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Cutting water use in textiles!
In a major research finding that would go a long way in conserving water in the water-intensive textile industry, researchers at Calicut University have come up with an eco-friendly process for manufacturing yarns.
Textile is an ‘art’ and it involves a lot of colours and artistic designs. Sometimes it is not possible to weave or knit certain kind of designs; in such cases, printing makes the job much easier.
German technologies stir up avid interest
VDMA’s German Technology Meets Indian Textiles and Nonwovens, organised by the Textile Machinery Association of VDMA in Mumbai recently was a 2-day event with about 31 interesting papers presented by leading companies including Monforts, Truetzschler, Groz-Beckert, Erbatech,Texpa, ZSK, Bruckner, Festo, Oerlikon, Dornier, Karl Mayer, Mayer & Cie, Benninger, Dilo, Andritz, Neunhauser, Setex, Thies and Autefa.
Bombay Dyeing to re-enter readymade apparel segment
After a long gap, Wadia group’s textile company Bombay Dyeing is looking at entering readymade apparel once again with menswear products. Earlier, it had an apparel brand, Vivaldi, which the company sold to Proline to manage.
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).
Bruckner dry finishing lines for Algerian project
Bruckner dry finishing lines were selected for the Algerian mega project because they satisfied three main criteria: productivity, quality of the products and highest possible energy efficiency.