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Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, NITI Aayog member (L) and Union minister Piyush Goyal at the 6th Mission Steering Group meeting of the National Technical Textiles Mission. Pic: Twitter/@PiyushGoyalOffc
India eyes high-value products to boost technical textiles sector

9th Jun 2023

India’s ministry of textiles has approved 20 R&D projects, valued at ?61.09 crore. Minister Piyush Goyal has emphasised the need for research and innovation in technical textiles, which could offer alternatives in sectors like aviation and infrastructure. He also advocated for wider collaboration between various ministries to promote NTTM.

Joint secretary, ministry of textiles, Rajeev Saxena addressing a press conference on launch of 2 QCOs for 31 items, in New Delhi on April 11, 2023. Pic: PIB
India issues QCO for technical textiles, to be effective after 6 mnths

12th Apr 2023

India has issued its first-ever QCO for the technical textiles sector, aiming to establish the country as a global hub for this niche segment. The ministry of textiles launched two QCOs covering 31 items, including 19 geo textiles and 12 protective textiles. The initiative aims to enhance product standards and quality and protect the environment.

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Indian textile ministry clears 15 R&D projects worth ₹32.25 cr

29th Jan 2023

India’s ministry of textiles has cleared 15 R&D projects worth around ₹32.25 crores across key areas such as speciality fibre, protective textiles, high-performance textiles, geotextiles, medical textiles, sustainable textiles, and textiles for building materials during the 5th Mission Steering Group (MSG) meeting held under the chairmanship of Piyush...

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US’ Hanes Geo Components to buy Canada-based company Nilex Inc

25th Nov 2022

American manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetic and environmental products Hanes Geo Components has reached an agreement to acquire Edmonton-based geotextile distributor Nilex Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary Nilex USA Inc. Hanes Geo Components, has made this decision with an intention to operate Nilex’s business on a going-concern basis.

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Geotextiles critical for infra projects in Northeast India: Manipur CM

24th Aug 2022

Technical textiles such as geotextiles hold tremendous opportunities for infrastructure projects in the north-eastern region, especially in Manipur, the state’s chief minister said at the recent Technical Textiles Conference held in Imphal. As north-eastern states are prone to floods, landslides, and soil erosion, there is ample scope for geotextiles...

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Belgium's Beaulieu International Group to show geotextiles at EuroGeo7

23rd Aug 2022

Beaulieu International Group has invited EuroGeo7 attendees to Stand MS15 Hall M to discover geotextile solutions promoting sustainability for future civil engineering projects. The conference from September 4 will offer specialist insight into the geosynthetic industry state-of-the-art practice and research, with speakers from Europe and all over the...

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US’ IGS calls on EC for geosynthetics' sustainability benefits

19th May 2022

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has called on the European Commission (EC) to fully understand the enormous sustainability benefits of geosynthetics when considering how to reduce microplastics in the environment. Geosynthetics are part of the solution. US’ IGS has submitted its response to the Commission’s public consultation on...

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UK’s Green-tech launches SoluForm MSE Soil-filled Bagwork

12th Apr 2022

Green-tech has added SoluForm MSE Soil Filled Bagwork to its landscaping supplies portfolio. SoluForm MSE Soil Filled Bagwork are mechanically stabilised earth (MSE) geotextile bags used for the construction of earthworks such as riverbanks, slopes and walls. The UK-based firm provides professional grade landscaping materials and wholesale garden...

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Belgium’s BontexGeo acquires 100 per cent shares of Geotexan

25th Mar 2022

Belgium’s BontexGeo, a European industry leader in the production and sale of geosynthetics for civil engineering applications, has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares of Minas de Riotinto, Huelva (ES) based company Geotexan, specialised in the production and sale of geosynthetics and fibres with a strong market position in Spain.

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