The Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles (ATNT) 2009 conference, a collaborative conference between the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology and Texas Tech University, the US, discussed the current crisis situation in the Indian textile industry. The conference was organized by the Sathyamangalam and delegates from the US, Italy, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Iran, China and Egypt attended it. The conference covered topics such as advancements in natural and synthetic fibers, machinery and instrumentation, as well as developments in spinning and other processes. Special emphasis was made on nonwovens, technical textiles and cotton as these are very critical for the growth of the Indian textile industry. The nonwovens and technical textiles are directly related to the economic growth, rise in income levels and improvement in the life-style of the masses. Shortage of cotton, lack of weaving and other technical textile machines, and export dependency are some other major concerns of the Indian textile industry.
|Number of pages||4|
|Specialist publication||Textile Magazine|
|State||Published - Jan 2010|