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Indian govt approves ₹46.74 cr for 18 projects in technical textiles

29th Sep 2023

India's minister of textiles Piyush Goyal has approved 18 R&D projects in technical textiles worth ₹46.74 crore. Covering a range of sub-sectors, the projects are spearheaded by leading institutes like IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, and others. The minister also reviewed the NTTM and emphasised the need for R&D in globally imported technical textiles.

QCO on 19 geotextile products to come into effect from Oct 7 in India

15th Sep 2023

India focuses on technical textile standardisation with a new quality control order (QCO) taking effect in October 2023. Covering 19 different geotextile products, manufacturers will need to obtain a licence to produce for the domestic market, fostering a 100 per cent standard of perfection. The requirement is exempt for the export market.

Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, NITI Aayog member (L) and Union minister Piyush Goyal at the 6th Mission Steering Group meeting of the National Technical Textiles Mission. Pic: Twitter/@PiyushGoyalOffc
India eyes high-value products to boost technical textiles sector

9th Jun 2023

India’s ministry of textiles has approved 20 R&D projects, valued at ?61.09 crore. Minister Piyush Goyal has emphasised the need for research and innovation in technical textiles, which could offer alternatives in sectors like aviation and infrastructure. He also advocated for wider collaboration between various ministries to promote NTTM.

Joint secretary, ministry of textiles, Rajeev Saxena addressing a press conference on launch of 2 QCOs for 31 items, in New Delhi on April 11, 2023. Pic: PIB
India issues QCO for technical textiles, to be effective after 6 mnths

12th Apr 2023

India has issued its first-ever QCO for the technical textiles sector, aiming to establish the country as a global hub for this niche segment. The ministry of textiles launched two QCOs covering 31 items, including 19 geo textiles and 12 protective textiles. The initiative aims to enhance product standards and quality and protect the environment.

US’ Geosynthetics Conference 2023 ends on a successful note

6th Mar 2023

The recently held 2023 US’ Advanced Textiles Association’s (ATA) Geosynthetics conference, co-hosted with the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual conference and expo, brought together the geotechnical industry as well as the erosion, sediment control, and stormwater industry. The expo had around 1,800 attendees and 186 exhibits.

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Indian textile ministry clears 15 R&D projects worth ₹32.25 cr

29th Jan 2023

India’s ministry of textiles has cleared 15 R&D projects worth around ₹32.25 crores across key areas such as speciality fibre, protective textiles, high-performance textiles, geotextiles, medical textiles, sustainable textiles, and textiles for building materials during the 5th Mission Steering Group (MSG) meeting held under the chairmanship of Piyush...

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US’ Hanes Geo Components to buy Canada-based company Nilex Inc

25th Nov 2022

American manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetic and environmental products Hanes Geo Components has reached an agreement to acquire Edmonton-based geotextile distributor Nilex Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary Nilex USA Inc. Hanes Geo Components, has made this decision with an intention to operate Nilex’s business on a going-concern basis.

Geotextiles critical for infra projects in Northeast India: Manipur CM

24th Aug 2022

Technical textiles such as geotextiles hold tremendous opportunities for infrastructure projects in the north-eastern region, especially in Manipur, the state’s chief minister said at the recent Technical Textiles Conference held in Imphal. As north-eastern states are prone to floods, landslides, and soil erosion, there is ample scope for geotextiles...

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Belgium's Beaulieu International Group to show geotextiles at EuroGeo7

23rd Aug 2022

Beaulieu International Group has invited EuroGeo7 attendees to Stand MS15 Hall M to discover geotextile solutions promoting sustainability for future civil engineering projects. The conference from September 4 will offer specialist insight into the geosynthetic industry state-of-the-art practice and research, with speakers from Europe and all over the...

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