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NITRA & ITTA: To host Technical Textiles, National Conclave–Protech

 19 November 2022, Mumbai:

Keeping in view the growing importance and demand of Technical Textiles worldwide and to
boost up Govt. of India’s “Make in India” initiatives, India’s leading textile research association
NITRA, jointly with the technical textiles manufacturers association ITTA, organized a National
Conclave on Technical Textiles - Protech, on 16 th Nov 2022 at IHC, New Delhi.
The event took place with the assistance of the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM)
formed by the Ministry of Textiles, GoI. About 450 delegates, associated with the Technical Textiles
industry participated in the conclave.
In his brief welcome address Dr. Arindam Basu, Director General, NITRA, apprised about
NITRA’s state of art research facilities and thrust on continuous R&D on Protech.
Raj Kumar Jain, Chairman, NITRA, opined that the market for Technical Textiles is
expanding as the products are being used by an increasing number of users in various industries
such as protective wear.
Ms. Rachna Shah, Secretary, MoT, while delivering the inaugural address, highlighted that
Technical Textile is a sunrise industry with a robust growth rate of 10% annually.
Rajeev Saxena, Joint Secretary, MoT, made a presentation on the credentials of the Indian
technical textiles market, especially protection.
Roop Rashi, Textile Commissioner, in her special address mentioned that there is a need to
focus on outcome-oriented R&D in the sector.
Amit Agarwal, Chairman, of ITTA, highlighted that protective textiles are not only used in
fire scenarios, but have wider usage.
Anup Rakshit, Executive Director of ITTA, touched upon the various services that ITTA is
rendering to facilitate manufacturers of technical textiles products..

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VDMA: Dr. Harald Weber new MD

07 November 2022, Mumbai:

Dr. Harald Weber will become the new managing director of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association on 1 January 2023.

After completing his doctorate at the Technical University of Darmstadt and working as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen (THM), Dr. Weber joined the VDMA in 2011. Since then, he has been responsible for the topics of technology and innovation in the Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association.

The 44-year-old industrial engineer succeeds Thomas Waldmann, who has held the position since 1991 and will retire at the end of the year.

Dr. Janpeter Horn, Chairman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and Managing Director of August Herzog Maschinenfabrik, commented on the change of personnel: "From his previous work in the plastics industry, Dr. Weber has profound knowledge and experience in topics that are also gaining in importance in textile machinery manufacturing.

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16th Global Textile Industry Survey

25 October 2022, Mumbai:

Results of the 16 th ITMF Global Textile Industry Survey.

A positive sign for the future is that global expectations have stopped falling in September 2022, albeit staying in negative territory and therefore indicating difficult times ahead.

The 16th ITMF Global Textile Industry Survey (GTIS, formerly known as ITMF Corona-Survey)
shows deteriorating business situation and expectations in the global textile industry in
September 2022. The indicators for order intake, order backlog, and capacity utilization rate
also fell, globally.

Business situations and expectations have turned negative.

Weakening demand, high raw material prices, high energy prices, and inflation are the four major concerns of the global textile industry for the next 6 months.

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National Conclave on Technical Textiles–Protech

20 October 2022, Mumbai:

The conclave is to be held on 16th November 2022 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi at 10.00 AM.

The conclave with a series of themes and discussions attracts over 400 – 500 stakeholders from government, industry, academia, international organizations, etc.

About the National Conclave on Technical Textiles – Protech (Protective textiles)

With the government’s increased focus on Atmanirbhar Bharat, Make in India, and the thrust for modernization of armed forces, there is a huge potential for protective textiles in India. In spite of the boost in technical textiles manufacturing and exports in the country, huge quantities of protective textiles are imported to meet the demand, particularly in the defense sector.

Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) and The Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) are jointly organizing the “National Conclave on Technical Textiles – Protech” with support of the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

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