Archroma will train students from the DKTE College

Archroma will train students from the DKTE College

Textile chemicals specialist Archroma has entered into a five-year partnership to train students at the DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute in India.

Under the partnership, Archroma will provide training sessions, as well as technical support and guidance to the students of the Institute, which specialises in technical textiles and nonwovens. Based at Ichalkaranjiin, in the Kolhapur district of the state of Maharashtra, DKTE's students will also have access to some of Archroma's technical laboratories in India and Switzerland for projects, experiments and trials. 

Archroma says the students will also benefit from access to a range of functional products with application and performance characteristics critical to the industry, allowing them to gain hands-on training and learning, and help develop innovative solutions for new industry entrants. 

The DKTE's faculty has expressed special interest in Archroma's Nuva N water and oil repellent solutions, Pekoflam non-halogenated flame retardant, Sanitized antimicrobials, Appretan solutions for textile strength and flexibility, and Hydroperm hydrophilisising agent. 

"With this partnership, we want to take a new approach to knowledge sharing and help to prepare a new generation of textile experts for the opportunities and challenges of our industry," said Anjani Prasad, Archroma's head of sales for textile specialties in India. 

Professor (Dr) PV Kadole, principal at DKTE's Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, added: "Thanks to our collaboration with Archroma, our Institute and centre of excellence for nonwovens will be an interface between the industry and consumers in order to improve article effectiveness."