A conclave on technical textiles was held in Coimbatore, April 24, 2019. The aim was to create awareness of the potential for technical textiles and attract more entrepreneurs to this growing sector. Entrepreneurs got first hand info about the industry and its potential. About 140 entrepreneurs from across the country took part in the event. The conclave provided the necessary inputs to plan for value addition or diversification. Eminent speakers from abroad, leading consultants, experts from DRDO, centers of excellence and TRAs and technical textile machinery manufacturers made presentations and interacted with delegates during the event.
The ability to add high value to products, create new, niche products and cater to the demands of sophisticated consumers makes players in this sector future champions of the textile industry. The growth of the technical textile industry in India has been rather slow, both in terms of manufacturing capabilities as well as the per capita domestic consumption of technical textiles. The Indian supply base has to grow tenfold to make some meaningful impact in the international arena.
The event was organised for the first time in Coimbatore to create awareness on the potential for technical textiles by the Indian Technical Textiles Association in association with the Indian Texpreneurs Association and the South India Mills Association.