Maurer was elected at the Cematex General Assembly, on June 12. He is President of the Swiss Textile Machinery Association since 2015, serving during the same period as a member of the Cematex Board of Directors and its 1st Vice President for the past four years.Also elected at the General Assembly were 1st Vice President Mikael remann (TMAS, Sweden) and 2nd Vice President Charles Bauduin (Symatex, Belgium).
PRONEEM, a company specialized in functional technologies applied to textiles in industrial environments, combines sustainable virtues with cutting edge technologies to bring high added valueto the textile industry (antibacterial, anti dust mite and anti insect properties). The company is at the forefront of innovation, led by Nathalie Hagege, who holds a doctorate in molecular biology and immunology. Its manufacturing processes based on microencapsulation and its major R amp;D investment currently make it theonly international company to hold a Marketing Authorization (EC number: 283 644 7, FR 2018 0028) for a biocidal treatmentto functionalize textile articles intended for domestic use that come into contact with the skin.In this pandemic period, PRONEEM s experts, supported by France Chimie and Novachim, have applied their expertise to combatting Covid 19 by developing the only French textile treatment with high antiviral activity, with proven efficacy on SARS CoV 2. Tested by an independent French laboratory , the technology forms a lasting and permanent barrier that neutralizes the infectivity of SARS CoV 2 on textile surfaces. This innovative treatment, VIRALSTOP , combines the antiviral properties of zinc pyrithione and zinc oxide (ZnO) with other active ingredients, by preventing many viruses such as coronaviruses replicating and by damaging the viral envelope. Tested on samples of different types of textiles, it is currently the only French treatment tested on the SARS CoV 2 strain shown to be effective in neutralizing the virus. Its virucidal action reduces the viral population by more than 99.99% , increases the textile s protection level and limits transmission of the virus. A major innovation. It should be remembered that infected surfaces represent a major vector for contamination and transmission, and that the new coronavirus appears to survive from several hours to several days on textile surfaces.
Just close to the famous twin arches of Anna Nagar in west Chennai, a group of people from the Northeast are waiting on the footpath at a sparsely shaded spot. Surrounded by suitcases and bags, they are looking up the main road for the bus that would pick them up and take them to the Central Railway Station. There they would board the first Shramik Special meant for the Northeast that would terminate at Manipur ''s Jiribam railway station.Waiting for the bus, Namdi says he and his elder sister, 30 year old Ling, have been working in Chennai for the past five years. While he was employed as a salesperson on the counter for a high end textile showroom at Phoneix Mall in Velachery, his sister worked as a beautician in a parlour nearby. ”Chennai has been kind to us until this lockdown happened. We managed on our savings for a while before deciding to return home and stay there until things became normal, ” he adds.
There are areas where India can get that strength (of self reliance) because of a lot of natural factors. There are certain sectors which have been identified by various ministries where there are a lot of unnecessary imports, where India can manufacture itself, said Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra. We have to emphasise Indian production of a certain scale, certain quality and certain standards. Then only can your product match up to the best in the world, he said. Footwear and non footwear leather, furniture, gems and jewellery, capital goods and machinery, mobile and electronics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, garments and manmade fibres are some of the sectors where India has a natural advantage and potential to be a strength for the country, said Mohapatra. Those are the areas we will be focussing on, he said. This can be done through discouraging activities like imports and providing more incentives, focus and handholding for these sectors.
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Credit: Robert Nickelsberg Getty ImagesAdvertisement Americans chucked more than 21 billion pounds of clothing and other textiles into landfills in 2015, according to the latest available estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency, a steep increase from 12.5 billion pounds in 2000 and 4.6 billion pounds in 1980. And that growing trash pile is just one of the apparel industry ''s array of environmental problems mdash;which also include water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions mdash;fueled in part by the rise of the cheap, disposable clothing called ”fast fashion. ”
Addressing the graduating students on the occasion, Dr. K Sivan, ISRO, Chairman said, I am an alumni of IIT Bombay and from my own personal experience, I can say that IITs are the holy grail of technical education in India. And I am sure that you all will continue the glorious tradition of Delhi as well as that of IIT ans who have excelled in every field they have worked. He added, When I graduated, more than 3 decades back, the job scenario was not as vibrant as today. Area of specialization limited the career options. Today, the options are many. There is an added volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity about the global economy. However, you all are much smarter and aware about these scenarios than the older generations. Nevertheless, remember, you are unlikely to fall into your dream career or create a successful business simply by wishing for it. Here you have to be pragmatic in your approach and learn from the experience of the older generation. Keep in mind that, there is only one life and there are many career options. You all need to identify your passion amp; natural talent and align your career. Choose an industry that reflects your passion and interests. Rather than choosing a job for money, choose it for your happiness. Be good at what you do. Remember, passion is not the only ingredient needed for success. You also need skills and strengths. Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi while presenting the Director s report said, On the inter disciplinary research front IIT Delhi has entered into MoUs with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), National Institute of Immunology (NII), Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR), five CSIR labs and the All India Institute of Ayurveda. 95 new funded projects under the faculty interdisciplinary research programme have been sanctioned between faculty within the Institute and with the faculty from AIIMS, ICAR, and NII etc. IIT Delhi is also taking major steps to connect with the Industry. Prof Rao added, The research output of the Institute has shown significant enhancement due to different initiatives fostering interdisciplinary collaborations within the Institute as well as with other institutions. In comparison to the average research funding of about Rs 100 Cr per year in the period from 2014 16, the research funding has shown four times increase to about Rs 380 Cr per year in the period 2017 18 and 2018 19. About 300 new research projects and 290 industry consultancy projects have been undertaken in the year 2018 19 alone. The number of new research projects initiated per year has increased two times. We are expecting our sponsored R amp;D funding per year to cross Rs 500 cr in the next one or two years. On the occasion of the 50th Convocation of the Institute, IIT Delhi and ISRO have signed an MoU to jointly set up ISRO Space Technology Cell at IIT Delhi. The MoU was signed today by Dr K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi. Dr Sivan, Chairman, ISRO said, I am very happy to be here in IIT Delhi to sign the MoU for establishing a new Space Technology Cell. I appreciate the interest taken by IIT Delhi for establishing the Cell here. Prof Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, IIT Delhi and ISRO have signed an MoU for the creation of a Space Technology Centre at IIT Delhi for strengthening research collaborations between the two organisations. With this collaboration IIT Delhi would like to be part of some of the key initiatives by the ISRO. We would like to work with ISRO closely. All of us working together will only put our nation ahead of others in space technologies. The Cell will work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an Institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research areas for example AI, nanotechnology, functional textiles, smart manufacturing or any area of joint interest. On the occasion of the Convocation Ceremony 2019, President s Gold Medal was awarded to Mr Kacham Praneeth (B. Tech in Computer Science amp; Engineering). Director s Gold Medal was awarded to Ms Mallika Singh (B. Tech in Biochemical Engineering amp; Biotechnology) and Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medial to Ms. Himakshi Barsiwal (M. Tech in Chemical Engineering). List of Perfect Ten Gold Medalists: 1. Mr Arka Mukherjee - MS (R) in Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology amp; Management 2. Mr Deepesh Kumar Gautam - M. Tech in Industrial Tribology amp; Maintenance Engineering 3. Ms Ankita Pramanick - M. Tech in Fibre Science amp; Technology 4. Ms Diksha Gupta - M. Tech in Water Resources EngineeringList of Silver Medalists: 1. Mr Utkarsh Sinha - B. Tech and M. Tech in Chemical Engineering 2. Mr Abhinav Kumar Shukla - B. Tech and M. Tech in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology 3. Mr Vaibhav Bhagee - B. Tech and M. Tech in Computer Science amp; Engineering 4. Mr Raunak Lohiya - B. Tech and M. Tech in Mathematics amp; Computing 5. Mr Rahul Khetan - B. Tech in Biochemical Engg amp; Biotechnology 6. Mr Harman Singh - B. Tech in Civil Engg. 7. Ms Urvashi Gupta - B. Tech in Chemical Engg 8. Ms Narayani Bhatia - B. Tech in Electrical Engg 9. Ms Prakhar Agrawal - B. Tech in Electrical Engg, Power Automation 10. Mr Paras Gupta - B. Tech in Mechanical Engg. 11. Mr Krishaanu Syal - B. Tech in Production amp; Industrial Engg 12. Mr Summet Khandelwal - B. Tech in Mathematics amp; Computing 13. Mr Vishnu Raghuraman - B. Tech in Engineering Physics 14. Ms Jessica - B. Tech in Textile Technology The 50th Annual Convocation ceremony also witnessed IIT Delhi honouring its esteemed alumni with Distinguished Alumni Award 2019 and Distinguished Alumni Service Award 2019. Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented to: 1. Prof. Srinivasan Keshav, Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo for his outstanding contributions in Teaching amp; Research. 2. Dr. Mohit Aron, Founder and CEO of Cohesity for outstanding contributions made in Entrepreneurship. 3. Mr. Binny Bansal, Co Founder, Flipkart for outstanding contributions made in Entrepreneurship. Distinguished Alumni Service Award 2019 were presented to: 1. Mr. Arun Duggal, currently Chairman of ICRA Ltd., Mangalore Chemicals amp; Fertilizers Limited and International Asset Reconstruction Company for significant efforts and contributions made towards the development and progress of the institute. 2. Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of the Bakshi Group, Mr. Amarjit Singh Bakshi, who is a Delhi based business conglomerate and a first generation entrepreneur for significant efforts and contributions made towards the development and progress of the institute. There were also eight Guests of Honour who graced the Convocation Ceremony 2019 with their presence. Guests of Honour include: Mr Raghu Hari Dalmia, President, OCL India Ltd.; Dr Seema Vinayak, Director, SSPL, DRDO; Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, CEO, Air Asia; Shri MS Unnikrishnan, CMD, Thermax; Mr Thomas Varghese, Business Head Textiles, Acrylic Fibre, Overseas Spinning, Aditya Birla Group; Dr Ashvini Kumar, Sr Director, Former MD, Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd; Dr Manish Gupta, Head, AI Lab, Google India; Prof Ritabrata Munshi, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
The company s commitment complements ongoing HP investments in other printing technologies and markets aimed at creating sustainable digital print technologies. Traditional textile coloration can be problematic from a water emissions perspective as according to the World Resources Institute it produces 20 percent of industrial water pollution.
BEIJING China's protracted trade war with the U.S. is having a widespread effect on its economy, with the latest economic data casting a shadow over Beijing's plan to double gross domestic product from 2010 to 2020.Business owners in Shaoxing, a Chinese city home to many textile factories, are under heavy pressure from U.S. tariffs enacted in September 2018.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced a slew of measures including a new attractive scheme to refund the duties and taxes on exports that will replace all existing schemes in a bid to stimulate exports and the economy.The new scheme which will benefit all products including textiles is more beneficial to the industry, the minister said at a briefing.
”The global challenges we are facing are complex. They know no borders. Only coalitions can overcome them, bringing together governments, businesses and civil societies. This Fashion Pact is about saying: We have acknowledged the 21st century 's environmental issues, and we are taking our responsibility through collective action and common objectives, ” explained Pinault in an email to The New York Times on Thursday. The coalition consists of 32 luxury, fashion, sports and lifestyle brands along with suppliers and retailers, among them Adidas, Burberry, Chanel, Galeries Lafayette, H amp;M, Inditex, Nike, Puma and Stella McCartney. It was sparked by French president Emmanuel Macron who asked Pinault to ”bring together the leading players in fashion and textile, with the aim of setting practical objectives for reducing the environmental impact of their industry ”, according to Kering in a statement on Friday.
A team of volunteers at the Ulster Museum, Belfast (Northern Ireland) are giving final touches to a 300 foot long tapestry showcasing all eight seasons of the saga, which concluded in May.Done in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the 11th century Norman Conquest of England, the finished piece will be transported to France to hang near its predecessor in September. Valerie Wilson, costume and textiles curator at National Museums Northern Ireland, told The Guardian that tapestry was a perfect storytelling tool.
Kumar was last year appointed as personal secretary (PS) to Manoj Sinha, who was then the MoS (Independent charge) for Communications and MoS Railways. In another order, M Imkongla Jamir was appointed PS to Textiles and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani till July 22, 2020, which happens to be the balance period of five years as private secretary to a minister. Jamir is a 2002 batch IAS officer of the Karnataka cadre and was in 2015 appointed as PS to Irani, who was then the Human Resource Development Minister. Bureaucrat Ashish Kumar has been appointed as private secretary to Union Minister Jitendra Singh, for the balance period of four years, till August 27, 2021.
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Traders in Kerala, who expected an upsurge in business during the holy month of Ramzan, are severely hit by Nipah virus scare.The impact is so visible and widespread that major sectors like textiles, transport, consumer goods, fruits and vegetables have experienced a dip in business after Nipah virus infection was confirmed in the district.