JP Modatex is promoted by Mr Jindas Pukhraj Jain, having experience of yarn trading & manufacturing since 1983 (35 years) and have successfully co-promoted Pukhraj Virchand / Samosaran Yarns Pvt Ltd and Mr Rakesh Kumar Sharma (M,Tech), who has a strong background in yarn manufacturing & trading since 1986 (31 years).

JP Modatex’s state of art manufacturing unit at Silvassa commenced its production in October 2016 and has a strong sales and marketing network covering Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Surat, Ichalkaranji and propose to expand into Bhilwara, Tirupur  / Erode, Amritsar / Ludhiana.

The product mix of JP Modatex is of speciality cellulogic based yarns Modal, Lyocell, Linen, Cotton & Blends of all these. Focusing on dress material, shirtings / suitings, home textiles – weaving / knitting with count range from Ne 10s to Ne 60s. With a sharp focus on excellence, consumer-driven innovation and a series of technological collaborations, JP Modatex aims to establish themselves as a key producer of premium quality yarns in western India. We did a tete-a-tete with the Designated Partner of JP Modatex, Mr Jindas Jain, and this is the gist of the conversation.

 

Please tell us in brief about the J P Modatex group:

We have an experience of more than 35 years in yarn manufacturing and marketing. Presently we have 17,000 spindles in production and additional 18, 000 spindles are proposed within this financial year.

 

What is your present product mix?

We produce speciality yarns for premium apparels fabric manufacturers for exports and domestic market.

Our speciality is in Modal, Lyocell, Linen blends.

 

 What was your criteria for selection of machines for your project?

We were in search for latest technology machines which were most energy efficient in their class. We have a vision that India shall remain an export hub for garments. International retailers are looking for best quality products from India. We saw a trend that in last few years that our customers were buying the latest weaving and knitting machines. It was always at the back of our mind that the yarn sold by us would have to perform well on those hi-tech machines and therefore there should be no compromise from our side when deciding our machines.

 

With these criteria how did you decide to buy Savio winders?

We co-promoted RG Spinning Mills, Erode where we had a good experience on Savio Orion machines and later the Savio Polar winders on PC yarns. This time we needed winders which would run best on cellulosic and synthetic blends. We had the first look at EcoPulsarS winder at ITMA 2015,  Milan. We were impressed by the three features it had. First, the Suction on Demand system provided which reduces energy costs. Second, was the Duo Air Feeding system which gives best quality splicing strengths compared to any other winder in the market. The third and the most important feature of Savio EcoPulsarS winder is its scalability through which we can add drums if required in the same machine. These were very important feature which tilted our decision in favour of Savio EcoPulsarS.

 

At present how many Savio winders do you have?

We have 12 EcoPulsarS with 30 positions each. All machines are running to the full satisfaction of our production and maintenance teams. The efficiencies achieved by the machines and the quality of yarn produced is of the highest levels which are as desired by our consumers. Recently there is a change in requirement of our product mix and due to the scalable feature of the machine we are adding 2/4 positions each to our link winders. This would not have been possible if we had purchased any other brand of automatic winder. We are proud that we made the right decision of buying EcoPulsarS.

 

How was your experience with A.T.E. during the sales negotiations?

A.T.E. is a well-known brand in India with many world class manufacturers already in its basket. It was a pleasure to work with the sales team of A.T.E. who catered to the finer details during finalisation, deliveries and after sales service too. It was a win-win situation for us.

 

Will A.T.E. feature in your future expansion plans?

As informed, we are adding 18,000 spindles this fiscal and we are buying Truetzschler blow-room/cards and Savio Pulsars Link Winders.

 

 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:46

Supercapacitor Fibers Developed

Supercapacitor fibers that can serve as power source for wearable technologies has been recently developed.

 

A team of scientists from Deakin University, Australia has spun 2-dimensional “MXene,” into fibrous strands, which can be a power source for electronic gadgets. The scientists from the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University envision that one day clothing items such as trousers containing the supercapacitor fibers can help charge a mobile phone by just slipping into pocket areas in trousers that have these MXene fibers.

 

The new development comes from the process improvement where MXene, which is commonly not spinnable, when integrated with graphene sheets evolved as fibrous strands.

 

The team has been working on the process improvement to get spinnable strands for three years, led by Associate Professor Joselito Razal at Deakin. Energy gets stored at the microscopic spaces of the MXene-graphene fibrous strands.

 

According to Shayan Seyedin, a researcher in the Deakin team, this supercapacitor fiber can be an alternative to bulky batteries for charging gadgets.

 

The supercapacitor fibers showed high capacitance and electrical conductivity with good strength and flexibility, enabling them to be made into wearable clothing. The next task for the researchers is to make the structures more flexible and washable.

 

MXene offers good metallic conductivity and electrochemical properties and hence attracts researchers to develop new technologies using this material such as wearables.

 

The research has appeared in a recent edition of Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

 

Cost, washability and durability are challenges that need to be overcome in wearable electronics. However, due to novel applications and limitless opportunities for R & D in this field, wearable electronics attracts multidisciplinary researchers.

 

 

 

By: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, USA

COTTON USA will show the global home textile industry WHAT’S NEW IN COTTON™, includingfive new innovative technologies to drive sales growth, at its booth in Hall 8.0 / Stand D 63at Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, from 9-12January 2018.

 

“Innovation is one reason that COTTON USA has become the cotton the world trusts,” CCI Executive Director Bruce Atherley said. “At Heimtextil, ourgroundbreakingWHAT’S NEW IN COTTON™ section will showcase innovative technologies that will inspire brands with new ideas for cotton and cotton blended fabrics. The objective is to inspire everyone in the textile business to think about the many opportunities in U.S. cotton.

 

COTTON USA invites attendeesto visit the booth to learn about its collaboration with leading brands and retailers around the world, as well as how to license the COTTON USAMark, which quantitative consumer research proves is of high value to consumers and can drive both preference and higher prices.

 

Additionally, COTTON USA will highlight U.S. cotton’s sustainability, quality, transparency and premium value, as well asthe findings of current market and consumer studies and its ongoing Sourcing Programs that match U.S. cotton buyers and suppliers throughout the supply chain.

 

 

At COTTON USA, we’re dedicated to providing the entire supply chain with networking opportunities, ongoing education, and the latest research and technological innovations,” Atherley added.“It’s a part of the premium value we are proud to offer to the entire industry.”

Customers are particularly demanding if the textile has direct contact with skin. Since 1992, OEKO- TEX® has offered textile testing for harmful substances using independent laboratory tests. Yet customer consciousness towards textiles is constantly expanding and nowadays other questions are increasingly influencing purchasing decisions: Was this bedding produced under socially responsible and safe conditions? Were these towels produced by an environmentally friendly company? The MADE IN GREEN label answers all the customer’s queries with a clear and simple “yes”. It is only issued for textile products that have been tested for harmful substances according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and that also originate from sustainable production facilities following the requirements of the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification (STeP stands for “Sustainable Textile Production”). “If customers consider the MADE IN GREEN LABEL, they have the opportunity to make a sustainable purchase decision for themselves, fellow human beings and the environment” explains Georg Dieners, General Secretary of the OEKO-TEX® Association.

Although the label was only introduced in 2015, numerous home textiles are now labelled with MADE IN GREEN, the clear commitment to improving product safety and ecological and social production conditions. This includes mattress toppers and incontinence support, hand towels, bedding and pillows from the companies Amidex, Dibella, Loftex, Setex, and Adam Matheis GmbH und Co. KG with their brand Schlafgut (Sleep Well), just to name a few.

The MADE IN GREEN label offers consumers a level of transparency that was previously unattainable. Each label has a unique product ID or QR code. With this, customers can trace the production of the respective product directly in the shop via their smartphone. A brief scan of the QR code provides answers, among others, to questions such as: In which production facility along the textile chain was this textile produced? In which countries did production take place? This creates trust and offers customers an additional opportunity to inform themselves directly about products and compare them to one another when buying textiles. The MADE IN GREEN label, introduced in spring 2015, is therefore a compelling sales argument, particularly for brands and retailers with an affiliated supply chain that market to health conscious and responsibly minded customers.

To simplify the selection of MADE IN GREEN labelled products for retailers and companies, OEKO- TEX® provides the OEKO-TEX® Buying Guide free of charge at www.oeko-tex.com/products. The tool provides support with the sourcing of raw materials and products, as well as in the selection of cooperative partners and suppliers along the textile chain. OEKO-TEX® thus offers companies and retailers a complete system based on highly coordinated and integrated labels and services. Those wishing to obtain an overview in person can speak directly to the OEKO-TEX® experts from several member institutes at the Heimtextil exhibition 2018 in hall 8.0, booth D96.

Far greater consumer awareness on what can and cannot be flushed is required, according to a Water UK report released today that explores the impact of wipes and personal care items on UK sewer systems.

 

The analysis of over 50 sewer blockages confirmed that the “majority of the sewer blockage material recovered comprised of non-flushable wipes that are not designed to be flushed.” Baby wipes (that are never marketed as flushable) were the biggest non-flushable culprit, accounting for 78% (by weight) of identifiable products. Surface wipes, cosmetic wipes and feminine hygiene products (none of which are designed to be flushed) accounted for approximately 20%. Less than 1% was identified as products designed to be flushed.

 

The study, the biggest in-depth study of sewer blockages in the UK, was conducted throughout the summer of 2017 by Water UK, a membership organisation representing the major water and wastewater services, with further support and funding from the UK Government Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and EDANA, a trade association representing the wet-wipes, absorbent hygiene and nonwoven industries.

 

The report recommended a renewed and concerted effort to raise awareness among consumers on the correct disposal of wipes. EDANA has long promoted the use of a distinct ‘do not flush’ symbol for all non-flushable wipes and disposable absorbent hygiene products. First introduced in 2009, a revised industry Code of Practice for the labelling of wet wipes was announced in February 2017, stipulating the prominent positioning of the symbol on the front of packaging. EDANA members have committed to implementing this by October 2018. This initiative echoes some of the key conclusions and recommendations of today’s report: that consumers were “unaware of the ‘do not flush’ advice on the non-flushable wipes packaging” and that “manufacturers and retailers of non-flushable wipes (should) provide responsible disposal information in their advertising and awareness campaigns

 

Marines Lagemaat, Scientific and Technical Affairs Director of EDANA, said: “we are glad we could contribute to the study and welcome the recommendations of the report. This initiative demonstrates the benefits of cross-industry cooperation and we look forward to working further with waste water organisations. It is clear that further outreach to the public is needed on this issue, and we trust we can draw attention to the improved labelling with further awareness campaigns about the proper disposal of these products.”

 

Water UK’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Rae Stewart, concurred that further outreach to consumers was needed. “There are things that water companies can do, such as improve education about what should and shouldn’t be flushed. There are things manufacturers can do, such as make labelling clearer on non-flushable products. And, of course, there are things individuals can do – which is bin the wipes rather than flush them.”.

 

Rachel Dyson of Anglian Water and chair of Water UK’s sewer misuse network, agreed: “It seems obvious to dispose of used items such as sanitary pads, tampons, and baby wipes in the bin, however there are many reasons why people flush, such as habit. It is important that industry and waste water bodies work together to make it easier for people to identify which products should never be flushed and raise awareness of the importance of why these products should be binned not flushed”.

 

EDANA is committed to improving consumer awareness on this issue and to working with all concerned parties to help alleviate the strain on sewers and reduce blockages in the UK and the rest of Europe and beyond.

 

 The Italian training center for textile machinery opened in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT). ACIMIT president Alessandro Zucchi commented, “The training center provides a further opportunity to consolidate the presence of Italy’s textile machinery sector in this emerging market.”

 

Following the signing of an agreement between the project’s main partners, the Italian Trade Agency and HCMUT (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology), the inauguration ceremonyof the Italian technology training center for textile machinery in Vietnam was held in April 2016, with the participation, amongst others, of Alessandro Zucchi and Raffaella Carabelli, respectively president and past president of ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, partners in the project together with PISIE (International Polytechnic Institute for Industrial and Economic Development).

 

Financed by the Ministry for Economic Development, as part of the Extraordinary Program for the promotion of Made in Italy – Country Project Vietnam, the project intends to support the development of the local textile industry through the realization of a technology center, specifically for the production of men’s socks and hosiery, outfitted with a complete line of Italian machinery and equipment. Notable participants in the project were the following Italian machinery manufacturers: BELLINI, FADIS, GAVAZZI, LAWER, LONATI and MESDAN.

 

The inauguration ceremonyfor the training center unfolded within the context of the Business Mission in Vietnam, held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from 27 to 29 November, and included the presence of the Italian Vice Ministry of Economic Development Ivan Scalfarotto, as well as Madame Ambassador Cecilia Piccioni and the President of the Italian Trade Agency Michele Scannavini.

 

 

“With the start of operations for the training center,” states ACIMIT President Alessandro Zucchi, “our sector lays the groundwork for further business opportunities in an emerging market for the entire global textile machinery industry.” Indeed, the Vietnamese market represents the 8th largest destination for Italian exports, with a total of 49 million euros in machinery exported in 2016, and a 53% increase over the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period for 2016. Textile machinery by far constitute the primary export sector to Vietnam among the various machinery types represented in FEDERMACCHINE, the national federation of associations of manufacturers of capital goods.

Net sales were up 37% (YOY) to Rs. 414.98 crore in Q2 FY 18

 

Financial Highlights

(Rs. Crore)

 

Q2

H1

 

FY 17-18

FY 16-17

FY 17-18

FY 16-17

Net Profit 

16.33

16.41

32.64

32.40

EBITDA

63.66

48.77

124.51

97.19

Net Sales

414.98

302.63

838.68

603.12

EPS (Rs.)

3.35

3.37

6.71

6.66

 

December 11, 2017: Nandan Denim Limited (NDL), has reported a net profit of Rs.16.33 crore for the second quarter ended September 2017 as against net profit Rs. 16.41 crore in the corresponding period of previous year. Net sales for the Q2 FY 18 were at Rs. 414.98 crore higher by 37% over corresponding net sales of Rs. 302.63 crore. Company reported healthy EBITDA and PAT margin in Q2 FY18 at 15.34% and 3.93% respectively. EPS for Q2 FY 18 stood at Rs. 3.35 (Face value of Rs. 10 per share). 

 

For the six months ended September 2017, company reported a net profit of Rs. 32.64 crore against a net profit of Rs. 32.40 crore in the corresponding period last year. Net sales in first half of FY 2017-18 at Rs. 838.68 crore were higher by 39% compared to Rs. 603.12 crore in the first half of previous fiscal. For H1 FY 2017-18, EBITDA margin stood at 14.84% and PAT margin at 3.89%.

 

Commenting on company’s financial performance, Mr. Deepak Chiripal, CEO, Nandan Denim Limited said“Despite headwinds, performance for the quarter has been satisfactory striking good balance between revenue growth and delivering greater efficiency. The benefits of optimizing business post expansion are beginning to emerge.”

 

Company has informed stock exchanges that Mr. Vedprakash Chiripal, Chairman, Nandan Denim Ltd. has bought 9.10 lakh shares of Nandan Denim Ltd. from open market during the quarter.

The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) has organized its Annual Export Award Function on the eve of Thursday, 14th December 2017 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai. Smt. SmritiIrani, Union Textile Minister will present the awards to the textile exporters. Every year the Council recognizes the role played by exporters by giving out awards in different categories. This year the Council is distributing forty nine awards in thirty two different categories, including the coveted Platinum trophy for the highest global exports.

 

Leading textile companies like Welspun Global Brands Ltd, Vardhman Textiles Ltd., Alok Industries, Trident Ltd., Arvind Ltd, Loyal Textiles Mills Ltd., Lahoti Overseas, Premier Spg and Mills among others are some of the recipients of these awards.

 

ShriUjwalLahoti, Chairman – TEXPROCIL stated that The Council is the international face of Indian textiles, a one point stop for those who wish to source textiles from India. It has 3000 members who are engaged in the exports of cotton textiles including yarns, fabrics and home textiles including made ups.

 

For the period 2016-17, the Council members exported US$ 10.7 billion worth of cotton textiles of which cotton yarns were US$ 3.35 billion, cotton fabrics about US$ 2.05 billion and cotton made-ups of approx. US$ 5.3 billion. The Council has targeted US$14 billion worth of exports for the current financial year i.e. 2017-18.

 

Under its many ambit of activities, TEXPROCIL promotes exports through buyer seller meets, participation in trade fairs, in depth market studies and by leading delegations to explore potential of global markets. TEXPROCIL also assists the Ministry in formulating policies to promote textile exports.

 

TEXPROCIL’s awards are recognized world over by textile importers and hence exporters attach high importance to these awards.

 

DLF Shopping Malls, which has been consistently disrupting the retail ecosystem in the country, has taken the consumer experience to a next level, solving for one of the most critical consumer pain points in retail, entailing their visit or commute to the Mall and back to their home.  

Urban lifestyles, exemplified by paucity of time & busy schedules, puts genuine constraints on consumers to experience the irreplaceable touch & feel of the vibrant retail experience of shopping, cinema, entertainment, food, enhanced by the various experiential events around art, music, culture & fun curated within our DLF Shopping Malls. 

Ms Pushpa Bector, EVP & Head – DLF Shooping Malls, “DLF Shopping Malls is delighted with the tie-up with Uber. The partnership offers our consumers a very convenient access to all our malls for the forthcoming shopping season. Commuting to our malls at a super-subsidized rate ensures that our consumers get to visit DLF Shopping Malls as many times as they want, during this festive.”

Uber & DLF Shopping Malls, have joined hands together, leveraging on the technology prowess of Uber and the Retail expertise of DLF Shopping Malls, to provide millions of consumers at DLF Shopping Malls, a one-of-its-kind convenience to commute to their nearest DLF Shopping Mall and travel back to their homes, by launching a super-subsidized promotional campaign for next 75 days, stating 1st December 2017 and valid upto 15th February 2018.

For next 75 days, the consumers can travel to their nearest or any of the DLF Shopping Malls, at super-subsidized rates for their favourite UberGo rides:

Period of Offer: 1st December 2017 – 15th February 2018

Applicable Days & Timing: 11am – 5pm everyday

Eligibility: 'For all rides to and from DLF shopping malls within a distance of 9km.'

1.       DLF - Mall of India, Noida:  Rs.109/- for 15km, for all to & fro rides

2.       DLF – Promenade, Vasant Kunj: 69/- for 9km, for all to & fro rides

3.       DLF – The Place, Saket: 69/- for 9km, for all to & fro rides

4.       DLF – CyberHub: 69/- for 9km, for all to & fro rides

Harshavardhan Chauhan, Central Head of Marketing at DLF Shopping Malls, “It’s our constant endeavour to provide our millions of consumers at DLF shopping Malls, with an impeccable consumer experience, making shopping & in-mall experiences a delightful engagement, through disruption & innovation in technology & convenience partnerships. We are glad that Uber has endorsed this vision and has joint hands to solve the Commute-Commerce for consumers in the country. “

Prabhjeet Singh, General Manager, Uber India (Delhi and North India) “Encouraged by strong rider demand as well as deep understanding of the local economy needs, we have partnered with DLF to offer a seamless, convenient and reliable travel option to urban commuters. This alliance is another step in our efforts to encourage shared transportation assets and limit private cars on the Delhi's roads and alleviate the acute congestion and pollution in the capital. By leveraging the mutual synergies of urban mobility and urban commercial spaces through such smartly integrated and seamless solutions.”

adidas announced the launch of ‘shop-in-shop’ outlets at Lifestyle stores to strengthen its consumer outreach in women’s category. It inaugurated the first such outlet today in MGF Metropolis, Gurugram in the presence of renowned boxing athlete Nikhat Zareen,  actress Sanya Malhotra and musician Monica Dogra. The adidas women’s apparel products will be available in 16 Lifestyle stores across Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore.

The association aims at reaching versatile women across India and inspire them to reinvent their routine, create their own path and make a difference in their lives. With this partnership, customers will have access to high-quality apparel, for fitness and athleisure, which will help them in setting new personal benchmarks in their respective fields.

Speaking on the association, Sean Van Wyk, Sr. Marketing Director, adidas Group India said, “We are pleased to introduce Shop-In-Shop outlets in association with Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd. for our women’s product category. The partnership with Lifestyle will strengthen our reach across cities and make adidas accessible to a larger set of women. adidas believes in encouraging women to take up sport and fitness and with such initiatives we hope to bring this cultural change to the forefront. We look forward to a meaningful association between both the brands.”

The announcement was followed by a high octane Zumba session hosted by India’s leading Zumba Zin, Shwetambari Shetty and the Cult Crew. This fun workout session witnessed participation from women across all age groups who celebrate the adidaswomen’ spirit of #NeverDone.

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