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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Textiles India 2017 Exhibition at Gandhinagar

Full text of PM Modi’s speech at the Textile India 2017 event is reproduced below:

PM Addressing the Inaugural Session of the Textile India 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen,

India is today described as a bright spot in the global economy. It has emerged as one of the most attractive global investment destinations. This has been made possible by a series of sustained policy initiatives.

More than seven thousand reforms have been implemented to improve the ease of doing business. Processes have been simplified and made transparent. Government has repealed over twelve hundred outdated laws. These are just a few examples. Continue reading PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Textiles India 2017 Exhibition at Gandhinagar

Textiles India 2017: 65 MoUs signed in the presence of Union Textiles Minister

Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani and Minister of State, Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta witnessed the signing of 65 MoUs in the textiles sector on the 2nd day of the three-day mega textiles trade fair, Textiles India 2017, being held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. MoUs were signed on July 1, 2017 between various domestic and international organizations from industry and government; three of the MoUs signed are G2G MoUs. The MoUs signed relate to exchange of information and documentation, Research & Development, commercialization of handloom products and silk production, cooperation in Geo textiles, skill development, supply of cotton and trade promotion with overseas partners, etc. Continue reading Textiles India 2017: 65 MoUs signed in the presence of Union Textiles Minister

Embee Group’s New Innovative Dryer: Drying Efficiency.… Now One Step Ahead!!!

Embee Group’s New Innovative Dryer for Rotary Printing M/c Saves Upto 50% Energy

Embee, established in 1956 with a small beginning, always believed in continuous innovation and research for the betterment of today’s and tomorrow’s commitments to the textile industry.  Continue reading Embee Group’s New Innovative Dryer: Drying Efficiency.… Now One Step Ahead!!!

An E-Book On GST, in Hindi, By CA Sudhir Halakhandi

Shri  Sudhir Halakhandi, a leading chartered accountant from Beawar, Rajasthan, has written an exhaustive ebook on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) introduced by the government from July 1, 2017. Shri Halakhandi has made available this ebook on his website free of charge for all businesspersons in the country who are finding it difficult to acquire the relevant information in an easy to understand format. Continue reading An E-Book On GST, in Hindi, By CA Sudhir Halakhandi

UMass Lowell Awarded $11.3 Million to Create a New Fabric Discovery Center

Awards support commercialization of technologies in flexible, hybrid electronics and advanced functional fabrics by Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing

May 31, 2017

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced awards totaling $11.3 million to UMass Lowell to fund the creation of future technologies that will revolutionize the way fabrics are made and reinvent the textile industry in Lowell.

A $10 million grant will allow UMass Lowell to create a new Fabric Discovery Center, a unique, testing and development facility that will usher in the nation’s first collaborative investment between two Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. The facility will serve Massachusetts and the region to rapidly transform textile product concepts into functional prototypes, serving as an end-to-end innovation ecosystem for researchers and private sector partners as they work towards commercialization of revolutionary technologies. Continue reading UMass Lowell Awarded $11.3 Million to Create a New Fabric Discovery Center

Books Authored by Dr NN Mahapatra

Dr NN MahapatraDr Mahapatra is having 30 years of experience in textile industries in India and abroad. He has worked in all big textile houses like Birla, Reliance, Raymond (Kenya), etc. In the year 2007 he was awarded C Col FSDC (UK) and C Text F.T.I. (Manchester). In the year 2008 he was awarded the F.T.A. from the Textile Association of India and F.I.C. from the Institution of Chemists, Kolkata. In the year 2009 he was awarded the F.I.E. from the Institution of Engineers (India). He has implemented many new technologies that have given benefits to the textile industries. He is a senior member of American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, and The Fiber Society (USA). Presently he is working as Vice-President, Business Development, Colorant Ltd, Ahmadabad.

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Seminar on “Technical Textiles: The Next Big Opportunity”

India International Centre, New Delhi

25th September 2016

Tentative Seminar Schedule

Registration               9:30 Hrs – 10:00 Hrs

Inaugural Session      10:00 Hrs – 10:25 Hrs

  • Welcome Speech by Dr. Prabir Jana, President, TANTU
  • Launching of Annual Souvenir of TANTU
  • Keynote Address by Amalesh Mukhopadhyay, Advisor, Dept. of Science & Technology

Panel Discussion 1     10:25 Hrs – 11:25 Hrs

Wellness & Medical Textiles

Chair: Dilip Gianchandani, COO, Fibre 2 Fashion


  • P J Singh, Managing Director, Tynor Orthotics, India
  • Krishna Kumar Baheti, Director Technical, Shubh Swasan India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rabi Chattopadhyay, Professor IIT, Delhi

Tea Break                   11:25 Hrs – 11:40 Hrs

Presentation 1           11:40 Hrs – 12:00 Hrs

Personal Air Filtration by Mann+Hummel India

Presentation 2           12:00 Hrs – 12:20 Hrs

Nonwovens in medical applications by Freudenberg India

Panel Discussion 2     12:20 Hrs – 13:20 Hrs.

Safety & Protective Wear

Chair: Deepak Mohindra, Editor in Chief, StitchWorld


  • Mrinal Talukdar, Director Technical, Kusumgar Corporate
  • Anurag Singhal, Managing Director, Sai Synergy LLP
  • Arindam Basu, Director General, NITRA, COE for Protective Textiles

Vote of Thanks by Sanjib Sinha, General Secretary, TANTU         13:40 Hrs – 13:50 Hrs

Networking Lunch                                                                             13:50 Hrs – onwards

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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