Nonwovens Training Course In India Attracts 150
The Cary, N.C.-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) recently hosted its first Nonwovens Training Course in Mumbai, India. More than 150 attendees came from research organizations, academia, government and Indian nonwovens and textile companies.
"Our objective was to help companies be aware of nonwovens and technical textiles and to encourage companies to begin converting operations in India," said Rory Holmes, president, INDA. In addition to Holmes, Lori Reynolds, director of administration, INDA; Mallyah Marimuthu, INDA representative in India; and Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, were present at the opening ceremony.
"INDA was warmly welcomed in India by all segments of the textile industry, and the Indian industry is looking forward to establishing a win-win relationship with INDA," Ramkumar said. INDA also seeks to establish its first branch office in India (See "Good Times Ahead For India," www.TextileWorldAsia.com, May/June 2007). "There is a real interest in INDA membership as this country experiences an increasing need [for] the benefits that nonwovens and technical textiles bring," Holmes said. "Our goal is to educate the Indian market about these products and to interest foreign companies in becoming involved in this emerging market."
INDA is currently planning to conduct a technical and marketing conference in Mumbai in October 2007.
Good Times Ahead For India : Successful inaugural nonwovens workshop for INDA-India