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Fourth TANTU seminar on “Technical Textiles: The Next Big Opportunity”

COLLEGE OF TEXTILE ECHNOLOGY BERHAMPUR & SERAMPORE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, (NORTH INDIA CHAPTER) “TANTU”We have great pleasure in announcing the Fourth TANTU seminar on “Technical Textiles: The Next Big Opportunity” to be held at India International Center, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi on 25th September 2016. “The unique seminar will discuss about manufacturing anything other than fashion apparel. Be it upholstery, car seat cover, face mask, medical braces, protective wear. . . basically manufacturing of all sewn and sewfree (bonding/welding/taping) products. The seminar will have panel discussions with esteemed panel members sharing their journey and challenges ahead”, confirms Dr. Prabir Jana, Seminar Chairman and President, TANTU.

In one hand increasing mass-interest in active sports and outdoor leisure activities such as flying and sailing sports, climbing, cycling, etc. has led to immense growth in the consumption of textile materials in manufacturing sporting and related goods and equipment. On the other hand industrial clothing for protection against heat and radiation, against molten metals for welders, for bullet proofing etc. has raised their bar with built-in comfort. Not to forget the growing aging population and awareness about wellness has created an unprecedented demand for medical textiles. At this watershed when apparel industry in India is struggling to find the elusive growth path, this year’s seminar on “Technical Textiles: The Next Big Opportunity” will open up the whole world of Clothtech, Protech, Medtech and Sporttech, that are beckoning with endless opportunities for diversification. To top up the scope, government has come up with array of incentives and schemes for such initiatives.

This year’s panel discussion will be on wellness & Medical textiles and Safety & Protective Gear. The esteem panelist for wellness & Medical textiles would include Mr. P.J.Singh, Managing Director of Tynor India, the most celebrated company for orthopedic products, making in India and distributing to thirty countries all over the world, Mr. Krishna Kumar Baheti, Director Technical of Shubh Swasan India Pvt. Ltd., and Prof. Dr. Rabi Chattapadhyay of IIT, Delhi

The esteem panelist for Safety & Protective Gear session would include Dr. Mrinal Talukdar, Director Technical of Kusumgar Corporates, an Indian icon company in The Technical Textiles and Specialty Textiles genre, encompassing a wide spectrum of industrial fabrics products and technical applications; Mr. Anurag Singhal, Managing Director, Sai Synergy LLP, a newbie manufacturer in personal protective clothing and Dr. Arindam Basu, Director General of NITRA Gaziabad, the Centre of Excellence for Protective Textiles.

Freudenbeg Performance Materials, part of 7 billion EUR  Group has associated with the seminar as Gold Partner of the seminar. Freudenberg is a Germany-based company offering its customers technically challenging product solutions and services. Mann+Hummel, a 3 billion EUR Global Leader in all filtration-related products and The Oerlikon Group, offering Surface Solutions, Manmade Fibers, Drive Systems and Vacuum are the Silver Partner of the seminar.

The other notable associates of the event are H&H Asia, the undisputed leader in thermoplastic technology for sew free production, Bureau Veritus India, the 4.6 billion EUR behemoth in testing and certification, SpeedStep Solutions, IT solutions company for sewn product industry, Rajasthan International, the trusted name for spare parts and consumables textile industry and Kalapataru International, one stop solutions for textile sourcing.

TANTU is a group of core professionals serving to Textile and allied industries in the Northern region have come together on a common platform with the objective to serve the industry in a well-structured manner, enabling Textile Industry to accrue optimum benefit from the services of professionals to sustain in the competitive market. To associate yourself with TANTU and enter an endless opportunity of networking with the brightest minds of industry please contact

Dr. Prabir Jana, President, [email protected], 9953005392

Mr. Sanjib Sinha, General Secretary, [email protected], 9810288976

Bombay High Court orders S Kumars Nationwide to wind up

Justice B.P. Colabawalla J. of the Bombay High Court, on July 1, passed an order in favour of a bunch of Petitions filed by different Petitioners seeking to wind up the Respondent Company (S Kumars Nationwide Limited – SKNL) on the ground that it is unable to pay its debts.

Justice Colabawalla rejected the view held by Mr Ravi Kadam, senior counsel appearing on behalf of the SKNL, that the High Court could not proceed with the bunch of Petitions as his client SKNL’s reference was registered on 10 December, 2015 by the BIFR and the same was still pending. Continue reading Bombay High Court orders S Kumars Nationwide to wind up

Zydex Industries Inaugurates ‘Rainbow’ : Design-Cum-Innovation Service Center for Textile Printing

Zydex Industries, established in 1997, has been developing, creating and providing sustainable eco-friendly chemical technologies for the textiles, agriculture, roads and the construction sector. Zydex textile products are eco-friendly as they are water-based and free from azo-amines as well as SVHC. They are Eco passport & GOTS compliant.

The state-of-the-art zero discharge plant of Zydex is located in Luna, on the outskirts of Vadodara City in Gujarat. It sits on 60,000 sqm land with 10,000 sqm manufacturing area, and has a total manufacturing capacity of about 2000 MT per month. The plant and QC are SAP driven to ensure consistent quality.

Zydex CEO Dr. Ajay Ranka, with Ph.D. degree in Polymer Science & Engg from USA, is a renowned scientist and researcher is credited with quite outstanding and pioneering work in polymer chemistry & nanotechnology. He has to his credit several American, European & Indian patents. Dr. Ranka is associated with many social, business & trade organizations. He is a staunch supporter of education through philanthropy.

'Rainbow' : Design-Cum-Innovation Service Center for Textile Printing
‘Rainbow’ : Design-Cum-Innovation Service Center for Textile Printing

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Obama Administration Announces New Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ash Carter U.S. Secretary of Defense
Ash Carter
U.S. Secretary of Defense

Eighth manufacturing innovation institute brings over $300 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop futuristic fabrics and textiles, helping accelerate the revival of textiles manufacturing in the United States

On April 1, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that a leading consortium of 89 manufacturers, universities, and non-profits organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will spearhead a new manufacturing innovation institute in partnership with the Department of Defense focused on securing U.S. leadership in revolutionary fibers and textiles manufacturing. Continue reading Obama Administration Announces New Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Welcomes the Revolutionary Fibers & Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RFT-MII) Announcement

NCTO Welcomes RFT-MII Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) was selected to lead the Revolutionary Fibers & Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RFT-MII).

The RFT-MII is a collaborative effort between government and the private sector to accelerate the development of the next generation of highly functional textiles from both a commercial and military perspective. Continue reading The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Welcomes the Revolutionary Fibers & Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RFT-MII) Announcement

Curtain Raiser event of Technotex 2016 held at New Delhi

5th edition of Technotex in Mumbai from April 21 – 23, 2016

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To make India a manufacturing hub in the area of Technical Textiles, under the “Make in India” initiative of Government of India. That is one of the objectives of Technotex 2016, India’s premier show on technical textiles, organized by the Government of India, in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). The 5th International Exhibition & Conference on Technical Textiles recognizes the immense potential of technical textiles and its increasingly diverse and innovative applications. Fittingly, the event has a ‘smart’ theme: “Technical Textiles – Towards a Smart Future”. Technotex 2016 will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai from April 21 – 23, 2016.  Continue reading Curtain Raiser event of Technotex 2016 held at New Delhi

Pratibha Syntex Ltd. to Pay $100,000 Over Unfair Business Practices, Use of Pirated Software

Attorney General of California Kamala D. Harris Announces Landmark Settlement with Pratibha Syntex Ltd. India-Based Company to Pay $100,000 Over Unfair Business Practices, Use of Pirated Software, in First Legally Enforceable Judgement by a State Against a Foreign Company

Los Angeles : Attorney General Kamala D. Harris – on December 28, 2015 – announced a settlement resolving allegations that Pratibha Syntex Ltd., a company based in India, gained an unfair competitive advantage over American-based companies by using pirated software in the production of clothing imported and sold in California. The case marks the first time a state has secured a legally enforceable judgement against an international company for these types of violations.

The settlement, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and has been approved by a judge, requires Pratibha Syntex to pay $100,000 in restitution within 30 days. Continue reading Pratibha Syntex Ltd. to Pay $100,000 Over Unfair Business Practices, Use of Pirated Software

ITF Dubai 2015 to Create a Textile & Fashion Dream House

Dubai, UAE :  National award winning textile exhibitors, global fashion authorities, revered academic institutions, exclusive keynote speakers, and the world’s leading corpus on sustainable fashion – assembled under one roof, can only signify one thing: ITF. The two-day event has long been hailed as the Middle East’s premier textile fair; and rightly so. image-dubai

In its pursuit of ‘Achieving Textile Versatility’ ITF serves as a crossroad where the global textile industry congregates, giving the look and feel of an organized consortium.  Staying true to its aim, the fair hosts varied types of exhibitors from across the world; be it a premium silk company from Italy, a nascent kid’s garment corporation from Peru, an international textile bureau from India, or the world’s leading corpus on sustainable fashion based in London. Continue reading ITF Dubai 2015 to Create a Textile & Fashion Dream House