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Govt conducts technical textiles conference in India’s Andhra Pradesh

30th Jan 2024

India’s textiles ministry and the Andhra Pradesh government hosted a National Conference on Technical Textiles in Vijayawada. It featured discussions on sustainability, circular economy, and infrastructure applications in agrotextiles and geotextiles. Attendees included industry leaders, scientists, and officials like Rajeev Saxena, G Amarnath and...

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QCOs for 20 agro textile items to be effective from Apr 2024 in India

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...

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India’s agrotech import soars to ₹159 cr; hometech plummets to ₹82 cr

28th Sep 2023

India's technical textile sector is growing, with a 57 per cent increase in agrotech imports to ₹159 crore and a 24 per cent decrease in hometech imports to ₹82 crore from April to June 2023. Mobiltech imports remained stable. The ITTA reported agrotech and hometech imports at ₹102 crore and ₹108 crore, respectively, in the same period in 2022.

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India’s exports of technical textiles rise to $717 mn in Apr-Jun 2023

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.

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Indian govt rolls out guidelines to boost technical textiles startups

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 ...

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France’s RecyOuest starts recycling line for agricultural waste nets

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.

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India’s textile ministry passes 20 research projects worth ₹74 cr

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.

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Beaulieu unveils sustainable technical fabrics at Germany’s Techtextil

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.

Turkey’s Metyx glass fibre fabrics used for making GRP water pipes

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.

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