Vishakapatnam A Potential Zone for Technical Textiles Says Govt

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Vishakapatnam A Potential Zone for Technical Textiles Says Govt


December 13 , 2017


Handlooms and Textiles Secretary I. Srinivas Srinaresh announced that the State government had identified Visakhapatnam as a potential zone for technical textiles with special emphasis on medical textiles due to warehousing and port facilities. Medical textiles are textiles used in hygiene, health and private care as well as surgical end use. These are obtainable in woven, knitted and non-woven structure based on the area of application. Medical technical segment includes textile products for hygiene, hospitals, personal care and surgical applications. Products like diapers, sanitary napkins, disposables, contact lenses and artificial implants come under this. Srinaresh said once medical textiles were promoted in a big way in Visakhapatnam, it would give scope for investment in ancillary units. He said technical textiles would have multiple applications in defence, agriculture, construction, aviation industry and environmental protection.

He said the textile policy of Andhra Pradesh (2015-20) was offering a slew of incentives to investors, adding that establishment of AP MedTech Zone-a medical devices manufacturing park on the suburbs of Visakhapatnam would attract lot of medical textile units.