected to grow 7.6 per cent in fiscal year 2018-19, remaining the fastest growing economy in the world, as robust private consumption and benefits from past reforms help the country's GDP gain momentum, according to a UN report
DowDuPont’s net sales up 5%
DowDuPont’s net sales increased 5 per cent to $21.5 billion, with growth in most operating segments and geographic regions, from pro forma net sales of $20.5 billion in the year-ago period.
Antimicrobial finishing of textiles
Antimicrobial finish has now become very important and one of the most desirable finishes for textiles, explain SK Rajput, DB Shakyawar and Roli Purwar.
Textile materials and garments are very much susceptible to microbial attack as these provide large surface area and absorb moisture required for microbial growth. Cellulosic as well as protein (keratin) fibres also provide all essential basic requirements such as moisture, oxygen, nutrients and temperature for bacterial growth and multiplication.
Fuelling growth and creating employment
Indian textile and apparel market is estimated at $118 billion, 69% of which is domestic consumption while exports constitute the rest 31%.
The global apparel consumption in 2016 is estimated to be $1.7 trillion, which formed around 2 per cent of the world GDP of $73.5 trillion. EU-28 was the largest apparel consumer market worth $400 billion, which was followed by markets of the USA, China and Japan. These top four markets together constituted approximately 62 per cent of the global apparel consumption.