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Coir Board to use natural dyes

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Kochi , Oct. 20

THE Coir Board in collaboration with the Department of Textile Technology and Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, has developed natural dyes with fast colour penetration for use in the coir products to suit the consumer preferences in the European and US markets.

The Union Minister of State for Defence, Mr O. Rajagopal, inaugurated a popularisation programme of natural dyes at a function presided over by Mr Ramesh Chennithala, MP, on Sunday at the CCRI, Kalavoor in Alapuzha district.

The Board had organised a workshop-cum-demonstration of dyeing of coir with natural dyes in association with the IIT, New Delhi on Friday at the CCRI for the benefit of the industry and trade, according to an official press release here on Saturday.

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