The existing and budding textile entrepreneurs in and around Tamil Nadu were the target audience. A total of 180 existing and budding textile entrepreneurs from in and around Tamil Nadu participated in the event.
The seminar was delivered by two expert speakers namely, Neha Kapil, senior scientific officer, North Indian Textile Research Association (NITRA), Centre of Excellence for Protech, Ghaziabad and Dr. R Indu Shekar, scientist F, Defense Bio Engineering and Electro Medical Laboratory (DEBL), Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Bangalore.
The topic, ‘NITRA Initiative in protective textiles: special attention on riot control body protector’ was presented by Kapil where she briefed the participants on the various features that a garment should include so that it can be used as riot control body protectors. She introduced various services offered by NITRA.
The topic, ‘Design and development of personal protective clothing, protective systems and life saving equipment for aerospace applications’ was presented by Dr. Shekar. During his speech he briefed the participants on the Integrated Life Support System (ILSS). He also explained the various products that are part of the protective systems for aerospace applications, the various finishes that is essential for the protective garment, uses of phase change materials to counter the fluctuating temperature changes, effect of various hazards if the protection is not sought. He also discussed the various opportunities present for entrepreneurs with reference to the new developments in textile defence sector. (PC)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India