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Archroma to provide training and support for DKTE students

Archroma will provide training sessions, as well as technical support and guidance to the students of the Institute.

22nd February 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Reinach

Sustainable, Industrial, Medical/Hygiene

Archroma, a leader in colour and specialty chemicals, and DKTE Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji for Technical Textiles, have entered into a five-year partnership aiming at sharing Archroma’s expertise in the area of technical textiles and nonwovens with the Institute’s faculty and students.

The partnership was officially announced at a ceremony held on 11 February in Mumbai in the presence of Archroma’s CEO Alexander Wessels and DKTE’s Principal Prof (Dr) P.V. Kadole.

“At Archroma, we continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable. With this partnership, we want to take a new approach to knowledge sharing and help to prepare a new generation of textile experts to the opportunities and challenges of our industry,” commented Anjani Prasad, Archroma’s Head of Sales, Textile Specialties, India.

Support and guidance

Under the terms of 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.

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.

Special interest

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, and Hydroperm hydrophilisizing agent.

DKTE College, Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur, India. © DKTE

“Thanks to our collaboration with Archroma, our Institute and centre of excellence for nonwovens will be an interface between the industry and consumers in order to improve article effectiveness,” said Prof (Dr) P.V. Kadole, Principal, DKTE’s Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji.


Archroma is a colour and specialty chemicals company committed to innovation, cost-efficiency and sustainability. Archroma is headquartered in Reinach, near Basel, Switzerland, and operates with approximately 3,000 employees over 35 countries.

Through its three businesses, Textile Specialties, Paper Solutions and Emulsion Products, Archroma delivers specialized performance and colour solutions.

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