On the very next day of the 58th JTC NITRA separately organized Tech-Tex 2019, a conference on protective & automotive textiles. Present on the occasion were respected Directors of ATIRA and BTRA M. N. Subramanian and Dr. Anjan K. Mukhopadhaya, Director General, NITRA Dr. Arindum Basu and senior officials from various defense outfits and the industry.
In his welcome address Dr. Basu spoke about the scope and potential of emerging technical textiles industry and informed that NITRA has already started working in that direction and is presently a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Protective & Automotive Textiles. He further elucidated that NITRA scientists have come up with many innovative products in this domain such as Military and Paramilitary Uniforms from NYCO, Cut Resistant Gloves from Composite Metallic Yarn, and Development of Fabric for Stab Resistant Vest to name a few. He concluded by saying that NITRA will continue to work on developments of technical textiles in the coming days.
NITRA’s technical publication is always acclaimed as useful and authentic reference to textile industry. Before the technical presentations of Tech-Tex began, four latest publications including the Hindi version of Textile & Apparel Booklet, known as TABlet series in the industry, was released.
Altogether nine papers were presented during Tech-Tex 2019. Learned speakers from renowned organizations such as Indian Army, ITBP, CRPF, BIS, SMPP (P) Ltd., RSWM, Marvel Vinyls Ltd. presented very informative and resourceful papers. Amongst the TRAs, SITRA and host NITRA also presented one paper each. The conference was very interactive and lively. It also set a new benchmark for research in technical textiles.