INDIA: To establish technical textile institutes
The Indian government is planning to set up four more research and training centres for its rapidly growing technical textiles industry.
Speaking at the opening of Messe Frankfurt's Techtextil India exhibition this week, the Indian government's Textile Commissioner, Anil Bhikaji Joshi, said New Delhi's next Five Year Plan starting 2012 would set aside money for establishing 'Centres of Excellence' for thermal protection, blood-absorbing materials and other specialised products and applications in the technical textile industry.
These would join existing facilities already focusing on non-woven, medical, sports, composites and industrial textiles.
Expressing optimism about the future of the industry, Joshi said yearly production in India's technical textile sector is expected to grow from the present US$13bn to US$34bn by 2016-17.
He added that medical, protective, agricultural and geo-textiles (used in landscaping) technical textile sub-sectors had shown the most growth. The Indian Technical Textile Association argues the industry offers a huge opportunity for local consumption and exports.
Sectors: Fibres & fabrics
Help test our new apparel sourcing tool.
- China leads US apparel sources with falling prices
- Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016
- US apparel sector braces for potential cost hikes
- Trade Tracker – Trump's first weeks, Brexit agenda
- Hard hit Turkish industry is not knocked out
- VF Corp sees Q4 and FY earnings tumble
- Bangladesh "high threat" for terrorist activity
- Adidas and Burberry recognised for sustainability
- US Q4 in brief – Macy's, Walmart, VF Corp
- Sales at US clothing retailers jumped in January
- When Things Go Wrong - A Practical Guide to Managing Common Problems in Apparel Sourcing
- Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective
- Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, December 2016
- Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar