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Guru Nanak Dev University organized Webinar on Recent Developments in Apparel and Textile Industry

Textile industry scenario changed with Digital Developments: Experts

Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, GNDU, Amritsar, I.M.J.S. Sidhu, Vardhmaan Group of Industry, Prof. Sukhprit Singh

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Amritsar , 11 Apr 2022

I.M.J.S. Sidhu, President and Director Incharge, Vardhmaan Group of Industry said that dramatic shift is observed in the whole textile and fashion industry over the last 2 decades which includes five majors shifts viz consumption pattern from cotton rich fabric to man made fabric (especially polyester), Manufacturing shift (in terms of cost and competitiveness), Technological shift (industry 4.0) deals movement of industry towards automation & digitization, Environment shift (increase in demand for more sustainable and organic products).He expressed these views while delivering his lecture during webinar on the Recent Development in Apparel and Textile Industry organized by the Department of Apparel and Textile Department of Guru Nanak Dev University. Researchers, scholars, faculty of various institutions and members from various textile industries participated in this webinar.

Prof. Sukhprit Singh, Head of the Department gave brief information about the subject and also gave details about the courses offered by the department such B.Tech (Textile processing technology), B.Tech (Textile processing technology) through lateral entry and M.Sc (Apparel and Textiles). Dr Varinder kaur, coordinator of webinar welcomed the guests and gave a brief note on the webinar.Mr. Sidhu, in his address, said that the garment industry has shifted from labour intensive to capital intensive (Laser cutting, Robotic sewing, 3D printing, seamless garment, 3D design and Artificial intelligence. He said that in the field of textile processing, digital printing is the engine of growth in the future. Presently, China is the leader in the digital printing segment of fabric printing with 26 percent market share. The outbreak of Covid 19 posed great challenges to the human race, which led to the development of various protective finishes against different types of virsus and micro-organism. 

Sustainable is the buzz word in the present era in almost every field. He said that most textile and garment exporters across the globe (especially USA and Europe) demand for sustainable products. To keep in mind the changing needs of western consumers along with strict audit compliance towards worker health and their wages leading to development of sustainable processing techniques such as dry dyeing process, salt free dyeing, E-control. Recycling of textile and fashionable garment material is Mantra for the Today.Dr. Swapna Mishra, Director, Textile and Apparel Skill Sector discussed the consumption pattern of textile and apparel along with global demands of these materials. The growth rate of the textile and apparel sector is projected around 4%CAGR till 2025-26, however, the projected growth rate of the technical textile sector is 12% CAGR.Presently, USA, Europe and China are the major producers of Technical textile across the globe.  

To boost the Technical textile industry under Atamnir bharat campaign, the Ministry of textile provides huge incentives for the new product development and manufacturing specialized products in the field of technical textiles. The Indian textile and apparel industry is the second largest job provider after agriculture in India. TSC (Textile Skill sector) is dedicated to develop a robust ecosystem for skilling in textile sector for the entire value chain from fiber to fabric and to create a deployable talent pool of skilled workforce through setting curriculum for training and accreditation of trade competencies and standardized skill training for textile mill and handloom sectors. Textile skill council not only bridge the gap between industry and job seeker but also promotes the entrepresneurship.Textile Sector Skill Council in coordination with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is promoting the free CAD software DigiBunaiTM to various handloom clusters and planning RPL and up-skilling skill certification training in line with TSC’s Qualification Pack.

Expert in the field medical textile, Dr. Monica Sikka, Associate Professor, NIT Jalndhar  said that the development in the of field medical textile improves the lives of many people at bigger level. Driver for growth in the medical textile is the improved purchasing power partiy of consumers, increase in disposal income and increasing consumer awareness about the innovative single use medical textile products like baby diapers, adult diaper, dry cleaning wipes, etc. Innovative medical bandages (Electric bandages, color changing compression bandages, thermoresponsive bandages, spray bandages, colorimeteric bandages) for quick wound healing process. There is tremendous growth in the use of textile material for artificial kidney, heart valves, hernia meshes and orthodontics sector. Other development in the medical field control drug delivery using autactic polymer, shaper memory materials for monitoring rate of healing.Mr. Vikram Rewar, AVP, Rossari Biotech, discussed sustainable products, practices in the textile processing industries. Dr. Harpreet Kaur, HOD, Fashion Designing, KMV, Jalandhar also focussed on Sustainability terminology and technical aspects of Zero-waste.


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