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Three-day 18th International Textile Asia Exhibition which was organised jointly by Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) and E-Commerce Gateway Pakistan ended successfully on Monday. The event attracted $375 million investment to Pakistan with signing of various memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with foreign companies for joint ventures with local companies.

Vijay Textiles a Hyderabad based manufacturer of home furnishing fabric to take home fabrics to the doorstep of customers has launched a new initiative first of its kind "Furnishing on Wheels" through a vehicle with a sales representative, a tailor and a technician along with design catalogue. The concept is being test marketed in Hyderabad and regions around the city.

The Maharashtra government is planning to set up nine textile parks in the northern cotton-growing regions of the state as there is ample cotton growing in northern Maharashtra and there is no value addition and through value added products they aim to supplement farmers’ income, said Subhash Rajaram Desai, industries minister of Maharashtra.

India needs to double the income of cotton farmers and non-farmers associated with the cotton industry by 2022 in addition to raising cotton productivity and improving its quality, the country’s textile commissioner Kavita Gupta said recently. The planned second technology mission on cotton would make that possible, she told cotton researchers in Nagpur. 

PITTSBURGH, PA — September 20, 2017 — Textile manufacturers often rely on high-performance materials to create innovative solutions. Among these are polyurethane materials, which play an integral role in transforming fabrics used in everyday applications. To this end, Covestro offers a variety of polyurethane materials that provide comfort, sustainability and durability for medical textiles, apparel, footwear and more.

A delegation from the Hi-Tech Group, a state-run Chinese company dealing in textile and energy generation machinery, has expressed a keen interest to start joint ventures (JVs) to modernise and upgrade Pakistan's spinning mills and make them cost efficient and competitive. The six-member delegation is on a five-day visit to Pakistan from September 17.