A global leader in color and specialty chemicals, Archroma and DKTE Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji for Technical Textiles (DKTE), based in Kolhapur, India, have entered into a fice-year partnership aiming at sharing Archroma’s globally recognised expertise in the area of Technical Textiles and Nonwovens with the Institute’s faculty and students.
Under the partnership, Archroma will provide training sessions, as well as technical support and guidance to the students of the Institute. In particular, DKTE’s students will have access to some of Archroma’s technical laboratories in India and Switzerland for projects, experiments and trials.
Through the new arrangement, the students will also benefit from access to a range of functional products with application and performance characteristics critical to the industry, allowing them to gain hands-on training and learning, and help develop innovative solutions for new industry entrants. The DKTE’s faculty has already expressed special interest in Archroma’s Nuva® N water and oil repellent solutions, Pekoflam® non-halogenated flame retardant, Sanitized® antimicrobials, Appretan® solutions for textile strength and flexibility, or Hydroperm® hydrophilisizing agent.