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I have over 20 years of experience working in the textile industry. I am skilled in problem solving, data analysis, quality and new product design. I am knowledgeable in textile processing from fibre, spinning, weaving, non-woven fabric formation and finishing of wool, cotton and synthetic blended products. I can help you reduce off quality, enhance product performance and determine the root cause of problems.

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BSc Textile Technology
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Worked on development of different types of yarn structures. Designed a novel system which enables to have yarn structures developed using melt blown non woven process. Utilized non woven structures to create leather products, utilized bio materials and various other materials to create wound dressings. Experience with creating woven and knitted products using anti static materials.

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A fellow of the Textile Institute Manchester, C Text, FTI, am a qualified Textile Technologist with B. Text Specializing in Spinning and an M.Sc in Total Quality Management. A lead Auditor from BSI, am working as a consultant and as an adviser to many knitwear companies in India Nepal and Bangladesh as Technical Director, Mentor and Project Director, for Marketing, Production Control, TQM and Product Development. Introduced and sold the first computerized flat bed knitting machine in India.

Have varied experience in the field of education ranges from writing manuals and grading methods for knitting and sewing machine operators & Fully Fashioned Woolen Garment Manufacturing to many Dissertations & Publications in journals like The Knitting International, ATA Journal China Textile Journal and many national magazines. My Book titled “ A Guide to Fully Fashioned Sweater Manufacturing” is under publication. Can help in setting up of Flat Knit Garment Units anywhere in the world.

 

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Knitting
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CText ATI
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Experience in fiber, yarn, and fabric development for intimates and uniforms.

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CText ATI
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42 years+ professional experience in wool /worsted spinning industry in different countries. Expertise in greasy wool buying selection based on end uses, technical expert in wool scouring, carding, combing/re-combing, spinning (both grey & dyes). Greenfield project implementation, commissioning & successful running at 4 different locations in the globe.

ISO 9001/14001 certification: introduction & establish as management representative (MR) in any textile industry and continue for long period.

Website : www.thewoolgenius.com

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CText ATI BTech
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I have 50 years experience in the Floorcovering industry, holding senior management positions and working in the UK, NZ and USA.

My specialty is Wool, Carpets and Yarn, I have worked for many years in international product development.

I have been an international consultant for the last 7 years working with over 30 clients from 10 countries.

I am also co-founder of the International Textile Flooring Academy an award winning industry training resource.

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CText FTI
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Timir Baran Roy is a graduate from College of Textile Technology, Berhampore (Calcutta University) in the year 1973 and completed his post- graduation (M Text Engineering) from Faculty of Technology & Engineering, M.S.University, Baroda in the year 1979.

Specialized in the field of fiber and yarn spinning with a carrier spanning over 36 years in the industry having wide range of experience from production to marketing across cellulose, synthetic fibers and textile machinery.

He has successfully completed few projects like Cotton Spinning Plants, Denim Plants (10 million meters each plant), Techno-Economic feasibility studies, Conservation of Energy, Waste control etc in India and abroad.

Practiced maintenance audit, maintenance of QMS, EMS & TPM as a tools to achieve target and establish benchmark. Maintenance is his strength.

He set up a “Textiles” Special Interest Group in India under India National Office & the Textile Institute Head Quarter in Manchester.

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C Text FTI Council Member (Textile Institute) Membership Committee (Textile Institute) SIG Textile – Chairman Hon.Secretary – West India Section Textile Institute (WISTI
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25  years of Production experience in textile industries (fibre dyeing , yarn dyeing, fabric dyeing ) in India and abroad and 12 years experience in senior position in Dyes Marketing in India. He has worked in all big textile houses like Birlas (both Aditya Birla and K K Birla group) Reliance, Raymond (Kenya) Churchgate Group (Nigeria), GSL Ltd, (formerly Gujarat Spinners Ltd), LNJ Bhilwara (RSWM) Group and Hindprakash Lonsen Industries, Ahmedabad, Colorant Ltd, Ahmedabad in various senior capacities.

In the year 2007 he was also awarded CCol FSDC and CText FTI. In the year 2008 he was awarded the FTA from the Textile Association of India & FIC from the Institution of Chemists, Kolkata. In the year 2009 he was awarded the FIE from the Institution of Engineers (India). He has implemented many new technologies which has given benefits to the textile industries. He was awarded  the FICS   from Indian Chemical Society (India) in 2007 . Received the Fellowship Award (FIIChE) from Indian  Institution of Chemical Engineers (India) on 27 th  December 2017. Received the Fellowship Award  (FAIC) from The American Institute of Chemists, Inc.315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA (USA) on December 11 th ,2017.

He has been admitted Council to The Royal Society of Chemistry as a FELLOW (FRSC, UK) in 2017

He is a senior member of American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists . He was the National Vice-Chairman, Textile Association (India). He was the Chairman of WISTI (Western India Section of The Textile Institute,Manchester (2010-2013). He was the Vice President of ACTI (2013-2015) Association of Chemical Technologists (India). He was a visiting Professor at Wuhan Textile University,China, Institute of Chemical Technology,Mumbai (Prof Nabar Endowment Lecture 2014-15)

He has contributed to more than 309 papers in textile journals, having international circulation and presented more than 81 technical papers in various seminars in the country and abroad. He has written 7 books (Textile Dyes & Dyeing, Textile Technology, Textile Processing, Textiles & Environment ,Textile Dyes, Textile Dyeing and Sarees of India) He has travelled to various countries e.g. Hong Kong, China, Kenya, Australia, Singapore, Nigeria, UK, Bangladesh, Dubai, Germany, Ethiopia, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Thailand.

Presently he is working as Business Head ( Dyes ), Shree Pushkar Chemicals & Fertilisers ,Ltd. Mumbai

Field Of Specialization:

  1. Fibre dyeing /Yarn dyeing /Hank dyeing/Tow dyeing/Top dyeing /Sewing Thread dyeing /Fabric  dyeing  and finishing  (100% Polyester ,P/V & P/W)
  2. Erection and Commissioning of Dyehouse
  3. Cost reduction
  4. New Fibre/Yarn development
  5. Process Control
  6. Effluent Treatment Plants
  7. Computer Colour Matching
  8. Technical Marketing of Dyes and Chemicals
  9. Environmental Impact Solutions
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B.Sc (Hons) B.Sc (Tech)(Bom)M.Sc (Chem),Ph.D (Chem),M.B.A(IMM,Cal)C.Col FSDC (UK), CText FTI ( Manchester ), FRSC (UK)Int Trg (Australia), Sen Mem AATCC (USA), FAIC (USA), FIC, FTA, FICS, FIE, FIICh, MISTE (INDIA)

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M.Eng (ManuSysEng), B.Sc.Eng (Hons), Dip.Comp., CTex, ATI, AMIESL
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Having graduated from University of Madras in Chemistry in 1980 and received the Associateship (CText ATI) from The Textile Institute in 2015. I have worked in various fields of textile wet processing segments such as woven fabrics of all blends, knitted fabric, yarn dyeing, printing, terry towel processing, silk processing and also worked in the area of technical textiles. Analytical problem solving, standardisation of process, conducting trials, executing projects, product developments are the key result areas. Also, exposed to the field of marketing textile dyes and chemicals when associated with Dystar India Private Limited, for a period of eight years. Also, served as an external faculty in AADTT, jointly sponsored by Dystar and Alok Industries, the course was approved by The Textile Institute. Presently heading the wet processing section of Gimatex Industries Private Limited, situated in Dholka, Ahmedabad, Gujarat state, India.

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CText ATI
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International business consultant with extensive knowledge of technical textiles including synthetic fibres, spun and filament yarns, weaving and end markets. Excellent contacts in China and India. Over 30 years experience in new start ups and managing businesses in the UK and overseas. Proven direct sales and marketing roles.

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BA hons in Textile Management from University of Leeds
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I have extensive hands-on experience of designing, setting up and running modern, efficient, textile wet processing plants in the UK as well as S. Asia and Africa.

In addition I have undertaken many smaller projects for companies around the world to improve their quality, efficiency and productivity, by introducing effective process control and production planning and control methods, and retraining/motivating management and staff, plus where necessary, selecting and introducing new equipment and technology.

I have also assisted retailers and buyers in sourcing suitable product and resolving specific technical problems within their supply chain production.

Whilst I have excellent all round experience of most aspects of textile manufacture my specific areas of expertise are in continuous processing especially dyeing and printing.

Previously I held a variety of senior position within the UK textile industry, lastly being production director of a vertical household textile manufacturer, this entailed day to day responsibility for all manufacturing, including spinning, weaving, processing and stitching.

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CText FTI
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Full detail of background available on request. Please email: tiihq@textileinst.org.uk for more details

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CText FTI
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I have 40 years experience in high volume jeans manufacturing and laundry of jeans. I also have experience in knitted hoodies and polos manufacturing dyeing and finishing. I have a good knowledge in garment dyeing including pigments and fabric dyeing. Extensive experience in international garment chemical sales and application and as quality control, technical manager in high volume manufacturing of 100K per week. I am a trained industrial engineer which enhances the analytical approach to resolving problems.

Functioned as a consultant in many countries in a variety of positions to improve processing and quality, washing consultancy with dry work processing. This involved throughput and reduction of seconds for export.

Currently fully employed in start up company on chemical innovations to the textile sector.

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CText ATI
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Respected, driven and technically gifted textile technologist and engineer, with a broad range of experience in technical and engineering management in textile manufacturing, including the design and build of processing machinery to support the unique needs of clients and corporate organisations. Widely recognised as an industry expert and innovative engineer; brings a ‘can-do’ approach, lateral thinking, vast knowledge of fibres, yarns and fabrics and a keen business acumen from founding and running a successful limited company. Adept at statistical techniques and analysis of complex data and instigates effective change management processes that delivers major business improvements, streamlines activities, reduces costs and positively impacts the bottom line. Receive continued acclaim for outstanding work performance and ability to rise to challenges and get the job done.

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BSc Hons
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Expertise in Textile Spinning – Project Management, Manpower Utilization, Technical Training, Skill Development, Functional Training, Cost Management, Recruitment Cost Reduction, Data Analysis, Attrition Management, SOP Development, Waste Management etc.

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Diploma in Textile
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I am part of the team in my capacity as the CEO at Blackstone Synergy Consulting group Limited that provides business transformation solutions to multiple domains inclusive of textiles and the allied products in the value chain.

We are providing solutions in engineering, energy, process controls for high end quality and for achieving productivity in cotton, polyester and man made fibers processing for yarns; both in greige and fiber – dyed states as well as for melange processing in yarns, knits and woven structures. Solutions are also provided for the fabric processing in the aspects of energy, liquor controls and for achieving the color resolution concomitant with the dye affinity, color fastness and abrasion properties.

Our business transformation models apply machine learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques for promoting decision trees for the management of the enterprises in yarns, fabrics and processing value chains besides technical textiles.

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CText FTI
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Paula’s passion for advancing Apparel and Textiles sustainability & international supply chain management of SME’s, international private & listed fashion retailers and procurement agencies (including government), spans 30 years; across a range of disciplines; including product development/standards/certifications, sourcing & pricing strategy/operations, logistics, market regulation, product safety, ethical sourcing, sustainability, governance & risk.
She was admitted as a Fellow of the Textile Institute (UK) in 2010, for her contributions to industry on progressing the Chemical Product Safety agenda.

Paula’s inherent understanding of international supply chain functions and ability to build strong supply relationships allows her to take a full aerial view of how a business operate and deliver an innovative common sense approach to ensure smoother, more sustainable operations.
With her strong background in International Supply Chain Operations, Paula’s consulting focus is increasingly in supporting businesses to develop their Sustainability Strategy. Currently, she is studying Sustainability Management at Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership, University of Cambridge (UK), & for her Master of Environment & Sustainability at Monash University, Australia. To keep her industry knowledge current, she attends relevant conferences globally; first in 2019 is “Sustainable Apparel & Textiles Conference” Amsterdam. https://www.innovationforum.co.uk/conferences/sustainable-apparel-and-textiles-conference

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CText FTI
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Chris Whitehouse is the managing director of Select Services, a textile restoration and textile consultancy company created in 1982.

With over 20 years’ experience in textile restoration, laundry and dry cleaning, Chris Whitehouse is able to offer an unrivalled level of knowledge and expertise to the disaster restoration sector. The services his company provides:

  • Textile Consultancy – Professional advice and guidance on the textile part of insurance claims such as values, replacement costs, indemnity values, probable restoration success rate, salvage values, etc. to aid decisions in the appropriate course of action required
  • Textile Restoration – Cleaning and restoring all types of textiles (incl. clothing, bedding, curtains/window dressings, footwear, bags/holdalls/rucksacks, luggage, stuffed toys, etc.) after incidents such as vandalism, fire and flood to domestic and commercial claims

We can be instructed by insurance companies, loss adjusters, loss assessors, DR contractors, claims management companies and building contractors on any claim they are dealing with that has textiles involved.

The company’s office is based in the Midlands and we are able to travel nationwide providing our consultancy service.

Through our network of textile restoration partners strategically located throughout the UK, we are also able to offer our cleaning/restoration service nationwide which includes collection, onsite inventory, professional cleaning/restoration service, delivery and rehanging of curtains if required. Best of all we guarantee all our cleaning/restoration with our promise “if it doesn’t come clean we don’t charge!

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BSc Hons
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Chris has a strong background in developing and delivering cutting edge technical textiles projects and solutions. With over 30 years’ experience in the technical textiles sector, he is keen to support organisations globally, wishing to develop strategic business opportunities especially in the composites sector. As R&D Manager of the largest independent carbon weaver globally, he has introduced many products and processes into the sector. His expertise is demonstrable, having setup new carbon weaving cells, developed 3D weaving cell (carbon composites) and having the responsibility for every aspect of implementation. He has helped SME organisations research strategic opportunities in the technical textiles sector and provided in-depth implementation strategy. His support for large global organisations resulted in the development of innovative woven solutions (subsequently patented) and he also supports Research organisations who wish to develop cutting edge processing capability.

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CText FTI MSc BSc Hons City & Guilds Broadloom Weaving Levels 1,2&3 Intelectual Property masterclass – Growth Accelerator Programme Developing an Innovative Organisation – Growth Accelerator Programme Presentation skills – EEF The Manufacturers Organisation Lean Manufacturing – Lean Learning Academy Bae Systems Project Management – Association of Project Management FMEA – Ford FMEA training
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CText FTI
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I am a technical dyer with over 25 years experience in the industry. During my career I have worked in the speciality yarns and automotive sector latterly being involved in technical sales for processing machinery. I enjoy networking and working with fellow professionals both nationally and internationally.

Current Initiatives for textile consult are :-

  • Development of an outsource Colour manager service for independent retailers and fashion brands.
  • Subject Matter Expert services for all areas on dyeing and finishing.
  • On going training programs in all areas of textile processing, for your company delivered inhouse and aimed at your buying and QA teams.
  • Active best practice & insights coach (Gerson Lehrman Group) and collaborated on several projects with major consulting companies (McKinsey ,BCG, Bain etc)
  • Consultancy and auditing for best practice/ process optimisation including cleaner production initiatives

I hope you find the above interesting, if you would like to know more about how I can be of service to your business. I encourage you to contact me.

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CText ATI
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Pattern Cutting – where good design becomes, and manufacturing begins…..

The frustration of sealing a garment for manufacture has increased in recent years as fashion designers have become more distanced from the pattern-cutters and garment-makers who actually construct their styles. Pattern amendments are filtered through other personnel and the actual pattern cutter is unable to discuss uncertainties directly with the designers. In response, pattern counsel offers a series of services specifically aimed to help the pattern-room, solving problems, training personnel and advising on all aspects of the pattern production.

  • Pattern Cutting Coaching for Technique and Fit
  • Block Making
  • Specification Writing
  • Grading
  • CAD & Card
  • Garment technology
  • Based in London but willing to travel

Maggie has over 30 years experience as a pattern cutter and grader working with designers from couture to high street, and is a specialist in all aspects of pattern making.

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BA Hons
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I am a Chartered Textile Technologist with many years quality work experience where I obtained an in depth wide spectrum knowledge on Textiles: education, training, consultancy, commerce, industry, retail trade.

I am able to offer the following areas of expertise:

  • Successful lectures in Textile Technology based subjects: professional development programmes, commercial textiles, bespoke training programme, access courses. Products development for fashion industry: performance, quality, end uses.
  • Reviewer for textile technology based topics (Elsevier Publisher, Oxford, England)
  • Commentator for PhD thesis on textiles (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
  • Contemporary well developed knowledge on textiles: innovation, manufacturing technology, sustainability, green issues, fair trading.
  • Specialist in carpets: production, manufacturing technology, sales personnel training, sales, merchandise, display, estimating and planning, customer care, retail administration. Bast fibres/Jute technology.
  • Well planned lectures for textile science/technology bases topics to non-technical terms whenever applicable.
  • Excellent knowledge for developing textile syllabuses, lesson planning, and examiner for textile technology based subjects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of textile manufacturing process: cotton, man-made fibres, blend, bast fibres/jute, spinning. Weaving: fabrics, carpets- Axminster, Wilton, Tufted. Scouring, bleaching, dyeing, printing, finishing.
  • Feasibility study for textile manufacturing industries: selection of machineries for traditional and hi tech systems, market potential, economy, human resources.
  • Quality management, testing bases on BSI/ ISO directives
  • Effective working knowledge with people of various nationalities and cultures.
  • Member of the Discover Natural Fibres Initiative (DNFI). Working for the promotional activities for its current diversified uses for bast fibres: biotex composites, geotextiles, biodegradable products.
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CText ATI BSc PG Dip
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From 1972, Mr Croskell studied textiles at Coventry Technical College and in 1978 graduated in textile technology and science from Bradford University. He was awarded the Associateship of The Textile Institute and became a chartered textile technologist in 1980 and in 1997 was awarded the Fellowship of The Textile Institute. He began as laboratory chemist and colourist for Courtaulds Ltd; attached to the Teklan Plant, afterwards holding the post of Technical Officer for Courtaulds Ltd; Northern Spinning Division at their Central Technology Department in Oldham, Lancashire.

From 1981 he was employed by Perivale Gutermann Ltd as technical supervisor of production. In 1986 Robert joined SGS as principal technologist and has spent much time involved in the study of textiles subjects and the effects of detergents on textile structures. He has held various roles at SGS and in 2002 took over as senior consultant of textile services globally and amongst other duties, acted as general technical consultant for the Group worldwide.

He lectured at the London Institute for short courses and at degree level and also for the Licentiateship of the Textile Institute (LTI).

Robert has prepared reports for hundreds of actions and has given oral evidence as expert witness on more than 40 occasions.

Most recently, he has become qualified as a lead auditor for ISO 17025 laboratory technical audits and for health & safety at work and corporate responsibility. Additionally he audits production factories against retailers’ own audit schedules to ensure they meet with their customers’ high standards.

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CText FTI BTech
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Over 35 year’s working experience in Asian countries; strong in product development, merchandising and production functions; Well connected with production and material resources; able to help refinancing and restructuring business to success.

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CText FTI PhD FCMI
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Over fifteen years management experience of wholesale, retail for Mainland China and Asia including Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines. Mass retail and brand management, licensee business, manufacturing sourcing and distribution across Asia.

Able to work as consultancy for Hong Kong. Mainland China and other Asia including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand are negotiated.

Wide management experience in supply chain, retail buying, range plan from development to merchandising, wholesale and retail operation.

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Ctext ATI MA in Clothing Merchandiser PgDip in Marketing Communication Accredited Mediator, HKMAAL
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World class makers, solution providers and experts for wire mesh, technical textile, engineered cloth & functional fabrics as well as selvedge denim, tubular structure weaving.

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LTI
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