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ZDHC scouring and one bath bleaching technology An absolute innovation in organic chemistry

ZDHC scouring, is a philosophy of chemical research and engineering that encourages to have a processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances in the effluent, and minimize the usage of the finite resources water and energy. The research is focused on minimizing the Hazard and improving the effluent quality, maximize the efficiency of process, improving the fabric finish attributes and high strength retention, dye yield in case of solid dyeing and improving whiteness in one bath bleach, reducing the process time etc. ZDHC scouring is an answer to all the bitter pills associated with conventional scouring...

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What is aisle spacing and why is it important?

An aisle space can be understood as the passages left between work equipment or machines to allow free movement of people and material on the floor. Why is Aisle Spacing important? In factories, movement of handling equipment like trolleys and bins can be hampered if items are scattered on the floor, or machine placements clutter the passageway. Clearly marked, empty passageways, allow handling equipment to easily pass through, saving time and energy. Hence, every workstation on the floor should keep its containers within a welldefined boundary line, ensuring they do not encroach the allotted aisle space. Also, clearly marked...

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Invoke ROO provision To stop cheap textiles imports

The Central Government is undeterred by the flood of imports of textile goods with customs duties coming down substantially post GST. The countervailing duty and the special additional duty on these claims have been abolished making import s cheaper. There has been surge imports of yarn, fabric and made-ups during July – October this year. Imported garments from Bangladesh whose production cost is lower than India pose a big challenge to our industry. And, Bangladesh does not have to adhere to the Rules of Origin (ROO) provision included in India’s Free Trade Agreements with all countries Including Bangladesh, Sri...

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From the editor

Textile sector is among the largest contributors to India’s exports with 13 per cent of total exports. The year 2017 turned out to be a mixed bag for the textiles sector. In November, the Textiles Ministry notified post-GST rates under the scheme for Remission of State Levies (RoSL) on exports of readymade garments & madeups. For garments, the rates range between 1.25 per cent and 1.70 per cent and for made-ups between 1.40 per cent and 2.20 per cent effective from October. The government also enhanced the rates under Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) on readymade garments and...

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Importance of lighting in your garment factory

In the ILO manual, improving working conditions and productivity in the garment industry, it is highlighted that improved lighting in factories have led to as much as 10 per cent productivity improvement with around 30 per cent reduction in errors. Areas in garment factory where lighting is most important Appropriate lighting is the need for every department, irrespective to the task being handled. Although, there are some areas where focus on maintaining proper illumination is very crucial in a garment factory, like the inspection points (on-floor and in stores), sampling, and the finishing section, as these areas are crucial...

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