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Curtain Raiser event of Technotex 2016 held at New Delhi

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

Technotex 2016 aims to boost ‘Make in India’ in Technical Textiles
Technical Textiles can play an important role in social and economic front: Minister
Amended TUFS gives special focus on Technical Textiles: Textiles Minister
Textiles Minister releases Baseline survey on Technical Textiles and BIS Standards

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

Obituary : PT Kamdar

It is with deep sense of sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing away of Shri Pranlal Tapulal Kamdar on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Rajkot. Shri PT Kamdar was 83. He was not keeping well from last couple of years. He left behind his beloved wife Indira and daughters – Nitika Sanjiv Nandani and Roopa Dhanraj Mehta. Nitika, settled in Rajkot, is running a pathology laboratory with her MD Pathologist husband. Roopa is settled in Australia working as a Research Scientist in Australian Blood Bank. Her husband is a CA. Continue reading Obituary : PT Kamdar

Indian National Shipowners Association’s Offer to SIMA Likely to Resolve the Cotton Transport Issue

Coastal Cargo Movement of Raw Cotton to Increase by 266 per cent

The coastal cargo movement of raw cotton from Gujarat to Tamil Nadu in containers is expected to increase by 266 % in 2014-15. It would increase from 1200 containers in 2013-14 to 4400 containers in 2014-15. Continue reading Indian National Shipowners Association’s Offer to SIMA Likely to Resolve the Cotton Transport Issue

‘Make in India’ in Textiles : for Armed Forces

  • There is a budget of Rs. 2000 crore for purchase of textile related products every year.

  • Conclave on Indigenization and Supply of Special Clothing to Soldiers

  • A fully indigenous ‘Made in India’ clothing solution for our soldiers. This was the theme of a one-day conclave held today, in New Delhi.

Unarmed Combat Dress for Marine Commandoes
Unarmed Combat Dress for Marine Commandoes

The conclave was organized by the National Textiles Corporation in the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with active participation of senior officers of Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Defence and the Indian Army. Representatives of NITRA, ATIRA and key stakeholders of Technical textile industry too participated.

The event was chaired by Shri Sanjay Kumar Panda, Secretary – Textiles, Government of India and was attended by Lt. Gen. Ravi Thodge, AVSM, VSM, SM, Master General Ordnance, Ministry of Defence.

The conclave deliberated on the subject of providing our soldiers a fully indigenous clothing solution, on the concept of “Make in India”.

Shri S. K. Panda stressed on the need for quality improvement, adherence to time lines and import substitution in this area of Technical Textiles, so that our armed and paramilitary forces could get the best solution at the best price. Continue reading ‘Make in India’ in Textiles : for Armed Forces

“Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 Completely Ignores the Potential of the Indian Manmade Fibre Textiles Industry, ” says Chairman SRTEPC

Shri Anil Rajvanshi  SRTEPC Chairman
Shri Anil Rajvanshi
SRTEPC Chairman

The Government yet again has ignored the Textile Sector as a whole despite it being the largest employment provider in country. The agony of Man Made Textile Industry which is highly capital intensive and the only sector capable to attract future FDI has been highly discriminated against cotton. Unfortunate but true that a sector which alone can help Govt to achieve its ambitious target doesn’t find mention in list of items granted liberal MEIS benefits under the FTP announced on 1st April.” Continue reading “Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 Completely Ignores the Potential of the Indian Manmade Fibre Textiles Industry, ” says Chairman SRTEPC