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Ministry of Textiles and FICCI are organizing a event Technotex in April 21-23 2016 to highlight India's technical textile potential in India. The event will help projecting the status, facilities and services on R&D, quality control, government regulations and controls and rules and procedures of technical textile industry in India. The expo will be the latest products, machinery, equipment and developments in the industry for generating business. The show will also encourage joint venture partnerships, project collaborations, transfer of technology, investments and R&D. (NA)
Technical Textiles are materials like diapers, fire resistant materials with unique functional properties which has a huge untapped potential in India. Its market size is projected at Rs. 1600 billion by 2018 with a growth rate of 20%.
To tap the potential, Ministry of Textiles have implemented several schemes. It has established Four Centres of Excellence (CoE) i.e., BTRA for Geotextiles, SASMIRA for Agrotextiles, NITRA for Protective Textiles and SITRA for Medical Textiles. These Centre of Excellence provide infrastructure support in terms of facilities for testing with national and international accreditation, development of resource centre with I.T. infrastructure, facilities for training, prototype development, standards development on technical textiles, etc.
Ministry of Textil