Tirupur to get tech mission centre soon

LN Revathy Tirupur | Updated on November 25, 2017 Published on April 30, 2014

The much-awaited Knitwear Technology Mission Project Centre in Tirupur is expected to see the light of day very soon.

The project, aimed at promoting product and fabric diversification and ushering in value addition across the apparel value chain is expected to be launched on May 6.

The ₹13-crore mission centre will help the industry develop innovative apparel for sportswear, swimwear and a variety of performance wear, mainly from man-made fibres such as polyester and nylon, A Sakthivel, Chairman, KTM, told reporters on Monday.

With most countries eying high fashion wear from manmade fibre yarn, KTM could be a boon for the exporting community. We have imported the latest Tricot Warp knitting machine from Germany. The industry can make good use of this machine for their sampling needs.

The Apparel Export Promotion Council has mooted the KTM project centre in Tirupur, he said and added that the Council had recently discussed with the officials in the textiles ministry the scope for expanding the centre and sought some funds as well.

The centre would impart training and offer consultancy services in the field of knitting, processing, garmenting, fashion designing, testing, new product development among others.

Published on April 30, 2014
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