India's domestic and export oriented garment industries are expected to receive a boost from a new joint venture agreement signed between Freshtex Asia, a subsidiary of the German Alt Group, and the Ahamedabad-based Ashima Group. The new company, Freshtex India (Pvt) Limited, is Freshtex's first foray into India and will provide manufacturers with access to a range of Freshtex finishes - including washing, garment dyeing, sand blasting, wrinkle free and other specialty treatments such as hand scraping and coating.