2020 TextileFuture NEWS TELEGRAMME (Part 1)

Dear Readers, instead of presenting you each news item since December 20, 2019 up to today lengt we offer you a sort of TextileFuture News Telegramme with the most important news and some very popular features, such as Awards, Personalities and Economic items and company news, in order that you are updated.


Dindayal Gupta, Chairman Emeritus of Dollar Industries conferred with West Bengal Hosiery Association ‘Hall Of Fame’ Award

Mr. Dindayal Gupta, Chairman Emeritus, Dollar Industries Ltd, a pioneer in the hosiery industry received the West Bengal Hosiery Association ‘Hall Of Fame’ Award from Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development Government of India, for his extraordinary contribution in the textile industry. With more than five decades of experience in the hosiery business, his vision and efforts have translated into the continuous upward growth for the company.

Mr. Dindayal Gupta, Chairman Emeritus, Dollar Industries Ltd received the West Bengal Hosiery Association ‘Hall Of Fame’ Award from Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development Government of India for his extraordinary contribution in the textile industry

“I feel honoured to receive this prestigious award. The Indian knitwear industry which started in a small scale during the formative years of my career had expanded into the global markets with great success. Dollar always had a brand-driven approach, from having Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador to maintaining superior quality of the products, offering more choices in terms of products, sizes, styles and colours and expanding the categories from Men’s innerwear to Children and Women’s wear as well, thus redefining the very concept of hosiery and  innerwear. Today, Dollar has migrated from being a hosiery brand to an apparel brand with a wide variety of product portfolio. I dedicate this award to our entire team for providing stupendous effort and constantly upgrading and innovating over the years,” said Mr. Dindayal Gupta, Chairman Emeritus, Dollar Industries Ltd.

This one-day conference was hosted by West Bengal Hosiery Association affiliated to Bharat Chamber of Commerce to commemorate 125 years of Knitwear industry today. With speakers and experts drawn from both national and international textile machine manufacturing companies, the discussions and information shared were manifold.

Dollar Industries Ltd, today amongst the top three hosiery brands enjoys a 15 % market share in the branded hosiery segment in India. It has got listed in both NSE & BSE, and is today amongst the top three hosiery brands in India. Dollar is headquartered in Kolkata and has four manufacturing units in Kolkata, Tirupur (TN), Delhi and Ludhiana. The company has 13 branches in Tirupur, Delhi, Jaipur, Patna, Ranchi, Indore, Cuttack, Vadodara, Nagpur, Bangalore, Agra, Ludhiana, and Raipur. Dollar has its presence in all states across India and is present in more than 95,000+ MBOs.

Mr. Dindayal Gupta, Chairman Emeritus, Dollar Industries Ltd received the West Bengal Hosiery Association ‘Hall Of Fame’ Award from Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development Government of India for his extraordinary contribution in the textile industry.



BASF strengthens its business with water-soluble polyacrylates for use in household and commercial cleaning products and industrial applications

With a single-digit million-euro investment, BASF has enhanced the flexibility of its water-soluble polyacrylate production plant at the company’s Ludwigshafen site, Germany, and slightly expanded capacity. The upgraded plant is now operational, enabling customers in the household and commercial cleaning products, as well as for chemical and formulator industries to benefit from the expanded capacity in specialty chemicals.

“High-performance water-soluble polyacrylates and copolymers are an indispensable component of our customers’ formulations. With this investment and our applications expertise, we are supporting our European customers in their efforts to boost their market growth with differentiated products,” said Soeren Hildebrandt, Senior Vice President, Home Care, I&I and Industrial Formulators Europe at BASF.

Water-soluble polyacrylates and copolymers are marketed by the Care Chemicals operating division under the Sokalan® brand and have numerous applications. Sokalan® PA and Sokalan® CP grades are used in the household and commercial cleaning products industry for water softening and in various technical processes, for example to prevent fouling. As dye transfer inhibitors, Sokalan® HP grades protect fabrics from discoloration during washing. Sokalan® NR grades represent the latest class of polyacrylates whose narrow molecular weight distribution makes them highly effective mineral dispersing agents.

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the leading global supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry, and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets.


At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S.



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ISKO becomes the first Turkish mill awarded with the prestigious OEKO-TEX® STeP certification

Fostering Responsible Innovation™ through the development and implementation of best practices, the company fulfilled the certification’s strict requirements, relying on six different modules to assess important areas of production.

After becoming the first company in the world awarded both the rigorous EU Ecolabel and Nordic Swan Ecolabel, ISKO has recently reached another important milestone in its long-standing responsible journey: it has become the first Turkish denim manufacturer awarded with STeP by OEKO-TEX® modular certification system.

The certification results in a powerful tool to implement the company’s Responsible Innovation™ approach. This mindful and holistic vision tackles environmental and social responsibility to reach the goal of a 100 % sustainable and ethical denim production, based on three main pillars – creativity, competence and citizenship.

It is within this already responsible setting that this certification highlights where even better choices can be made, aiming at implementing responsible production processes in the long term by assessing six different areas of production conditions. These are Chemicals management, Environmental performance, Environmental management, Social responsibility, Quality management and Health protection and safety at work: together they provide an overall analysis that documents ISKO’s responsible commitment in a clear and complete way.

STeP integrates the independent verification system DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®, allowing to determine the status of chemicals management and wastewater quality in compliance with the goals of the Greenpeace Detox Campaign.

“Responsibility and innovations go hand in hand, at ISKO,” explained Senior Sustainability and CSR Executive Ebru Ozkucuk Guler, “To be awarded with such a prestigious certification is proof, that one has to look at the big picture: sustainable actions need to involve and take into account the entire value chain, in the long run, considering not only production steps but also the development of a healthy and safe work environment. It is the perfect ending to a very fulfilling year, we are eager to see what 2020 will bring.”

ISKO™, the leading ingredient brand on a global level, is the first denim producer in the world to be recognised with the Nordic Swan and EU Ecolabel certifications. The company has a production capacity of 300 million meters of fabric per year with 2000 high-tech automated looms. ISKO has a global presence with offices in 35 countries, and is part of SANKO TEKSTIL, the textiles division of the SANKO Group. The SANKO Group is one of the largest conglomerates in the world, active in a wide range of sectors from construction and energy, to packaging, financial services, health care and education. It is also a major investor in renewable energy, including hydroelectric and wind power plants.

ISKO is a trademark of SANKO TEKSTIL.

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