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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.

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. 

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. 

Grasim Industries Ltd, a flagship company of Aditya Birla Group, has bagged the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified biobased product label for its dope dyed fibres—Birla Spunshades. Third-party verification for a product's biobased content is administered through USDA BioPreferred Program that aims to increase the purchase and use of such products.

The 48th edition of the Filo yarns and fibres exhibition will focus on sustainability. The exhibition is scheduled to kick-off from September 27 in Milan. This year, there is an increase in the number of registrations with over 90 Italian and foreign exhibitors expected at the international trade event that will showcase top range of yarn collections.

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.