Author: Editorial Team

The Year 2017 – A mixed bag for Indian textile & clothing industry

Textiles sector is one of the oldest industries in Indian economy dating back several centuries. Even today, textiles sector is one of the largest contributors to India’s exports with approximately 13 per cent of total exports. The textiles industry is also labour intensive and is one of the largest employers. The textile industry has two broad segments. First, the unorganised sector consists of handloom, handicrafts and sericulture, which are operated on a small scale and through traditional tools and methods. The second is the organised sector consisting of spinning, apparel and garments segment which apply modern machinery and techniques...

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GTE 2018 Gets good response despite recent turmoil in industry

26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE), one of India’s largest events dedicated to apparel & knitting technology, was held successfully at NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, New Delhi from January 19-22, 2018.This is Indian subcontinent’s largest show for apparel technology, with unparalleled representation from all segments of the sector, representing over 800 companies and brands from over 20 countries. All the industry stalwarts were present at this platform under one roof. The show was inaugurated with traditional lamp lighting ceremony by the HKL Magu, Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), Ravi Poddar, President, GEAR, Vinod Thapar, Chairman of Knitwear...

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Sensient® launches latest digital pigment ink

Sensient Imaging Technologies, a division of Sensient Technologies Corporation, announced recently the introduction of a new range of high performance digital pigment inks, Xennia® Emerald PC, suitable for direct printing of textiles. Based on innovative dispersion and binder technology, Xennia Emerald PC changes the game for printers by offering excellent colour strength with unrivalled printing performance. Sensient was the first company to release a digital pigment ink for textiles, and today has applied all the learnings from the market to provide a solution to take digital pigment printing to the next level. With the introduction of Xennia Emerald PC,...

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Archroma adds ‘universal’ non-PFC water repellent protection

Textile chemicals specialist Archroma has extended its non- PFC based durable water repellent protection range with the addition of a more nature-friendly offering. Smartrepel Hydro AM offers “exceptional” durable water repellency to polyester, polyamide and cotton-based textiles, and is based on distinctive micro-encapsulated, highly biodegradable, non-PFC based technology, says the firm. Developed as a ‘universal’ water repellent, it comes with a new, advanced formulation. It allows fabrics to have a “soft handfeel,” while its durability can be boosted with the application of a special formula. For textile manufacturers, the new formulation shows improved runnability and reduced roller build-up, allowing...

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ADB gives Eastern Bank $20mn for apparel sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently signed an agreement with Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) to provide the latter a $20 mn loan to help improve standards and quality in Bangladesh’s textile and garment sector. The loan will be used to finance socially and environmentally sustainable projects, specifically, the construction or expansion of factories meeting structural, fire and electrical safety standards, according to a statement from the private Commercial Bank. It says Bangladesh was currently the second largest exporter of textiles and garments, accounting for about 15 per cent of the gross domestic product and employing more than four mn...

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