Literature, Standards, Information Technology
It will be essential to set up infrastructure for IT in technical textiles. Many of the specifications, directives, literature, books, etc. are very costly and most of the manufacturers will not be able to afford them. Such IT facilities should be created centrally for dissemination to the concerned users.
Strategy should be to fix up a target of 10% - 12% of global market in next 10 years. Accordingly, the planning should be made to ensure the inputs and to offer a congenial environment, both regulatory and fiscal, to achieve the target of almost about US $ 6-8 billion share in the global technical textile market in next 10 years or so.
To fulfil the social objectives of providing cheaper and efficient products like shelters, protective clothing etc. to the masses in the event of disasters like flood, draught, earthquake etc. Logistically, it will also be easier and convenient to position such products more speedily than conventional material.
SASMIRA’S ROLE IN TECHNICAL TEXTILES
SASMIRA has been working in this emerging area of textiles for the last 10 years. A series of seminar, workshop, training etc. has been conducted by SASMIRA over the period, and with its concerted effort, technical textiles have found a place in the New Textile Policy of the Government of India. Accordingly, SASMIRA has made the following endeavors towards supporting technical textiles development in the country: