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Long staple natural fibre pilot plant Inaugurated at NITRA

In the sidelines of NITRA’s 45th Annual General Meeting, a long staple natural fibre pilot plant at NITRA was inaugurated on 25th September, 2021. Hon’ble Chairman of NITRA Shri Dinesh Nolkha, MD, Nitin Spinners Ltd. performed the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony along with Shri Raj Kumar Jain, Dy. Chairman, NITRA & MD, Zonac Knitting Machines (P.) Ltd. and other dignitaries were graced the event.

Also present on the occasion were other council members, noted academicians and industry stalwarts such as Shri Sandeep Hora, Prof. R. Chatopadhyay, Shri R. C Kesar, Shri Arindev Sarpal, Shri Tarun Gaur, Shri Gaurav Nagpal, Shri Rajeev Agarwal, and Shri Santosh Singh. Dr. Arindam Basu, Director General, NITRA, took invitees to a round of the new lab and demonstrated some hi-tech machines that are installed.

The main function of this lab is to spin yarns from long fibres such as Flax, Hemp, Ramie etc. This system will help entrepreneurs in exploring potential in long fibers like flax, hemp, ramie, nettle etc. This spinning system consists of sophisticated machines such as hackling machine for short fiber removal and individualization of fiber, a series of 5 draw frames for parallelization and drafting, roving frame for drafting and twisting, ring frame for final yarn conversion. This whole set up is established in NITRA to promote innovation and providing the right facilities and support to textile industry.

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