Archroma forms education partnership with textile institute in India

Archroma forms education partnership with textile institute in India

7:59 AM, 22nd February 2016
Archroma forms education partnership with textile institute in India
Inauguration ceremony on 11 February in presence of (left to right): Alexander Wessels, CEO of Archroma; Anjani Prasad, Archroma’s head of sales, textile specialties, Archroma India; prof A I Dr Wasif, professor in textile chemistry, former principal of DKTE and prof C A Patil, Dean of DKTE.

REINACH, SWITZERLAND: Archroma said that it has entered into a 5-year partnership agreement with Dattajirao Kadam Technical Education Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute (DKTE) based in Ichalkaranji, a city in India, aiming at sharing Archroma’s globally recognized expertise in the area of technical textiles & nonwovens with the institute’s faculty and students.

Alexander Wessels, CEO of Archroma and prof (Dr) P V Kadole, principal of DKTE announced the partnership on 11 February in Mumbai.

Archroma will provide training sessions, as well as technical support and guidance to the students of the institute. DKTE’s students will have access to some of Archroma’s technical laboratories in India and Switzerland for projects, experiments and trials.

The students will also benefit from access to a range of functional products with application and performance characteristics critical to the industry, allowing them to gain hands-on training and help develop innovative solutions for new industry entrants. The DKTE’s faculty has already expressed special interest in Archroma’s NuvaN water and oil repellent solutions, Pekoflamnon-halogenated flame retardant, sanitized antimicrobials, Appretan solutions for textile strength and flexibility, or Hydroperm hydrophilisizing agent.

“At Archroma, we continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable. With this partnership, we want to take a new approach to knowledge sharing and help to prepare a new generation of textile experts to the opportunities and challenges of our industry,” said Anjani Prasad, head of sales, textile specialties, Archroma India.

“Our institute and centre of excellence for nonwovens will be an interface between the industry and consumers in order to improve article effectiveness,” said Kadole.

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