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Welspun opens new technical textile plant in Gujarat

The facility will have spunlace and needle punch capabilities, which can manufacture multilayer composites for various applications.

21st March 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Anjar

Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace

“We are entering into an exciting phase of business through these new offerings in technical textiles. The new facility will enhance our product offerings and provide cutting-edge solutions in high-growth areas such as industrial and defence applications,” commented Mr BK Goenka, Chairman, Welspun Group, who presented as part of the inauguration ceremony.

“The new facilities strengthen Welspun’s position as a global manufacturer and underline our commitment to the Make in India initiative as well as the economic development of the region and the country at large.”

According to the Mumbai based manufacturer, the facility will have unique capabilities of spunlace and needle punch lines, which can manufacture multilayer composites for various applications. This advanced and innovative technology will provide nonwoven solutions for high-end industrial applications such as filtration, acoustics, automotive, fire safety, thermal insulation, vibration control, noise control, aerospace, defence and mass transportation.

The initial capacity of the manufacturing unit will be 2,400 MT per annum. Welspun has also invested in a wide range of finishing technologies, which include coating, laminating, dyeing, and printing, to provide innovative solutions; all under one roof.

The company has further invested Rs 100 crore to set up a new automated cut and sew unit in the made-ups segment with a capacity of 10 million units per annum. “The new initiatives are a testimony of Welspun’s commitment in enhancing employment opportunities in the region, particularly for the women workforce,” the company commented.

Welspun India, part of Welspun Group, is one of the leading manufacturers of quality cotton home textiles, as well as maker and supplier of terry towels made from high quality Egyptian cotton and a tier-supplier to a host of home textile makers and suppliers.

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