Web Exclusive | February 2015
Seminar on SMEs in TT opens tomorrow
The Ministry of Textiles and the Man-Made Textile Research Association (MANTRA) have joined hands to encourage the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in south Gujarat. They have joined hands to take up value addition by setting up converter units for manufacturing baby care and hygiene products from non-woven technical textile (TT).
For the first time, a national seminar on 'Product variants in technical textiles with special reference to small scale industrial sector' will be jointly organised by the office of textile commissioner, ministry of textile, government of India and the MANTRA on February 27.
“The workshop is aimed at connecting missing dots and provide practical information on how to develop usable consumer products and market them in the urban and rural areas. The converter sector for non-woven is the future of the TT industry and Surat could be a potential centre for it,” said SK Basu, Director, MANTRA.
According to Basu, MANTRA is the designated centre of excellence in technical textiles by the government of Gujarat and Centre of Excellence in Agrotech by the government of India in the sectors namely coating and lamination, non-woven technology and converter technology.