Dr. Umer Farooq. Ph.D. in Textile Machatronics from University of Leads, UK M.Sc. University of Leads, UK Chartered Textile Technologist. 8 years Research and Teaching Experience Specialization: Yarn Spinning Topic Innovation in Textiles: Trends and Challenges. INNOVATION IN TEXTILES:
Innovation in Textiles: Trends and Challenges
Trends and Challenges
Dr. Tahir Shah
CMRI, University of Bolton, UK
Dr. Umer Farooq
University of Management and Technology, Lahore
competition from low-wage countries
of new textiles will be able to create stability in this sector
driving innovation in high-tech textile products
expansion of the traditional textile industries, both in terms
of supply and production
demand for new products are changing the textiles market.
“Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure"
Research Based Ideas
W.Chan Kim & Rene Mauborgne, “Think for yourself – Stop Copying a Rival”, Financial Times, 08-11-03
ADAPTATION AND MARKETING
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (Including market research)
Investment in Innovation
Consumer Benefits and Satisfaction
New Products/ Processes
More Jobs More Goods Higher GNP
Annual Sales (US$ Bn)
Machine construction 800
Information technology 2850
LEADERS IN INNOVATION: Industries
Flexibility: Small batches, Just in time
Dynamic properties, Anti-microbial
Self-cleaning, Smart textiles, Comfort
Water use, Energy use
Chemicals, Working conditions,
Nanotechnology deals with the science and technology at dimensions of roughly 1 to 100 nanometers (nm).
1 Billion Nanometres = 1 Metre
100 nanometers presently is the practically attainable dimension for textile products and applications.
The nature of nanotechnology research and development suggests that nanomaterials production is going to impact every industry, including textiles.
Smallthingscan create bigbusinesses !!!
Nanofibres and Fibres containing nanoparticles
Added Value Textiles
Finishes and coatings of nano-based materials
A Pakistani Textile Industry Perspective
Source: Textile Commission Organisation -TCO / Central Statistics Office, Pakistan
Pakistan Textile Industry: A snapshot
Exports US $ 10.211 BN (62.1% OF TOTAL EXPORTS)
Manufacturing 46% OF TOTAL MANUFACTURING
Employment 38% OF TOTAL LABOUR FORCE
GDP 8.5% OF TOTAL GDP
Contribution to R&D RS 263 MILLION (<0.05% of Textile exports!)
Innovation Index of selected countries in a study conducted in 2009 of 82 countries across the world. Patents data are averaged over 2004-07 and expressed as patents per million population for each country- Economist 2009
Innovation Performance Index of selected countries over a period of 5 years (2009 to 2013)
CMRI Bolton University:
Examples of Current Innovative R&D
Pakistan Textile Industry: The Way Forward
- Surely a losing strategy.
Pakistan Textile Industry: What is needed?
Pakistan Textile Industry: Some Specific Actions
> Targeted workshops/training programmes
> Technical textiles
> Medical Textiles
> Effluent minimisation and treatment/disposal
Innovation: Industry-University Interaction
Surely Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition.