FAISALABAD: The experts of the National Textile University (NTU) have successfully developed a new machine which consumes 20% to 30% less energy due to the introduction of a new innovative heating and dying system.
The machine was developed by the experts of the NTU Dr Yasir Nawab and Muhammad Ayub Asghar after detailed research and hectic efforts. The aim to introduce such a machine is to save energy and to carry out the processes of sizing and dying in the textile sector more efficiently.
While giving details of the newly-developed machine, Dr Yasir Nawab told The Express Tribune, “One of the most important aspects of dying, processing and sizing of the products is heating which consumes huge energy and enhance the cost of the products.”
He added, “The machine has been developed with funding from the Pakistan Science Foundation and is the need of the textile industry.” He said the new machine will prove vital in making the operational system more efficient and safe for the staff concerned. “The increasing trend in the cost of production of cotton fabrics is a serious issue owing to which the quality of products is affected,” Dr Nawaz maintained.
He pointed out, “We have also decided to join hands with the private sector, especially with the All Pakistan Sizing Industry Association (APSIA) and Faisalabad Chambers of Commerce & Industry Association (APSIA) and Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) to devise a way for changes in the existing sizing industry for energy saving.”
He revealed a detailed meeting was held with the office bearers of the APSIA and FCCI in which it was mutually decided that NTU will examine the existing sizing recipes and standardise them using newly-developed sizing machine so that the cost and quality of sizing may be improved.
“We are inviting the concerned managers of the private sector in the sizing and processing units to visit the weaving department of NTU with an aim to join hands to make sizing industry cost and energy efficient.”
He said that FCCI leaders visited the weaving department and held a detailed discussion on utilising the lab scale sizing machine for the benefit of the industry.
He claimed, “Various private sectors involved in the sizing sector have contacted us for making changes in their heating system with the replacement of the machine and heating system evolved by the NTU.” He said, “We will provide assistance to the textile industry for overall benefits of the national economy.”
Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2017.