One of the objectives of COE in DKTE is to set up state-of-the-art R&D facilities for product development to enable the Indian industry to accomplish international quality norms.
To facilitate the growth of technical textiles industry in India, the office of Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, has announced different schemes to promote technical textiles in India as a part of technology mission for technical textiles. D.K.T.E. is selected for establishing the COE in Nonwovens during the year 2011-12. The one of the objectives of COE is to set up state-of-the-art R&D facilities for product development to enable the Indian industry to accomplish international quality norms. Their intensive study and research in nonwoven products and processes resulted into the decision to buy minimum possible industrial width lines for different bonding techniques to create a facility for the Indian nonwoven industry to conduct trials, sample production for seed marketing & train their personnel, etc.
D.K.T.E. COE in Nonwovens has already commissioned Truetzschler universal needle punch line in 2 m. To utilize capabilities of Truetzschler Cross Lapper, D.K.T.E. has planned to add finishing machines for needle punched nonwovens with thermo-fusion capabilities and heat setting calendering.
For this phase, D.K.T.E. COE for Nonwovens has partnered with YAMUNA for supplying the thermo fusion finishing and heat setting calendering machines.
Prof CA Patil, Director, D.K.T.E. CoE in Nonwovens is extremely happy with the Yamuna Machine Works Ltd being their partner in their prestigious project. Yamuna Machine Works is active in the field of nonwovens for many years and have strong references in Indian nonwoven Industry. Prof Patil further added that they prefer to work with strong Indian machinery makers for nonwovens and only in case, they are unable to find such suppliers, they will prefer strong European supplier.
Prashant Mangukia, Director of Yamuna Machine Works Ltd is delighted with their association with D.K.T.E. CoE in Nonwovens and promised that his company will make everything possible for the success of the lines to be supplied and confident that, the association will be beneficial for all the stake holders and for the R&D of nonwovens for the Indian technical textile industry.
Yamuna Machine Works will deliver thermo-fusion line and heat setting Calender by April 2015 and confident that the lines will be commissioned by June 2015.
DKTE COE in nonwovens also has plans to buy spunlace, chemical, SMS, coating and lamination line, fibre retrieving lines in industrial width to complete their infrastructure for prototyping and incubation.