CENTURY AND BIRLAS ARE MADE FOR EACH OTHER NOW THEIR VISCOSE DIVISION HAS STARTED A NEW VISCOSE FIBER "EXCEL" SUITABLE FOR SUPERIOR FABRICS.
India : Grasim to launch new viscose fibre.
13 Sep, 2007 - India.
With a view to catering to high-end fabric applications, Aditya Birla group's Grasim Industries is planning to commercially launch its third generation viscose fibre "EXCEL" in October.
Trial production of the textile fibre has already started at the company's Nagda plant in Madhya Pradesh. Sources said that initially, the plant is expected to produce 10-12 tons of excel fibre per day.
The new fibre will be listed as a premium fibre and will be used to manufacture high-end apparels like shirting or denim fabrics, which will have greater fabric strength and bouncy look.
Apart from this, the company also set up its first fabric design studio in South, which was inaugurated recently.
The studio will serve as a resource centre for the Tirupur knitwear exporters and will house various viscose/modal fibre-based fabric and garment samples.
India : Century Textiles Q4 profits at Rs 943.60 million.
May 5, 2007.
Century Textiles & Industries Ltd has announced the following Audited results for the quarter & year ended March 31, 2007:
The results for the Quarter ended March 31, 2007:
The Company has posted a net profit of Rs 943.60 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 where as the same was at Rs 252.10 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2006.
Total Income (net of excise) is Rs 9071.00 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 where as the same was at Rs 7278.00 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2006.
The results for the Year ended March 31, 2007:
The Company has posted a net profit of Rs 2728.10 million for the year ended March 31, 2007 where as the same was at Rs 1090.50 million for the year ended March 31, 2006.
Total Income (net of excise) is Rs 32148.00 million for the year ended March 31, 2007 where as the same was at Rs 26375.40 million for the year ended March 31, 2006.
As a result of virtual cessation of manufacturing operations at the textile mill at Worli,[NOT SUCH A GOOD NEWS.]
The results for the quarter and for the year ended March 31, 2007 are both not comparable with those of previous corresponding periods.
Century Textiles & Industries Ltd.
INEVITABLE CHANGES FOR CENTURY'S PROGRESS.
Century Textiles & Industries Ltd revealed today, that of the 6,600 Mumbai employees almost 6,300 chose to avail voluntary retirement scheme (VRS), which brought the operations almost to a stand-still.
Company, which has said its Mumbai unit suffers from high labour costs, taxes and water charges, has been cutting capacity for the last few years.
However, Century did not state its plans for the Mumbai property.
Few months ago company had announced its intentions to further shrink yarn production capacity, which has dropped to 77,000 spindles, now.
Weaving capacity too has been cut down from 1,200 to 500 looms.
With Century's plans to perhaps to come under the Land Sharks "JAWS ", We will be not be surprised to see other's in their foot steps.The yester years of Beautiful Bombay and Textile mills gone. It will now be only Mumbai without Mills.
CENTURY DENIM FOR FASHION
India : Century to launch series of womens wear.
January 5, 2007.
Cottons by Century is going to launch series of womens wear by March 2007.
According to sources, company is going to extend its denim manufacturing capacity by 10 million meters to existing 30 million meter capacity at its Indore plant.
Denim offering will be located in store with retail space of 4000 to 5000 square feet, to be called Denim Studio.
The company is planning to open 50 large stores out of the total 300 to 400 stores to be opened in next fiscal. It will extend the number of stores to 400 stores by March 2008.
In the women’s line, they are planning to launch formal trousers and tops and formal salwar suits for women.
The company’s revenue is estimated to reach Rs55 crore and expected to have 125 stores by the end of current fiscal.
Going green is fashionable, but dyeing our clothes has remained a decidedly eco-unfriendly practice. Now, British scientists have developed a way to grow harmless algae to add color to fabric and paint.
The algae, called diatoms, are single-celled organisms that are unique because they pack iridescent shells. The hard silica shells act like crystals -- depending on the configuration of the holes in the shell, the color changes. The perception of color is maintained without altering the chemical composition of fabric, which is a fundamentally different way of producing color.
"As the paint dries, they will all align themselves horizontally at the surface, all reflecting light the same way," said Andrew Parker, the Oxford researcher who helped develop the new technique. "So, even though you have completely transparent paint and completely transparent silica shells, they will produce a very strong color."
The new process is one of several advances that could provide safer and less expensive alternatives for a dye industry that has suffered rising costs recently due to environmental problems in China.
Commercial dyes produce color by introducing chemicals into the dyeing process, then using a variety of other thermal and chemical processes to set the color into fabric fibers.
"The dyeing process produces a lot of waste," said Anil Netravali, a Cornell professor who specializes in eco-friendly materials. "Especially in water-based dyeing, there are a lot of chemicals that are used for fixing the color in the fiber."
And that waste has to go somewhere, which has produced disastrous consequences around textile factories in China. Chemicals used in dyeing often find their way into rivers, a story told in an August Wall Street Journal feature article, "China Pays Steep Price as Textile Exports Boom.".
Some experts caution that residue of heavy metals like cadmium and known carcinogens remain in clothing after the coloration process, said Lauren Brine, a consultant and senior fellow at GreenBlue, a nonprofit that has worked with government and industry to devise a "sustainable textile standard."
Diatoms, by contrast, are kinder to the environment. Companies are already attempting to harness them for a variety of purposes, like making "biocrude" diesel.
The easiest application for the technology will likely come in paints seeded with the diatoms. Parker envisions huge vats, like the ones at beer breweries, of different colored diatoms being prepared for commercial use.
Other radical options exist for changing the color of clothing without traditional dyeing techniques. Another Cornell researcher dips fabric in nano-materials, which generate brilliant, unfading colors and have functional benefits too, like the absorption of carbon dioxide.
"We color physically, not chemically, so the color will never fade," said Juan Hinestroza, an assistant professor in materials science at Cornell.
Hinestroza has been "bombarded" by military and haute-couture interest, but the production cost, currently at $10,000 a square yard, means it is likely to remain out of reach for most consumers.
The innovations are also difficult to implement because they require completely new manufacturing processes. Several years ago, Nike ran a project called "No Color Color," which attempted to take dye out of the color equation. Though the project met with some experimental success, products using the still-secret process never made it to market. Eric Brody, now the sustainability manager at Nau clothing, worked on the Nike team.
"Trying to bring it to market was extremely challenging," said Brody. "You're creating a whole new process. There's a whole new set of suppliers. And you need a change out of (the) manufacturing process, which is extremely expensive."
A host of other technologies are helping with the greening of fashion in other ways. Fabrics made from bioplastics, like Cargill subsidiary NatureWorks' Ingeo, are catching on with eco-designers. Ingeo and DuPont's competing bioplastic Apexa appeal to clothiers looking for the structure or moisture-wicking of synthetic fibers with lower environmental costs.
And while incorporating eco-friendly practices is a choice that might make U.S. companies seem more hip, other governments are enforcing eco-friendly textile production.
"Even if the company is not super environmentally friendly, they want access to the better markets," said Mark Galbraith, vice president of product design at Nau. "So, global companies are being pushed by Japanese and European regulations on restricted dye substances."
Indeed these methods may be fine from the point of eco friendly dyeing. We have to wait till the fabrics dyed by this invention comes to market. We need to use this fabric and experience the side effects if any on skin by toxic effects.They may perhaps take trials befour they are in market.
In INDIA 600 years ago fabrics were made and dyed by mannual methods to "Cure skin ailments and arthritis."
A report from Mr.G Ananthakrishnan | TNN in TOI Bangalore.
Selling in Saudi Arabia:
Thiruvanantapuram: The age old Hindu wisdom is now dressing up women in hardline Islamic Saudi Arabia. Burqas made the Ayurvedic way are the latest export from Balaramapuram a tiny village on the city outskirts made famous by its handloom weavers whose struggle for survival has led to rediscovery of the ancient art of weaving organic clothes.
"In Ayurveda, these fabrics are called Ayurvastra.Only natural cotton and colouring is used so that they are free of toxic irritants. These are also treated with medical herbs as prescribed by Ayurvedic texts to improve the healing value" says Rajan, whose family has been in the trade for 600 years.
"In the last few months, we exported about 4,000 burqas to Saudi Arabia," he says."But the demand for Ayurvastra doesn't stop there. Last year our Handloom Weavers Co-operative Society exported clothes worth Rs.2.00,00000.00 to US,the UK,France,Mexico,South Africa and Japan"
Does Ayurvastra really heal? Clinical trails at the Governament Ayurvedic College Hospital here showed that it was remarkably good, especially in cases of skin aliments and arthritis. As part of the test, the patients were constantly exposed to Ayurvedic herbs for 30 days. According to Rajan,even the vcurtains in the room,linen and mattresses were made as prescribed in the ancient Indian treatise,Charaka Samhita.
A walk into his "wear house" gives the picture. There are clothes for many ailments -- from dermatitis to arthritits,and from blood pressure to diabetes. A dose of wild basil goes in to BP clothes whileextracts from tea leaves or'khus' ( Vetiveria Zizanioides) is used in sun screen clothes.
The manufacturing is tedious and demands 100 per cent purity. Only firewood is used, that too different one for different medicines, natural spring or ground water and organic cotton. The gum for fixing the colours, too, is natural and varies depending on the medicine. After dyeing, the clothes are dried in the herbal garden. Even the factory building is organic - to avoid radiation on the clothes - and uses lime and gum extracts from wild trees in place of cement and sand.
THIS IS INCREDIBLE INDIA LEARN SANSKRIT TO LEARN VEDA.VISIT INDIA.
"MEDICAL TEXTILES" IN INDIA 600 YEARS BACK ?.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA TOOK OVER 119 PRIVATE MILLS CLOSED OR WORKING :
THEY COULD NOT RUN 119 TEXTILE MILLS.
THEY CLOSED 66 TEXTILE MILLS.
THEY WANT TO RUN 53 TEXTILE MILLS NOW.
THEY HAVE ANY PLANS FOR A TECHNICAL TEXTILE MILL?.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
MINISTRY OF TEXTILES
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1798
ANSWERED ON 10.12.2004
CLOSURE OF NTC MILLS.
THAAWAR CHAND GEHLOT.
SUSHIL KUMAR MODI.
KAMLA PRASAD RAWAT.
AVINASH RAI KHANNA.
Will the Minister of TEXTILES be pleased to state:-
(a)The names of National Textiles Corporation mills and number of employees working there at present, mill-wise and state-wise;
(b)The profit earned and losses suffered by these mills during each of the last three years, mill-wise;
(c)The mills declared sick/closed during the above period, state-wise;
(d)The number of workers affected due to closure of sick mills and the steps taken for their rehabilitation;
(e)The number of employees offered/opted Voluntary Retirement Scheme and the expenditure incurred thereon during the above period, state/mill-wise;
(f)The changes proposed in the current V.R.S.; and
(g) the steps taken/proposed to be taken to reopen revive the sick mills along with the amount incurred thereon, mill-wise?
MINISTER OF TEXTILES.( SHRI SHANKERSINH VAGHELA )
(a) NTC has at present, 53 mills under its control which have been identified as viable as per the scheme approved by BIFR. A statement showing the names of the mills state-wise, number of employees working therein as on 1.11.2004 is enclosed as Annexure ‘I’.
(c) to (e) As per the Scheme approved by BIFR, 66 mills have been identified as unviable and are to be closed. 36357 employees in these 66 mills have availed the benefit of Modified Voluntary Retirement Scheme (MVRS) due to closure of these mills and an expenditure of Rs.1228.07 crores has been incurred on this account. For the rehabilitation of the affected employees, Deptt. of Public Enterprises has formulated a Scheme for re-counselling, re-training and re-deployment of employees of Public Sector Enterprises who are relieved before attaining superannuation on account of various reasons including Voluntary Retirement Scheme. A statement showing the names of the closed mills, state-wise, the number of employees who have availed MVRS, and the amount of expenditure incurred, mill-wise, as on 15.11.2004 is enclosed as Annexure ‘III’.
(f) At present, there is no proposal to change the existing Voluntary Retirement Scheme.
(g) Out of 119 NTC mills, BIFR has approved revival of 53 viable mills through modernization at an estimated cost of Rs.736 crores. Out of remaining 66 unviable mills, 65 mills have been closed so far under the ID Act and the closure of one mill is under process.
Statement showing name of the viable mills and the manpower as on 01.11.2004.
S.No NAME OF THE MILLS.
TOTAL NO. OF EMPLOYEES AS ON 01.11.2004.
NTC (APKKM) LTD.
Rajanarayan Group was promoted in the year 1966 by professional entrepreneurs with impressive track record in Textile Industry. The Group has two established yarn spinning units with 55,000 spindles & producing 2400 tones of yarn per annum. The Group's 100% Cotton & Cotton/Polyester/ Viscose blended yarn for both weaving & knitting are well established both in domestic and export markets.
Personal involvement and dedication of the Directors in raw material purchase, production, quality control, sales and administration is one of the main reasons for the success of this group.
Highly skilled quality controllers monitor the production at each stage and ensure our clients got goods strictly as per their specifications. Production, quality control and delivery schedules are continuously monitored by the Management.
Rajanarayan's commitment to quality and rich experience in Textile field have helped them to achieve this growth and success.
The spinning in India has come a very long way with technological advance and automation in this sector, where manual labour is attempted at to be reduced / replaced with modern machinery taking its place. The global account of export of yarn as well as textiles has given a very significant account of the large chunk of export from India to all countries in the world. Unlike other commodities India has carved a niche for itself in spinning industry and weaving as well. Thus the establishment of textile spinning emerged as a factor to be reckoned with changing the industrial scenario in this country and Rugmini Ram Raghav Spinners Ltd. have come out pioneering this industry to a large extent and advancing themselves in quality - spinning by adopting the state of art technology on all fronts.
1. The Product.
The yarn produced by this Mills is a speaking product, quality - wise as it undergoes test at every stage of processing with all practical aspects looked into setting standards with modernisation keeping abreast of the global technological advances in spinning. High standards are observed and practically applied in all facets of spinning and the parameters set are such that only yarn of high quality could be produced.
2. The Machinery.
The machineries in the mill are of the latest generation technology enabling the mill to produce quality yarn. One of the important feature is the process control in Spinning and preparatory using the latest state of art technology which includes the ring data single spindle moniter for all the spindles in the spinning mill.
Cotton and blends are processed through the latest generation autoleveller cards and autoleveller draw frames supplied by Lakshmi Reiter and the package is done through Auto Coners from Schlafhorst.
Updating technology by modernisation or replacement of machineries in the spinning,winding or preparatory has been so standardised and pressed into service with rigid exercise and quality control that the Mills are a byword in textile spinning.
3. The Cause.
Dedicated to the cause of the handicapped, the mills have been recognised by the government of India with the BEST EMPLOYER award in the country for rehabilitation of the- handicapped deaf,dump and disabled with missionary zeal featured in all spheres of operation. The State Government followed it up with a hat trick of awards with the BEST EMPLOYER award in the state consequently for 3 years for rendering yeoman services for the cause of handicapped. The reclamation of these people drawn from orphanage, slums and such other areas claimed the attention of the management to get them into the main stream of citizenry, making them the best work men, equal to if not better than the normal labour working in this sector.
4. The Future.
After a pioneering effort in textile spinning, the textile division has plans for setting up a modernised weaving knitting and finishing sector to enable it to cater directly to the consumers by producing quality fabrics. Work is underway for setting up a full fledged weaving, knitting and finising unit for production of cloth.
Born With Quality.
COTTON YARN AND MELANGE YARN.
We manufacture both Open End yarn and Ring Spun combed Yarn.
Open End yarn count ranges from Ne 6/1 to Ne 20/1.
Ring Spun yarn count ranges from Ne 16/1 to Ne 80/1 Combed for weaving and hosiery.
We also manufacture Compact and Double yarn.
ABOUT MELANGE YARN:
Cotton Fibre Dyed - Ready for use - Melange Yarn - Pollution free. Fully Environment Friendly - Azo Free Reactive Dyes.
Chemicals do not release amines specified as per German Legislation.
Fastness to washing in 4 and above.
Soft feel for Under Garments and Ladies Wear.
Fashion made to Season's Updating.
Made suitable for Socks, Circular Knitting and also for Weaving.
Made of single variety soft Indian Cotton with specified Micronaire.
Minimum quantity in each shade 200 Kilograms.
Lab dip for colour matching within 10 days for 6 part cones.
Lead time for development for complete yarn - shade - 21 days.
Lead time for business supplies within 30 days from the date of receipt of L/C.
Container quantity of 7 tons possible with maximum of 6 shades.
Yarn confirms to complete customer requirements as production is initiated against specific orders.
Regular shades are Black - Blue - Navy and Ecru.
We are absolutely familiar with the full range of knitted fabrics and garments. Our Knitting Plant can produce a daily capacity of 10 tonnes of knitted fabrics. All our knitting machines are imported, Mayer & Cie (Germany) and Orizio (Italy). All structures such as Rib & Interlock and fancy designs can be created in these machines. Specifically, Jumberca (Spain) knitting machines for Interlock, Drop Interlock & Auto Stripes, Pailung (Taiwan) knitting machines for Rib, Wheel Jacquard with Lycra, Matsuya (Japan) Collar knitting machines to knit all types of flat knit collars and finally Unitex (Singapore) knitting machines for jersey with 3 thread conversion.
Our dyeing plant processes 15 tonnes of fabrics per day. In addition, our exclusive facility features JEMCO continuous bleaching system from USA. The major advantage with this system is that we get uniform whitening for 10 tonnes of fabric at a time. Our facility also features 23 Soft Flow machines, one Polyester Dyeing HTHP machine, two Winch dyeing machines and one SANTEX finishing machine from Switzerland with a capacity of 10 tons per day. Our 3 Drying machines have a capacity of 32 tonnes per day. Our garment wash capacity is 5000 Pcs per day. Every drop of water we use, is treated, settled, clarified, distilled and re-cycled, making it fit for release to irrigation. We have installed a Reverse Osmosis feed tank plant of the latest technology for this.
We have two Tube Tex compacting machines imported from U.S.A having a capacity of 14 tonnes per day, a Ferraro unit imported from Italy, with a capacity of 6 tonnes and LAFER open width compacting unit imported from Italy, with a capacity of 8 tonnes per day.
Our raising division has an I-KUANG installation from Taiwan with the capacity of 3 tonnes per day and brushing can be done on all variety of fabrics.
Our Sueding division has a MARIO COSTA installation from Italy with the capacity of 2.5 tonnes per day.
In the art of apparel making, the “cut” defines and declares the all important element of “class”. To enable such hallmark of elegance, our department that executes this vital aspect, is manned by Master Cutters and machines of Cutting Edge technology. Our cutting division is equipped with two latest cutting systems “Gerber” from U.S.A with CAM, CAS & CAD and exclusive “Plotting Facilities”. In addition to this we have band knife cutting machines of KM make from Japan, Wastema of Germany and comet from Korea.
Our spreading machine Gerber SYNCHRON 101 is an automatic fabric spreading machine for Tubular, open width & woven cloth and another spreading machine (SE-Mycong) imported from Korea, is an automatic fabric spreading machine only for open width and woven fabrics.
We have 24 placement printing machines M & M with a capacity of printing around 10,000 Pcs per day. Our Rotary printing division is equipped with two machines and Texprint & Stormac of 12 colour options respectively. The total capacity of rotary printing is 10 tonnes per day, offering a complete range of print options like reactive, discharge, pigment, plastisol, high density, flock, rubber etc.
Our Embroidery division equipped with 24 imported machines of the make ZSK from Germany, Barudan & Happy from Japan, Damei from China with 326 heads totally and are capable of delivering 11.1 million stitches per day.
We use two Jacob Muller Elastic Machines from Switzerland for manufacturing inner elastics from 3mm to 60mm and is used for Briefs, Jog Pants, Shorts etc.
Our 2500 imported sewing machines are installed across 11 production units on streamlined working. In terms of production capacity we can produce 65,000 Pcs of Basic T - Shirts and 15,000 Pcs of underwear everyday. Our unique specialty is that we are maintaining 40 production lines exclusively as per “Kurt Solomon Associate’s system”.
Our in-house washing unit is fully eco-friendly with water getting treated at both ends. Our sophisticated facility has multiple wash options such as silicon/stone and enzyme, bio-polish etc.
We have in-house oil-fired boilers providing steam at required temperatures for both pressing and drying. Separate pressing facility for shirts and trousers is also provided.
From production to packing our team of supervisors keeps a constant vigil to see that there are no lapses in the entire process. When it comes finally to packing every garment is checked before packing to ensure correctness.
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In the last four months, about 15,000 people, who were on the roll of closed textile mills in the country, have got satisfactory monetary succour. Most of these mills were closed 10-to-15 years ago and most of these cases (of compensatory packages) were so much complicated, disputed and apparently weak. (In fact, some like that of Maharana Mills of Porbandar were even older — 22 years and more).
Why the sudden influx of action? Thank Jagadip Narayan Singh, the present Textile Commissioner. The 1983-batch IAS officer used the Textile Workers’ Rehabilitation Fund with a lot of efficiency to dole out the workers’ packages. In the process, he wriggled out of many legal tangles rather effortlessly.
Mr Singh’s occupation of the textile commissioner’s office coincides with one of the crucial phases of Indian textile industry’s development. After experiencing resurgence in the last three-to-four years with unprecedented capacity expansion, high domestic production and record exports, the industry presently feels shaken by the fast appreciating rupee. However, the textile commissioner firmly believes that this is a transient phenomenon and “the textile manufacturers would bounce back as the Indian industry did in 1990s, thanks to economic liberalisation and opening up”.
Mr Singh has played a crucial role in the effort that culminated in the launch of a technology mission for technical textiles by prime minister Manmohan Singh. The official had taken a slew of steps to encourage investment in this burgeoning segment of the industry — awareness campaigns, getting funding support under TUFS, setting manufacturing standards for the sector and establishing a centre of excellence for technology innovation. Mr Singh’s proposal for special.
TUFS support to the unorganised sector — powerlooms and garment units — was readily accepted.
In late 2006, massive floods had wreaked havoc in the textile hub of Surat (which is the nerve centre of synthetic textile industry), bringing it to a grinding halt. Mr Singh was at the forefront of the official machinery which did a laudable crisis management job. Over 6,000 units were virtually nursed back to health.
A topper in management studies from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines, Mr Singh has an advice for the smaller players in the industry: consolidate or go for niche products or do value addition.