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Geotextiles has huge potential: FICCI session at Bharat Tex

27th Feb 2024

Geotextiles are crucial for civil engineering and are promoted under India’s National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM). The global geotextiles market is valued at $12.3 billion, with India's market at $0.41 billion. Geotextiles are key for constructing infrastructure and controlling soil erosion, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional...

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India extends implementation of Geo Textiles QCO, 2022, to Jan 1, 2024

9th Oct 2023

India’s textiles ministry recently announced extending the implementation date for the Geo Textiles (Quality Control) Order, 2022. The order, scheduled to come into effect on October 7, 2023, will now be enforced from January 1, 2024. The decision was made following requests by firms for time to comply with the specifications of Bureau of Indian...

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QCO on 19 geotextile products to come into effect from Oct 7 in India

15th Sep 2023

India focuses on technical textile standardisation with a new quality control order (QCO) taking effect in October 2023. Covering 19 different geotextile products, manufacturers will need to obtain a licence to produce for the domestic market, fostering a 100 per cent standard of perfection. The requirement is exempt for the export market.

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Beaulieu International Group to focus on geotextile items at ICG Rome

8th Sep 2023

Beaulieu International Group will showcase sustainable geotextile products at the 12th ICG Rome conference, emphasizing their commitment to eco- friendly civil engineering solutions. BFI offers low-carbon footprint PP fibres and bio-attributed MONO-PP. BTT provides woven geotextiles with reduced carbon footprint and enhanced sustainability benefits.

Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, NITI Aayog member (L) and Union minister Piyush Goyal at the 6th Mission Steering Group meeting of the National Technical Textiles Mission. Pic: Twitter/@PiyushGoyalOffc
India eyes high-value products to boost technical textiles sector

9th Jun 2023

India’s ministry of textiles has approved 20 R&D projects, valued at ?61.09 crore. Minister Piyush Goyal has emphasised the need for research and innovation in technical textiles, which could offer alternatives in sectors like aviation and infrastructure. He also advocated for wider collaboration between various ministries to promote NTTM.

Joint secretary, ministry of textiles, Rajeev Saxena addressing a press conference on launch of 2 QCOs for 31 items, in New Delhi on April 11, 2023. Pic: PIB
India issues QCO for technical textiles, to be effective after 6 mnths

12th Apr 2023

India has issued its first-ever QCO for the technical textiles sector, aiming to establish the country as a global hub for this niche segment. The ministry of textiles launched two QCOs covering 31 items, including 19 geo textiles and 12 protective textiles. The initiative aims to enhance product standards and quality and protect the environment.

US’ Geosynthetics Conference 2023 ends on a successful note

6th Mar 2023

The recently held 2023 US’ Advanced Textiles Association’s (ATA) Geosynthetics conference, co-hosted with the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual conference and expo, brought together the geotechnical industry as well as the erosion, sediment control, and stormwater industry. The expo had around 1,800 attendees and 186 exhibits.

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Indian textile ministry clears 15 R&D projects worth ₹32.25 cr

29th Jan 2023

India’s ministry of textiles has cleared 15 R&D projects worth around ₹32.25 crores across key areas such as speciality fibre, protective textiles, high-performance textiles, geotextiles, medical textiles, sustainable textiles, and textiles for building materials during the 5th Mission Steering Group (MSG) meeting held under the chairmanship of Piyush...

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US’ Hanes Geo Components to buy Canada-based company Nilex Inc

25th Nov 2022

American manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetic and environmental products Hanes Geo Components has reached an agreement to acquire Edmonton-based geotextile distributor Nilex Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary Nilex USA Inc. Hanes Geo Components, has made this decision with an intention to operate Nilex’s business on a going-concern basis.

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