Category Archives: Executive Pages

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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Careguard-66 (New) : An Eco-friendly Water & Oil Repellent

Dr. Naresh M. Saraf  (Supertex-Sarex, Mumbai, India)

Finishes that repel water, oil, and dirt are important in all parts of the textiles market for clothing, home and technical textiles. Water repellency is achieved by using different product groups, but oil repellency is attained only by application of fluorocarbon polymers. The later are modified to have a wide range of properties to fulfill the different demands of the consumers and the intended purpose. The oldest repellent finish is to repel water. Fluorochemical repellents are unique because they confer both oil- and water- repellency to fabrics. The ability of fluorochemicals to repel oil is related to their low surface energy that depends on the structure of the fluorocarbon segment, the non- fluorinated segment of the molecule, the orientation of the fluorocarbon tail, and the distribution and amount of fluorocarbon moiety on fibres. Fluoropolymers suited for textile finishing generally consist of a polymeric backbone of acrylate or polyurethane, with fluorinated side chains. Their effectiveness for each application varies with the chain length, the shape of the chain and the type of end groups. A perfluroinated compound that has frequently been part of product formulations for hydrophobisation of textiles is perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is a chemically-stable surfactant. Continue reading Careguard-66 (New) : An Eco-friendly Water & Oil Repellent

Functional Finishes for Textiles, 1st Edition : New Book Release

Functional Finishes BookImproving Comfort, Performance and Protection

Editor : Dr. Roshan Paul
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
Print Book ISBN: 9780857098399
eBook ISBN: 9780857098450
Pages: 678
Release Date : 10 October 2014
Price : Print or eBook : USD 238.00 (USD 280.00)

This book provides a comprehensive review of the most important fabric finishes in the textile industry. Continue reading Functional Finishes for Textiles, 1st Edition : New Book Release

MARFS : Germ-Resistant  Mask-cum-Scarves

Germ-Resistant Scarves Introduced as MARFS to protect against bacteria, viruses and airborne contaminants.MARFSMARFS, a wearable, germ-resistant product, was introduced in the health and wellness market earlier this month by Wrall LLC. Marfs function as both a mask and a scarf. When pulled over the mouth and nose, Marfs help to improve health by eliminating airborne contaminates by filtering the air. There have been growing health concerns among travelers and other health-conscious individuals who are looking for ways to avoid sickness, especially during air travel and other close-contact situations. Recent studies have indicated that viruses and bacteria such as MRSA and E. Coli are capable of living in the back of airport seat pockets for several days, making them a haven for germs. Marfs’ function to reduce the spread of germs and ultimately eliminate the hazard of harmful bacteria, making them ideal for travelers, commuters, students, and those prone to sickness.

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Neschen AG Offers Concrete-look Cotton for Digital Print Media

Bückeburg (Germany) based Neschen AG develops, produces and markets innovative coated self-adhesive and digital print media worldwide, together with their processing machines and presentation systems. The graphics product portfolio ranges from finishing, protection and mounting films to print media which can be used with modern digital printing technology for avant-garde architecture, decoration and advertising. The Bückeburg supplier is the first address for printing service providers, architects, designers, photographers, interior decorators and advertising agencies. The business unit Graphics also includes powerful laminating machines and high quality display systems. Continue reading Neschen AG Offers Concrete-look Cotton for Digital Print Media

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Proposes Changes to First Sale Program

What Every Member ofthe Trade Community Should Know About :


The Mod Act imposed an obligation on CBP to provide the public with improved information concerning the trade community’s rights and responsibilities under customs regulations and related laws. In addition, both the trade community and CBP share responsibility for carrying out these requirements. For example, under Section 484 of the Tariff Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1484), the importer of record is responsible for using reasonable care to enter, classify and determine the value of imported merchandise and to provide any other information necessary to enable CBP to assess duties properly, collect accurate statistics, and determine whether other applicable legal requirements, if any, have been met. CBP is then responsible for fixing the final classification and value of the merchandise. The failure of an importer of record to exercise reasonable care could delay release of the merchandise and, in some cases, could result in the imposition of penalties. The material in this publication on “Bona Fide Sales and Sales for Exportation to the United States” will help the trade community to improve voluntary compliance with customs regulations and laws and to understand the relevant administrative processes. It is provided for general information purposes only. As many complicated factors can be involved in customs issues, an importer may wish to obtain an advance or pre-importation ruling under the CBP regulations (19 CFR Part 177) or to obtain advice from an expert who specializes in customs matters, for example, a licensed customs broker, attorney or consultant. Continue reading US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Proposes Changes to First Sale Program

Driving Demand for Denim Jeans : Cotton Incorporated Retail Survey

Denim jeans represent an estimated $60 billion global market for retailers, but recent cost-cutting measures (e.g., thinner fabrics, changes in fiber content, etc.) have caused significant performance issues and dissatisfaction among consumers. Ownership of denim jeans reached a peak in 2005/2006 due to the premium denim trend, which allowed shoppers to purchase higher quality jeans at multiple price-points. Following that peak, economic pressures and the fast-fashion movement compelled clothing retailers to sacrifice quality and cotton. As apparel prices began to rise at retail, the majority of shoppers indicated that they were paying more for inferior quality and began to scrutinize clothing by a different standard–and jeans were no exception. Continue reading Driving Demand for Denim Jeans : Cotton Incorporated Retail Survey

An Overview of the Duty Drawback Scheme

All Industry Rates (AIR) of Duty Drawback :

The AIR of Duty Drawback are notified for a large number of export products every year by the Government after an assessment of average incidence of Customs, Central Excise duties, Service Tax & Transaction Cost suffered by the export products. The AIR are fixed after extensive discussions with all stake holders to solicit relevant data, which includes the data on procurement prices of inputs, indigenous as well as imported, applicable duty rates, consumption ratios and FOB values of export products. Corroborating data is also collected from Central Excise and Customs field formations. This data is analyzed and forms the basis for the AIR of Duty Drawback. Continue reading An Overview of the Duty Drawback Scheme

Fiberglass Wool Insulation for PEB/Metal Roofs for Textile Industry

Now days many textile players prefer Pre Engineered Building (PEB) Systems – a complete package of low rise steel buildings manufactured and delivered to the site by a single supplier. The package comprises of rigid structural steel, cladding system and building accessories. Though the concept is simple, PEBs are extremely diversified in their usage and uniqueness in each design. The PEB concept has gained widespread popularity in the last few years as a result of the speed and simplicity with which such buildings can be erected. In addition, many traditionally designed industrial buildings are also now opting for metal roofing. Continue reading Fiberglass Wool Insulation for PEB/Metal Roofs for Textile Industry