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AID TO DECENTRALISED SECTOR

THREE POWERLOOM SERVICE CENTRES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED AT:

THE SERVICES INCLUDE:

Training to the Weavers, Jobbers and Maintenance and Management Personnel.
Technical Guidance to Improve Quality, Productivity and Product Diversification.
Trouble shooting, Loom Tuning, Overhauling of Machines and Maintenance Services.
Testing Important Properties of Yarn and Fabric to Evaluate their Quality.
Designing Services through our Computer Aided Designing Centres established at Solapur and Ichalkaranji.
Eco-testing through our Eco-lab Set up at Ichalkarnji.
Assistance in Conducting Workshops, Seminars, Corner Meetings, Group Discussions on Subjects of Tropical Interest of Powerloom Owners.
BTRA also Conducts number of Entrepreneur Development and ISO (EDISO) Programmes to Educate and Upgrade the Knowledge of the Powerloom Owners.

DEVELOPMENTS

Hand Operated Hank Dyeing Machine
Hank Sizing Machine
Low Cost Upgradation of Shuttle Loom for Pirnless Weaving for Higher Productivity and Fabric Quality.
Number of Attachments / Systems to eliminate Imperfect Mechanical Linkages of Purn Change Automatic Looms to Reduce Fabric Defects.
Upgradation of Terry Towel Manufacturing.
Video Cassette in Hindi Covering All Aspects, Illustrating Correct Work Practices for Powerloom Weavers and Precautions to be Taken During All Stages of Weaving.

SILK SECTOR

Chemical Finishes and Treatment Developed to Impart Soft Handle, Luster and Silky Appearance to Mataka, Spun Silk and Other Non-mulberry Silks.
Microprocessor Based System Developed For Silk Testing and Grading Which Includes:
Denier Meter for Sizing Test.
Digital Warp Reel Controller.
Speed Controller for Winding Machine.
Winding Analyser.
Dyeing and Novel Printing Processes Developed to Meet High Standards of Fastness and Aesthetic Characteristics.

JUTE SECTOR

Extensive Work Has Been Done For Reviving This Sector.
Polymeric Finishing of Jute Textile.
Standard Nonwoven Carpets For Jute & Jute Blends.
Grist Strength Elongation Tester – A microprocessor-based system to test the tensile properties of jute yarn.
Computerized Twist Tester for Jute.

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