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Environment Friendly Techniques in Textile Sector

GIZ-IGEP Organise One-day State Workshop on “Environment Friendly Techniques in Textile Sector” in Ahmedabad

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH under the Indo-German Environment Partnership (IGEP) Programme organised a state level workshop on “Environment Friendly Techniques in Textile Sector” on April 05, 2013 at Hotel Four Points Sheraton, Ahmedabad, in cooperation with the Confideration of Indian Industry (CII) and the Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GSPC). The Workshop was aimed at gathering inputs from representatives of the Government, pollution control authorities, textile industry, technology providers, academicians, consultants and research bodies to identify actions needed for enabling improved environmental performance in the textile sector in India. Continue reading Environment Friendly Techniques in Textile Sector

Quality Mark ‘Skin Flora Neutral’ for Safety of Antibacterial Functionalised Textiles

New Product Label – Tested Quality ‘Skin Flora Neutral’
Hohenstein Researchers Develop Test System for Documenting the Safety of Antibacterial Functionalised Textiles

Bönnigheim (Germany) : Antibacterial textiles, e.g. products treated with silver, have an odour eliminating effect and are therefore very popular particularly for so-called first layer or sports clothing which is worn directly against the skin. In recent years, however, antim-icrobial functionalised textiles have repeatedly been the subject of critical reports in the media, creating unease among customers.  Continue reading Quality Mark ‘Skin Flora Neutral’ for Safety of Antibacterial Functionalised Textiles

Transparency Needed for Organic Cotton Claims

Textile industry professionals have been saying for some time that there are more organic cotton claims on the market than actual organic cotton grown. Meanwhile, fiber misrepresentation related to inaccurate organic cotton claims represents a vexing problem. Once cotton has been ginned and spun, there is apparently no way to verify that it was grown organically. Lab tests can’t tell, and clothing fabricators buying cotton anywhere in the world have to rely on the certificates that accompany the higher prices they pay for organic cotton. Continue reading Transparency Needed for Organic Cotton Claims

Application of Pre-Reduced Indigo

indigo_denimIndigo is a so-called vat dye, which means that it needs to be reduced to its water soluble leuco-form before dyeing. The reduced form is absorbed into the fibres, and when oxidized back to its blue form it stays within the fibre. Earlier the reduction and dyeing was done with fermentation. Nowadays, the most of the reduction has been done chemically by sodium dithionite. It is considered environmentally unfavourable since it produces sulphite, sulphate, thiosulphate and toxic sulphides as degradation products, which then contaminate the waste waters from the dyeing plants. Therefore there has been interest to find new possibilities to reduce indigo. Continue reading Application of Pre-Reduced Indigo

Fighting Microbial Warfare With Silver Nanoparticles

Nanotechnology is currently being used as a valuable weapon for combating body odor-causing bacteria. Materials can be manufactured at the ‘nano’ scale, one billion times smaller than the world of meters we currently live in. Nanoparticles provide terrific driving forces for diffusion, which allow s chemical reactions to occur at a high rate. In the case of odor-resistant clothing, the textile industry recognizes that silver nanoparticles offer distinct properties that combat bacterial growth and reduce body odor. Although nanoparticles can provide tremendous benefits, the potential effects on our health and environment still remains unknow n. Some of the primary concerns include the possibilities of nanoparticles penetrating skin and leaking into water systems. Thus, it is crucial for researchers to perform further studies in order to completely understand the impact of nanoparticles on our lives and the environment. Continue reading Fighting Microbial Warfare With Silver Nanoparticles

Terry Towel Products : Export Price Indicators for March 2013

Destination : Genoa (Italy)
Item : 100% Cotton Terry Towels- Handtowel (Toilet Linen) 50×100 Cms
Price : Rs. 78.00 per piece (With Cha 3 FTP benefits)
HS Code : 63026090
Item : 100% Cotton Terry Towels- Bathsheet Towel (Toilet Linen) 100×150 Cms
Price : Rs. 221.00 per piece. (With Cha 3 FTP benefits)
HS Code : 63026090
Item : 100% Cotton Terry Towels- Bathtowel (Toilet Linen) 70×140 Cms
Price : Rs. 152.00 per piece. (With Cha 3 FTP benefits)
HS Code : 63026090
Item : 100% Cotton Terry Towels- Handtowel (Toilet Linen) 40×70 Cms
Price : Rs. 50.00 per piece. (With Cha 3 FTP benefits)
HS Code : 63026090
Item : 100% Cotton Terry Towels- Handtowel (Toilet Linen) 50×100 Cms
Price : Rs. 74.00 per piece. (With Cha 3 FTP benefits)
HS Code : 63026090
Item : 100% Cotton Terry Towels-Guesttowel (Toilet Linen) 30×50 Cms
Price : Rs. 27.00 per piece. (With Cha 3 FTP benefits)
HS Code : 63026090
Item : 100% Cotton Terry Towels-Washcloth Towel (Toilet Linen) 30×30 Cms
Price : Rs. 15.00 per piece. (With Cha 3 FTP benefits)
HS Code : 63026090 Continue reading Terry Towel Products : Export Price Indicators for March 2013