‘Embrace functional textile technologies to stay in market’

Indian Textile Industry should embrace functional textile technologies currently followed in United States of America and Japan to realise the full value of Textile Industry, Advisor/Scientist ‘G’, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, A.Mukhopadhyay said here.

The functional textile technologies include use of nanofibres and textiles being designed for different climatic conditions. “We need more Research & Development in the areas of nanofibres. Unfortunately, the least R& D is in the fields of Textile Technology due to lack of support from the market,’’ Mr. Mukhopadhyay said at a seminar on, “Textile Industry: A perspective on future potential growth,’’ held on the Vignan University campus on Saturday. The senior scientist also opened a Textile Lab.

Director, NSL Textiles Ltd, P. Ajay Kumar explained about various career opportunities in textiles and allied industries. Assistant General Manager, Textile Machinery Division, Voltas Ltd., V. S. Bala Subramanian, Hyderabad, was the guest of honour and spoke about the developments in textile industry and role of machinery maintenance in textile industry. Chairman of Vignan Group, Lavu Rathaiah and vice-chairman L. Krishna Devarayalu were present.

Vice-Chancellor, Vignan University, M.S.C. Bose, Registrar, A. Leela Mohan Rao, Director DET V. Madhusudhan Rao also spoke at the seminar.

Dean of Chemical Engineering, C. Ranga Rao spoke.

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