Geo-textile technology being used to repair NH-8

For the first time, Geo-textile technology is being used to repair damaged parts of National Highway-8 (NH-8)

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Geo-textiles are permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect or drain. Typically made from polypropylene or polyester, geo-textile fabrics come in three basic forms: woven (resembling mail bag sacking), needle punched (resembling felt) and heat-bonded (resembling ironed felt).Repairing work is going on a war footing to improve the stability of the soil for

Repairing work is going on a war footing to improve the stability of the soil for all-weather road that leads into Tripura.

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Geo-textile composites have been introduced and products such as geo-grids and meshes have been developed. Overall, these materials are referred to as geo-synthetics and each configuration – geo-nets, geo-grids, geo-tubes (such as TITAN Tubes) and others – can yield benefits in geo-technical and environmental engineering design.

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Textile Technology Innovation: New Robots for the Denim Industry

The textile technology has evolved into a new era where humans are soon to be replaced with robots in the apparel manufacturing industry including denim industry. Recently,VAV technology has developed two robots that can imitate human hands to promise abrasion effects in denim.

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The brand has launched two unique robots Da Vinci OB48 SPRAYING Robot and ERASER MD48 SCRAPING robot that would imitate human hands for abrasion. The new technology promises to increase the production of denims to approx.4000/day. All this made possible with ERASER MD 48 SCRAPING robot.

The SPRAYING robot copy the human movement and spray the water movement. This would help in two ways: No human will be exposed to the dangerous chemicals and enhanced productivity (6000/Day) is another reason that these robots are in full demand in the denim industry.

Textile Technology fair ITMA Asia + CITME returns to Shanghai

TMA Asia + CITME returns to Shanghai in October 2016, at a new location – the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC).

Despite a controversy within the industry about the show’s decision to run on a biennial schedule rather than the expected four-year cycle, the textile technology show is shaping up to be a well-attended event.

At the close of space applications for exhibitors, more than 90 percent of the 180,000 square meters (m2) of exhibition space had been sold. In addition, organizers hope to attract more than 100,000 trade show visitors from around the globe.

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The combined show is owned by the European Textile Machinery Manufacturers

Association (CEMATEX), and its China-based partners the Sub-Council of c, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex); China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA); and China Exhibition Centre Group Corp. (CIEC).

The event is organized by the Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co. and co-organized by MP Expositions Pte. Ltd. In addition, the Japan Textile Machinery Association (JTMA) is a special partner of the show.

These Indian-Made LED T-Shirts are ultimate Innovation in Textiles

You want to order coffee in the office,’ let your shirt talk for you.’

Just when you thought apparel industry isn’t evolving much a Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables rolling out a line of touch-enabled clothing that wearer’s can program to broadcast their mood for the moment.

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These are LED and blue-tooth connected t-shirts, which users can program through an app on their smartphones, to reflect anything you want.

Nagubandi and his co-founder wife, Mahalakshmi Nagubandi came up with this innovation in textiles during a discussion about clothing, With a flick of the finger you can change the logo or slogan they’ve programmed their shirt to reflect.

India inaugurates first apparel training cum textile technology centre in Nigeria

In a bid to support the textile industry of Nigeria, India has set up an apparel training centre in Kaduna, Nigeria. This is a first of its kind textile technology centre being set up in Nigeria in partnership with the Nigerian government.

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The apparel training centre is aimed to support and catalyze the initiative of Nigeria in realising the objectives to rebuild the cotton and textile value chain and address the need for the skilled workforce for domestic as well export-oriented apparel industry in the west African region.

The west African country (Nigeria) is an important trading partner of India. The bilateral trade between the two countries stood at USD 12.17 billion in 2015-16 as against USD 16.36 billion in the previous fiscal.

Textile Technology Fair in Vietnam

A textile Technology fair held by Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vinatas) in collaboration with the Textile Machinery Association under the Germany Engineering Federation (VDMA) has introduced Germany’s latest textile and apparel technologies local enterprises in Hanoi, Vietnam. A similar event is again will be held on July 7.

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The forum had the participation of around 650 business representatives and experts from Vietnam’s textile and support industries.

Vietnam’s garment and textile export is forecast to grow by 10 percent this year so Vietnam’s textile and apparel industry need to be updated and improvement in quality, especially for supplying cloth for for-export garment making, is also primary concern for The VDMA Textile Machinery Association groups comprising 130 companies manufacturing textile machines and equipment with a value of 3.1 billion EUR (3.46 billion USD) in 2015.

 

LG Develops Flexible Pressure Sensors: An innovative textile technology

LG Innotek, a LG’s subsidiary, has developed a textile pressure sensor that could be used in industries like healthcare and manufacturing. Commercialisation of the innovative textile sensors is yet to begin but the South Korean company (LG) claims to invent these textile sensors that are superior to the existing inflexible and stiff pressure sensors.

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The sensors are made from elastic polyurethane material that enables it to be integrated into other products seamlessly and they can be used in cars to detect driver’s posture, body type, weight, and automatically adjusting the seat or pressure of an airbag.

The sensors can be used to make pressure-sensitive shoes or carpets to detect a patient’s movement or to make pressure-sensitive golf club to improve a golfer’s grip.