Web Exclusive | August 2016
Cotton dyeing sans water!
The NIFT-TEA Knitwear Fashion Institute is collaborating with Synthetic and Arts Silk Mills Research (SASMIRA) to develop a machine for dyeing cotton fabrics without the use of water. The proposed machine will be similar to the one developed by SASMIRA for dyeing polyester fabrics, which uses liquefied carbon dioxide instead of water.
The two organisations recently signed an MoU to pursue technological innovations as a part of the collaborative projects, undertake research activities and information exchange on new technologies, media reports said. The two bodies will also be involved in joint consultancy in the area of eco-labelling besides helping Tirupur knitwear industry to make strides in the production of technical textiles and sourcing information regarding textiles used in the agriculture sector.
The NIFT-TEA Institute, which is supported by the Tirupur Exporters Association, will also serve as a hub for developing new technologies using microbes to reduce the duration of effluent treatment in the dyeing segment.