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TAI, Mumbai Unit Activities : Post event report of Hybrid Lecture

The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit organized the Hybrid Lecture on “Improved Sustainable, Environment Friendly, Green Technology for Textile Dyeing using Supercritical Fluid” at TAI Mumbai Unit Office on 22-07-2022, which was presented by Dr. Swapneshu Baser, Managing Director, Deven Supercriticals Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Rajiv Ranjan, President, The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit welcomed the speaker and participants.

Mr. G. V. Aras, Trustee, The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit gave the introduction of the speaker.

Dr. Swapneshu Baser  in his presentation said that Deven Supercriticals, India (DSPL) has developed innovative Supercritical (SC) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) based dyeing and finishing technology that is uniquely suitable for not only man made (polyester, nylon) but also for natural (cotton) and blended textiles. Further, it uses conventional dyes (No special dyes required) and recipe as used in the conventional process, to get the desired shade BUT without use of water in the dyeing process. This innovative process shows improved dye utilization, makes scale-up easy and has less than half dyeing time vis-a-vis prior-art SC CO2 based dyeing processes. There is no need for reduction clearing for polyester, cotton with no salt, urea added, dyes blends in a single step, reduces overall auxiliary chemicals. Thus substantially reducing the pollution, water and energy load. This has truly made the SC CO2 technology viable, versatile and very efficient.

Mr. A. V. Mantri, Hon. Secretary, The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit proposed the Vote of Thanks.

Mr. Haresh B. Parekh was the Convenor of this Hybrid Lecture.

This Hybrid Lecture was an excellent, informative and was a quite enlightening academically and business potential to change the face of the dyeing process using supercritical fluids. Indian textile industry must absorb and adapt this new innovative technology.

This event was very successful with the presence of the participation both physically and virtually. There was good interaction between the speaker and participants who asked many questions and the same were promptly answered by the speaker.   

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