9th Oct 2023
To ensure superior quality, safety and comprehensive reliability, India’s textile ministry has notified Quality Control Orders for 20 agro textile items that will come into effect from April 1, 2024, a top ministry official has said. The ministry has also sanctioned 11 R&D projects in agro textiles worth ₹13.67 crore for development of innovative...
1st Oct 2023
The Indian ministry of textiles recently announced two quality control orders (QCOs) for six medical textile items and 20 agro-textile items. The QCOs shall come into force on April 1, 2024, for general domestic and foreign manufacturers. The ministry has exempted self-help groups from the medical textile QCOs to foster small-scale production of...
12th Sep 2023
In the first quarter of fiscal 2023-24, India saw a modest 1 per cent increase in technical textiles exports, raising the total to ₹5,946 crore ($716.9 million). Analysis by the ITTA noted significant growth in several sectors including a 21 per cent increase in mobitech exports and a notable 91 per cent increase in speciality fibre segment.
29th Aug 2023
Ministry of textiles has introduced the GREAT Guidelines to boost technical textiles startups in India. Offering grants of up to ₹50 lakh for 18 months, the initiative covers various application areas from smart textiles to bio-degradable textiles. About ₹151.02 cr was approved for upgrading 26 academic institutes. QCO measures have also been put ...
13th Dec 2022
RecyOuest, a French green economy company, has successfully started up world’s first recycling line that produces recycling fibres for nonwoven applications from agricultural plastic waste nets. The unique dry-cleaning system of the recycling line was delivered, installed, and commissioned by international technology group Andritz in August 2022.
3rd Nov 2022
India’s ministry of textiles has cleared 20 strategic research projects worth around ₹74 crore in the areas of agrotextiles, speciality fibre, smart textiles, activewear textiles, strategic application areas, protective gear, and apparel sports textiles on November 1, 2022. The strategic research projects fall under the NTTM flagship programme.
22nd Jun 2022
Beaulieu Technical Textiles (BTT) is displaying sustainable technical solutions at the ongoing Techtextil 2022, in booth C43, hall 9.1, from June 21-24, 2022. BTT makes woven technical fabrics for horticultural and landscaping industries and is improving its product portfolio through R&D partnerships with agronomy experts and research institutions.
28th Oct 2021
The Metyx range of multiaxial glass fibre fabrics has recently gained accreditation for being safe to use in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and epoxy resin glass fibre reinforced (GRP) drinking water pipes and GRP potable water storage systems. Metyx is a leading Turkish manufacturer of high-performance technical textiles.
3rd Feb 2021
India's agro-tech sector provides the technical textiles industry a huge opportunity to partner with the government as well as the agrarian community and leverage its capabilities, according to textiles minister Smriti Irani, who recently hoped that the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry will assist in discussing issues concerning this field.