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Archroma @ Techtextil India 2019

“We are continuously developing innovations and solution systems that help increase productivity and create value for textile manufacturers in India,” says Anjani Prasad, Head of Sales, India, Archroma. “We do that with in mind the planet and its inhabitants, in line with the objectives of “The Archroma way”: Safe, efficient, enhanced. Because it’s our nature!”

At Techtextil India 2019, Archroma offered a wide portfolio of dyes and chemicals aiming to increase sustainability and innovation along the entire value chain, from fiber to finish. The Company introduced for the first time to audiences in India Fadex® AS New, a new “super UV protector” to make automotive & transportation textiles more resistant to light, Foron® SP-WF, a range of high-performance disperse dyes for polyester sportswear, and its ground-breaking innovation, Appretan® NTR, a water-based textile coating binder that rallies renewable natural ingredients for applications such as tea bags and coffee filters or capsules.

Archroma participated at Techtextil India 2019 to present its latest innovations and system solutions aimed to help technical textile manufacturers in India with optimized productivity and/or value creation in their markets.
Archroma participated at Techtextil India 2019 to present its latest innovations and system solutions aimed to help technical textile manufacturers in India with optimized productivity and/or value creation in their markets.

Archroma presented various products/systems in the following markets of the technical textile sector:

Automotive & Transportation:

Archroma introduced two systems ideally suited to textile manufacturers serving the automotive & transportation market: Light Fast Car, a system designed to keep fabric colors deep, vibrant and matched day after day; Safe Seats, a halogen-free* flame retardant coating system for synthetic leather upholstery.

Outdoor & Active Wear:

Color Vibe, a system for nylon sportswear to maintain color vibrancy, time after time, wash after wash; Fast Sport, a coloration system for polyester knitted sportswear, providing the best fastness in the shortest possible time with a reduced environmental footprint; Odor Control, a system for improved material longevity, freshness and wearing comfort due to the lasting dual-action technology of Sanitized® Odoractiv 10. Odor-causing bacteria cannot adhere to the textile surface and bad smells are trapped and neutralized; and permastink cannot build-up in your sportswear; Wick Stop, an anti-wicking system to keep your feet drier in the wet, with maximum mesh sneaker durability.

Workwear & Uniforms:

Power Cotton, a system for comfortable cotton fabrics with more than 5 times higher abrasion resistance; Smooth As Iron, a non-iron finishing system that keeps fabric smooth, soft and strong, especially on collars and cuffs; Odor Control, (see above); Tough Camo, A non-infrared reflective pigment printing system for military wear, with high durability and dramatically reduced water consumption;

Non-Wovens:

Filter It Clean, a formaldehyde-free* and APEO-free bonding system that makes non-wovens strong and safe even when wet.

Interview with Mr Anjani Prasad, Managing Director, Archroma India

The Archroma Way: Safe, Efficient and Enhanced…

Interview with Mr Anjani Prasad, Managing Director, Archroma India

Mr Anjani Prasad Managing Director, Archroma India
Mr Anjani Prasad
Managing Director, Archroma India

Anjani Prasad is Managing Director and Head of Brand Performance Textiles Specialties for Archroma India. He is a seasoned textile expert with experience gained over 30 years working in the textile industry with companies such as Century Mills and BTRA. In 1991, he joined Clariant India as a technical executive and developed his expertise through positions including Product Manager and Head of Country for the Textile, Leather, Emulsion and Paper Division, overseeing 400 employees. In 2010, he relocated to Singapore with Asia-Pacific wide responsibilities including marketing and sustainability support to retailers and customers. After Archroma came to life from Clariant’s textile, paper and emulsion businesses in 2013, Mr Prasad was appointed as Global Head of New Business Development for the textile chemicals business, and in 2015 he returned to India as Head of Sales for the Indian market.

Mr Prasad has a B.Sc (Tech) and M.Sc (Tech) in Textile Chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, and is a Chartered Colorist. He serves as a Director at the Indian Technical Textile Association, a Board member at Dyestuffs Manufacturers Association of India and of the Indian Specialty Chemical Manufacturers’ Association. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Colourage, the magazine for textile and garment processing and the Journal of the Textile Association. Continue reading The Archroma Way: Safe, Efficient and Enhanced…

7th Edition of TANTU Seminar Discussed Indigo Dyeing, Denim Finishing and Sustainability in Jeans Manufacturing

TANTU: WHATS THAT?

A decade back the alumni from Textile colleges of Calcutta University, based in north India constituted a forum named “TANTU”….. The thread!!

During British Rule in India, two institutions were established on the banks of Ganga in West Bengal to make a history of learning new way of textiles (Textile Technology). Since then these two institutions at Serampore and Berhampore (CTTB & CTTS), cultured the textiles and apparel being the alma mater of innumerable successful technologists. The students have etched their marks not only in Indian industry and research-based projects but also in the international arena of textiles.

TANTU has successfully concluded its 7th Annual Seminar on the 14th of September at India International Centre, New Delhi, India. The seminar was dedicated to highlighting the problems in the jeans manufacturing industry and the jeans market and to creatively suggest effective solutions in the key areas. Continue reading 7th Edition of TANTU Seminar Discussed Indigo Dyeing, Denim Finishing and Sustainability in Jeans Manufacturing

About Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program

About TITP Program

Background and Journey so far:

TITP, commenced in 1993 in Japan, aims to contribute to developing countries by accepting people from these countries and transferring skills through On-the-Job-Training (‘OJT’). The purpose of TITP is to promote international cooperation through the transfer of skills, techniques, and knowledge developed by Technical Intern Trainees in Japan to developing regions, and contributing to the human resource development that will be the driving force behind the economic development of the said developing regions. Continue reading About Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program

Placement Opportunity in Japan as SEWING/STITCHING under Technical Intern Training Program

Following is the ASSOCHAM Circular On Placement Opportunity in Japan

This is to inform you that the Indian and Japanese Government had signed an MoU in
Novemeber, 2017 for sending Indian workers to JAPAN on a 3-5 year visa for Technical
Intern Training Program (TITP) – JAPAN.

ASSOCHAM is a duly Empaneled Sending Organization by National Skill Development
Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skills and Entrepreneurship – Government of INDIA
for counseling, training and sending aspirants form Indian to JAPAN under Technical
Intern Training Program (TITP). Continue reading Placement Opportunity in Japan as SEWING/STITCHING under Technical Intern Training Program

TANTU Seminar on Jeans Manufacturing

Jeans ManufacturingThe 7th edition of TANTU seminar will roll out at the India International Center, New Delhi, on 14th September 2019. Over the years TANTU seminar has established itself as a focused product based seminar discussing critical issues pertaining to manufacturing. The theme of this year’s seminar will be ‘Jeans Manufacturing’. Ramsons, one of world’s most respected apparel finishing solutions provider and  made in India will be the title sponsor for the 7th edition of Tantu Seminar. Continue reading TANTU Seminar on Jeans Manufacturing

‘GRADO SUPER SHAHENSHAH MEET’ A HUGE SUCCESS WITH THE FRATERNITY; BRAND AMBASSADOR AMITABH BACHCHAN WOWS THE AUDIENCE!

The event was held to celebrate GRADO’s association with the Shahenshah of Bollywood – Big B – and its swift climb up the ladder in the Textile Industry

(L-R - Ajay Agarwal (Executive Director, Donear Industries), Rajendra Agarwal (Managing Director, Donear Industries; Mentor, GRADO), Vikram Mahaldar (Managing Director, OCM), Rahul Agarwal (Executive Director, Donear NXG)
(L-R – Ajay Agarwal (Executive Director, Donear Industries), Rajendra Agarwal (Managing Director, Donear Industries; Mentor, GRADO), Vikram Mahaldar (Managing Director, OCM), Rahul Agarwal (Executive Director, Donear NXG)

Mumbai, 12th June, 2019: Having set new benchmarks in the world of Textiles, power brand ‘GRADO from The House of GBTL and OCM’ has charmed the premium fabrics segment with its specialty of amalgamating modern technology with the tradition of making fabric. To commemorate its success, the brand organized the ‘GRADO Super Shahenshah Meet’ to celebrate its meteoritic rise in the Industry and its association with their brand ambassador, none other than the ‘Shahenshah of Bollywood’, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. The event took place at Hotel Sahara Star, on 12th June, 2019, 6 pm onwards, with over 1000 + dealers, retailers, distributors and wholesalers, from across the country, in attendance. Continue reading ‘GRADO SUPER SHAHENSHAH MEET’ A HUGE SUCCESS WITH THE FRATERNITY; BRAND AMBASSADOR AMITABH BACHCHAN WOWS THE AUDIENCE!

ITMF’s International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) in the Textile Industry

ITMF’s International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) is designed to trace the implications of the growing capital intensity in the primary textile industry. This publication describes manufacturing and total costs of yarn/fabric broken down into various cost elements at different stages of the textile value chain. The 2018 edition adds the segment “Finishing” to the historical cost analysis in spinning, draw texturing, weaving, and knitting. For the first time also, the geographic coverage counts Pakistan and Bangladesh besides Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Rep., Turkey, U.S.A., and Vietnam. Continue reading ITMF’s International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) in the Textile Industry

List Of Industrial Entrepreneurs’ Memorandum (Textile & Allied Sectors) (Filed From : 01/11/2018 to : 30/11/2018)

Name of Undertaking/
Address & Location
Item of Manufacture Proposed
Annual Capacity
WHITE OCEAN BUSINESS
VENTURES LLP

ARVIND LTD PREMISES,
NARODA ROAD, NEAR GUJRAT
CANCER HOSPITAL, ASARVA,
AHMEDABAD-380025
LOCATION: OFF DAHEGAM
BAYAD ROAD (GANDHINAGAR),
GUJARAT
GARMENTS ESSENTIALS 6000000 PIECES
SINTEX INDUSTRIES LIMITED
KALOL, GANDHINAGAR,
GUJARAT-382721
LOCATION: SAME AS ABOVE
WEAVING, MFG. OF COTTON &
COTTON MIXTURE FABRICS
NOT KNOWN
SHRI MADHUSUDAN DYG. &
PTG. MILLS PVT. LTD.
68, RADHEY MARKET, RING
ROAD, SURAT, GUJARAT-395002LOCATION: 289-298, POONA
KUMBHARIYA ROAD, SURAT
FINISHING OF MAN-MADE &
BLENDED MAN-MADE TEXTILES
NOT KNOWN
BEST KNITTING MILLS PVT LTDC 5 AND C 6, SHREERAJLAXMI
HITECH PARK TALUKA
BHIWANDI VILLAGE SONALE
THANE MAHARASHTRA 421302
LOCATION: P.NO. 3810 TO 3821,
4017 TO 4043, 4050 TO 4056 A
(NEAR SUPER GAS CO,
UMBERGAN, SARIGAM),
VALSAD GUJARAT
MFG., DYEING AND PRINTING
ON COTTON AND BLENDED
FABRIC
201000000 METERS
GAURAV INTERNATIONAL
76A/77A, SECTOR-5, IMT,
MANESAR, GURGAON
(GURUGRAM) HARYANA-122052
LOCATION: SAME AS ABOVE
READYMADE GARMENTS OF ALL TYPES 1800000 NUMBERS
AQUARELLE INDIA PRIVATE
LIMITED

NO.570, NEW NO.22, 32ND D
CROSS, 11TH MAIN, OPP. TO
KFC, JAYANAGAR 4TH BLOCK,
BANGALORE (U)
LOCATION: SY. NO. 100/1, 2, 3, 4,(HALGUR, BANASAMUDRA
VILLAGE, MANDYA
KARNATAKA-560011
MFG. OF ALL TYPES OF TEXTILEGARMENTS & CLOTHING
ACCESSORIES
3840000 PIECES
MPD INDUSTRIES PRIVATE
LIMITED

59 AND 63, SECTOR A,
INDUSTRIAL AREA SANWAR RD.,INDORE-452001
LOCATION: SAME AS ABOVE
MFG. OF SYNTHETIC RESINS
USED AS RAW MATERIAL IN
THE PAINT PRINTING INK & IN
ADHESIVE INDUSTRIES
18000 TONS
DAMODAR INDUTRSIES LTD.
19/22 &27/30 MADHU ESTATE
PANDURANG BUDHKAR MARG,
WORLI, MUMBAI-400013
LOCATION: PLOT NO. T-26,
ADDITIONAL MIDC AREA,
(TEXTILE PARK), AMRAVATI,
MAHARASHTRA
PREPARATION & SPINNING OF
100% COTTON YARN INCL.
BLENDED COTTON YARN
5000000 KGS.
GINZA LIFESTYLES LIMITED
A-501 & 502, LOTUS
CORPORATE PARK, JAY COACH
LANE, OFF. W. E. HIGHWAY,
GOREGAON EAST,
MUMBAI-400063
LOCATION: 374, 375, 405, 406,
408 TO 412, 417 (POST
CHINCHWAR) DHULE (DHULIA),

MAHARASHTRA
GINNING 11250 TON
SIYARAM SILK MILLS LTD.
B5, TRADE WORLD , KAMALA
CITY, S.B. MARG, KAMALA MILL
COMPOUND, LOWER PAREL (W),
MUMBAI-400013
LOCATION: PLOT NO.H3/1,
TARAPUR, BOISAR, PALGHAR,
MAHARASHTRA
BLEACHING, DYEING, TEXTILE
FABRICS MANUFACTURE
NOT KNOWN
SHREE MADHAV COTSPIN LLP VILL BAHMNA, BHAWANIGARH ROAD, SAMANA,
PATIALA, PUNJAB-147101
LOCATION: SAME AS ABOVE
COTTON YARN 7010 MT
SELVARAJA MILLS PVT. LTD.
‘B’ UNIT, CHINTHAMANIPUDUR POST, COIMBATORE,
TAMIL NADU-641103
LOCATION: SAME AS ABOVE
COTTON YARN MFG. 25000 SPINDLES
THE PALANI ANDAVAR MILLS
LIMITED

236, DHALLY ROAD, NEAR
RAILWAY STATION, UDUMALPET,TIRUPUR, TAMIL NADU-642126
LOCATION: SAME AS ABOVE
COTTON YARN
6000 SPINDLES
SONU EXIM PVT. LTD.
C-144, HOSIERY COMPLEX,
PHASE-II, NOIDA
GAUTAM BUDDHA NAGAR,
UTTAR PRADESH-201301
LOCATION: SAME AS ABOVE
READYMADE GARMENTS 300000 PIECES
THE RAJLAKSHMI COTTON
MILLS PVT. LTD.

234/3A, A.J.C BOSE ROAD,
4TH FLOOR, KOLKATA,
WEST BENGAL-700020
LOCATION: GATE NO.3, JALAN
INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX,
HOWRAH, WEST BENGAL
GARMENTS 8511000 PIECES
FENOPLAST LTD.
306-308, CHENOY TRADE
CENTRE, PARKLANE,
HYDRABAD,
TELANGANA-500003
LOCATION: SY. NO. 133 & 134,
SANGA REDDY, MEDAK,
TELANGANA
PVC LEATHER CLOTH 4800000 LINEAR MTRS.
KUNDANA TECHNO TEX
PRIVATE LIMITED

3RD FLOOR, 37 S B TOWER,
SHAKESPEARE SARANI,
KOLKATA,
WEST BENGAL-700017
LOCATION: SY. NO. 190,
INDUSTRIAL PARK,
CHANDANVELLY, RANGAREDDY,TELANGANA
RECYCLED POLYESTER STAPLE
FIBRE
46550 MT
RICHA & CO.
B-34, MAYAPURI INDUSTRIAL
AREA, PHASE -I,
NEW DELHI-110064
LOCATION: SAME AS ABOVE
READYMADE GARMENTS OF ALLTYPES 1200000 NUMBERS

Bangladesh: Improving Safety in the Garment Industry

An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more than 1,100 lives in 2013.

Anwar Hossain, General Manager of the Towel Tex factory says he had never heard of the labour inspectorate before the April 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza, in the outskirts of Dhaka – one of the worst industrial disasters in recent history.

The tragedy claimed the lives of 1,136 people and injured many more. It also galvanized national and international action to improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh, which supply many of the world’s clothing brands. The eight-story Rana Plaza housed five such factories.

In the aftermath of the disaster, the immediate priority was to assess the structural, electrical and fire safety of more than 3,600 export-oriented garment factories. Of the total, more than 1,500, including Towel Tex, were inspected with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Following the inspection recommendations, the factory made a number of changes including building a wall between the dyeing shed and the boiler room, widened walkways on the factory floor, installing exit lights and developing an evacuation plan.

Anwar Hossain also recognizes the more active role of the labour inspectorate, which ILO has worked closely with since Rana Plaza to build its capacity and effectiveness.

“I had never even heard of the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments. But now we have regular surprise inspections, almost one a quarter,” says Hossain. And that, he says, helps him improve safety in the factory. “We want to be compliant, but without inspections we could never be sure.”
The ILO responded rapidly to the Rana Plaza disaster by working with the Government, employers’ and workers’ organizations to develop a national plan of action to improve fire and building safety. In order to help implement the plan, the ILO, with support from Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, launched the Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme in September 2013.

Never again

The main goal of the programme is to enhance safety in factories so that the country should never again experience a tragedy like the Rana Plaza collapse.

Training in occupational safety and health (OSH) is an important component of the programme. Shahidul Islam, Deputy Compliance Manager for the Masco Group – a major garment producer – says he learned a lot about chemical safety during the training, something critical considering hundreds of different chemicals are used in the production process and stored in the factory warehouses. “After the training I decided to bring in a number of changes. This was much more than simply rearranging a bunch of bottles on a shelf, and required a lot of work. But we managed to pull it off.” As one of the master trainers trained by the ILO’s programme in collaboration with the Bangladesh Employers Federation, Islam has in turn trained co-workers who have then gone on to train others. “You can talk to any of the workers here. They know about safety and the rules they are supposed to follow,” he says.

The government has praised the programme. “By supporting the Government, employers as well as workers organizations, a strong foundation for workplace safety in the RMG (ready-made garments) sector has been established,” said State Minister of Labour and Employment Muhammad Mujibul Haque.

Chowdhury Ashiqulalam, Member Secretary of the National Coordination Committee for Workers Education (NCCWE) also acknowledged the importance of the programme. “The Rana Plaza disaster brought home the dangers faced by many workers in the Bangladesh RMG sector. While there has been good progress over the past few years to improve factory safety and workers’ awareness of safety issues, much still remains to be done. It is vital that the progress made under this initiative is not allowed to fade away. Good practices and lessons learnt in making RMG workplaces safer need to be replicated in other sectors across the country,” he said.