LMW unveils solar-powered mini ring frame for yarn

August 12th, 2016

Lakshmi Machine Works Limited (LMW), based in Coimbatore, India, has unveiled a solar-powered “mini ring frame” to produce yarn. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, LMW partnered with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to design and develop a mini ring frame that would benefit the khadi (handspun and hand-woven cloth) […]

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Silkworms spin a colorful yarn

February 7th, 2014

Chemists in India have cut a step in the silk-dyeing process by developing an eco-friendly method that allows silkworms to spin fluorescent, colored silk: they feed the worms dyed mulberry leaves. The worms have been spinning white fibers since silk was first processed some 5,000 years ago in China; conventional coloring processes produces potentially harmful […]

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Textile conference set for Mumbai Oct. 1–2

September 19th, 2013

Information on research in fibers, finishes, technical textiles and nonwovens will be featured at an international conference in Mumbai, India, co-organized by U.S.-based American Association of Textile, Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and Bangalore, India-based TecniTex Nonwovens Pvt. Ltd. During the two-day event, 36 presentations will be made. The conference provides plenty of opportunities for the […]

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