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ICC Ltd shifts production to Himachal plant
The 63-years old Indian leader in card clothing products and card room accessories for the textile spinning industry, ICC Ltd is entirely shifting production to its already existing state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh. In doing so, ICC has closed down its Pune plant, which was manufacturing card clothing since more than six decades.
Spinning Automation Makes Headway!
Automation in spinning began with simple systems like Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), but today it is integrated into the machinery and with IoT, automation is set to make a big leap, reveals the ITJ Cover Story.
Glory of khadi in 100 years
The clothes reflect the personality of individuals and can be used as a marker of a group, community, family, region and even country. Khadi is one such cloth that had played a key role in the freedom struggle of India and thus has been referred to as the ‘fabric of Indian independence’, narrate Shruti Gupta, Deepali Rastogi and Ritu Mathur.
Clothing is among the basic amenities required by the 1.2105 billion strong, and growing, population of India. The Indian textile industry, which caters to this need, has an estimated market size of $108 billion. There are two broad segments within the industry, namely the traditional hand-woven and hand-spun textile segments, and the modernised mill segment (Nair & Dhanuraj, 2016).
ANDRITZ starts up neXline at French firm
ANDRITZ has successfully started up a complete neXline needlepunch line at AFITEX, Champhol, France. The line processes several types of raw materials, such as polypropylene, recycled bulk continuous filament as well as virgin bulk continuous filament, and produces needlepunched felts for geotextiles.