Outdated labour laws within the textile sector hampers India from becoming labour competitive

News Tags: cover indigenous artisans, designer-weaver-buyer connect, market diversification for varied textiles and apparel products and clear positioning of Indian Textiles in International Markets, preferred sourcing destination in textiles sector, varied textiles and apparel products, vocational courses in carpet weaving, weavers and craftsman as they provide a unique identity to the country's textile output

Mumbai
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The report said that, "Low per day wage rate despite the hard work of hand weaving is making this sector financially unviable to the younger generation," suggesting to ensure adequate wages by increasing the designer-weaver-buyer connect. It also suggested setting up vocational courses in carpet weaving so that the craft and skill of Indian handmade carpets is kept intact. The report also flagged the key issue of poor knowledge about international quality compliances. The report suggested that, "Regular training and skilling about quality issues related to dyes, colours, etc., must be imparted so that even the most remote weaver or designer is trained with the mindset of being quality conscious for the products developed locally and globally," It said the focus should be on promoting niche areas that cover indigenous artisans, weavers and craftsman as they provide a unique identity to the country's textile output. It elaborated that, "IIFT also believes that key to success is encouraging product as well as market diversification for varied textiles and apparel products and clear positioning of Indian Textiles in International Markets.”. The poor state of roads and connectivity around weaver hubs have led to reduced number of personal visits by buyers, leading to greater dependence on buying agents and the high import cost of latest machines deter many small manufacturers from upgrading to the latest technology, thereby contributing to compromises on quality according to the study.

The report said that, "Low per day wage rate despite the hard work of hand weaving is making this sector financially unviable to the younger generation," suggesting to ensure adequate wages by increasing the designer-weaver-buyer connect. It also suggested setting up vocational courses in carpet weaving so that the craft and skill of Indian handmade carpets is kept intact. The report also flagged the key issue of poor knowledge about international quality compliances.

http://www.zeebiz.com/companies/news-relax-labour-laws-to-promote-india-as-preferred-sourcing-destination-for-textiles-report-45695
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University of Huddersfield focusing on nonwovens

News Tags: carbon fibre, cottons, fibrous material, glass fibre, nonwovens, Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute, polyesters, technical aspects of textile studies, technical textiles background, UK textiles, University of Huddersfield’s Department of Fashion and Textiles, viscoses, woven textiles

Huddersfield
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Nonwoven fabrics having reached a high state of technical development are also important to the region’s economy and are increasingly studied and researched at the University. Huddersfield and its University have a long tradition of excellence in woven textiles. Dr Hewitt’s technical textiles background means that he will develop courses in this subject area at the University of Huddersfield’s Department of Fashion and Textiles. He quoted that, “They can be produced from any fibrous material, including polyesters, cottons, viscoses, carbon fibre, glass fibre or any combination.”

Nonwoven fabrics having reached a high state of technical development are also important to the region’s economy and are increasingly studied and researched at the University. Huddersfield and its University have a long tradition of excellence in woven textiles. Dr Hewitt’s technical textiles background means that he will develop courses in this subject area at the University of Huddersfield’s Department of Fashion and Textiles. He quoted that, “They can be produced from any fibrous material, including polyesters, cottons, viscoses, carbon fibre, glass fibre or any combination.”

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PolyOne Corp introduces new fiber-colorant technology for polyester

News Tags: aqueous dyeing process, ColorMatrix, global textile industry, high-performance textiles for sports, nylon, polyester fibers, polymer fibers, PolyOne, polypropylene, single kilogram of fiber, spin-coloring technology, spinning lines to produce standard white polyester fibers

Ohio
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The technology’s deployment has been focused on specific projects, such as high-performance textiles for sports and recreation till now, but plans are in place to scale up the process for users’ core product ranges. While the technology is currently targeted to polyester fibers, plans are underway to begin exploring its application for other polymer fibers, including nylon and polypropylene, according to PolyOne.

The technology’s deployment has been focused on specific projects, such as high-performance textiles for sports and recreation till now, but plans are in place to scale up the process for users’ core product ranges. While the technology is currently targeted to polyester fibers, plans are underway to begin exploring its application for other polymer fibers, including nylon and polypropylene, according to PolyOne.

http://www.chemengonline.com/sustainable-colorant-technique-polyester-fibers/?printmode=1
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Cotton sowing delays due to late releasing of canal water

News Tags: cotton districts, department and farmers, last year cotton was sown in 3.80 lakh hectares, late releasing of canal water delayed cotton sowing, late sowing, Punjab agriculture and farmer welfare department director, sowing of cotton under ideal conditions

Bathinda
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Punjab agriculture and farmer welfare department director JS Bains confirmed that late releasing of canal water had posed serious problems for department and farmers. He added, “We are worried as sowing has been done in only 9,600 hectares as compared to 22,000 in previous year. Even now the canal water has not been released at full intensity in some areas in Fazilka and Muktsar, which may further delay the process. The delayed sowing is prone pest attack. The department will hold a meeting in this regard on May 4”.

Punjab agriculture and farmer welfare department director JS Bains confirmed that late releasing of canal water had posed serious problems for department and farmers. He added, “We are worried as sowing has been done in only 9,600 hectares as compared to 22,000 in previous year. Even now the canal water has not been released at full intensity in some areas in Fazilka and Muktsar, which may further delay the process. The delayed sowing is prone pest attack. The department will hold a meeting in this regard on May 4”.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/cotton-sowing-yet-to-gather-pace-in-punjab/articleshow/63992766.cms
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Borealis AG and United Chemical Company LLP to build a world-scale polyethylene project

News Tags: Borealis AG, Borstar technology, ethane cracker, petrochemical industry, polyethylene plant, polyethylene project, United Chemical Company LLP

Kazakhstan
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CEO of Austria-based Borealis, Mark Garrett said that, “This project would significantly strengthen Borealis’ position in the CIS market, adjacent to our home market, with growth rates above WE and significant potential for development of advanced PE business based on our Borstar technology.”

CEO of Austria-based Borealis, Mark Garrett said that, “This project would significantly strengthen Borealis’ position in the CIS markets; adjacent to our home market, with growth rates above WE and significant potential for development of advanced PE business based on our Borstar technology.”

https://www.canplastics.com/materials/borealis-partners-polyethylene-project-kazakhstan/1003447978/
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Celebrating a landmark of 10 years in business by a textile firm

News Tags: apparel, aprons, Barbour, bespoke fabric printer, cushions, fabrics, home textiles, lingerie, Magic Textiles, Paul Smith, Rolls Royce, textile firm, towels

UK
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Over the next few years Magic Textiles wants to focus on marketing and maintaining its short lead times with the potential introduction of a new shift pattern. It is also looking to explore new areas of business, such as manufacturing own-branded products.

Over the next few years Magic Textiles wants to focus on marketing and maintaining its short lead times with the potential introduction of a new shift pattern. It is also looking to explore new areas of business, such as manufacturing own-branded products.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/business/textile-firm-celebrates-magic-10-1515183
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Nylon chips price weakens amid polyester substitution

In China, bright conventional spinning nylon-6 prices was down US$82 a ton in the third week of April while semi-dull high-speed spinning chip fell US$66 a ton as compared to last week.

Nylon or polyamide chip prices in Asia trended down amid dull market sentiment and downward pressure from raw materials market. In China, nylon chip offers were lowered as downstream demand was weak during the week.

Most producers were cutting production as buying interest in end-sectors was dented by sluggish feedstock and as a result made less procurement.

News Tags: caprolactam price, caprolactum price, nylon 6 price, nylon chips prices, nylon filament yarn prices, Nylon prices, nylon prices in China, nylon-66 price, polyamide chips price

Caprolactum price dives down on thin activity

In the third week of April, the SE and FE Asian caprolactum markers on the lower end fell US$50 a ton. In China, spot liquid good offers was down US$161 a ton while solid goods declined US$209 a ton on the week). European goods plunged US$30 a ton.

Caprolactum prices in Asia plunged that week on softening feedstock market and lackluster demand. In China, CPL offers moved down due to lower demand while plant run rates declined to 69% in the week.

India imported 3,235 tons of caprolactum in February 2018, down 32% as compared to the previous month.

News Tags: benzene prices, caprolactam imports, caprolactam in India, caprolactam price, caprolactam price in China, caprolactum price, caprolactum price in China, Nylon prices

Putting forward the Amul model for producing cotton by GCCI

News Tags: cotton production and farming, Farm to Fashion – Indian Textile Global Summit at Ahmedabad, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian textile scenario, Maskati Cloth Market Association, Textile Industry, textile industry in Gujarat, textile policy, yield of cotton per hectare

Ahmedabad
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Shailesh Patwari, president, GCCI said that, estimates by GCCI indicate that despite being the second largest cotton producing country in the world, the yield of cotton per hectare in India is less than half of what it is in China, Australia and US. “The new model will help farmers in reducing their production costs while increasing their income as well as yield. Collective efforts will give them access to a bigger land and reduce their costs of adopting new technology and scientific assistance. It will over all benefit the value chain of the textile sector.” He also added that, GCCI and MCMA also said they are preparing a white paper to provide a roadmap of future of Indian textile scenario which will help formulate a new textile policy. “We are pushing for one nation, one policy for the textile industry, which is the need of the hour for stable investments, just like one nation one tax mantra of GST.”

Shailesh Patwari, president, GCCI said that, estimates by GCCI indicate that despite being the second largest cotton producing country in the world, the yield of cotton per hectare in India is less than half of what it is in China, Australia and US. “The new model will help farmers in reducing their production costs while increasing their income as well as yield. Collective efforts will give them access to a bigger land and reduce their costs of adopting new technology and scientific assistance.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/gcci-proposes-amul-model-for-cotton-production/articleshow/63945994.cms
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Minister urges to support the stakeholders to register their products with India Handloom Brand

News Tags: development of weavers and artisans, Handloom and Handicraft clusters, Handloom and Handicraft sectors, India Handloom Brand, micro, Minister of state for textiles, Ministry of Textiles, Small and Medium enterprises, State Textile Ministers, textiles ministry, textiles sector

New Delhi
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The meeting was attended by State Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand along with senior officials of the Ministry of Textiles and Development Commissioners for Handloom and Handicrafts. Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Zubin Irani presided over the meeting along with Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta and Secretary Textiles, Anant Kumar Singh.

The meeting was attended by State Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand along with senior officials of the Ministry of Textiles and Development Commissioners for Handloom and Handicrafts. Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Zubin Irani presided over the meeting along with Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta and Secretary Textiles, Anant Kumar Singh.

http://knnindia.co.in/news/newsdetails/sectors/textile-ministry-convenes-meeting-for-taking-comprehensive-view-on-govt-schemes-for-handloom-handicraft-sector
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