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Product & Machinery Development

  • Woven arterial prosthetic graft for human implantation
  • Two-for-one twister
  • Decorticating machine
  • Kapas purifier
  • High speed reels
  • Six – spindle mini ring frame
  • 12 testing instruments
  • Break – through in production of yarns from Pineapple leaf fibre
  • Jute cotton yarn

Development of Decision Tools

  • A single composite index expressing fibre properties of cotton (FQI)
  • Equations to predict yarn quality from cotton properties
  • Methodology for productivity assessment in spinning mills
  • Criteria for capital investment
  • Mathematical expression relating operational parameters to costs and profits
  • Indicators of health and sickness of spinning mills
  • Norms for quality and productivity
  • Development of mobile apps for textile machinery audit, testing services (LIMS) and SITRA Norms


  • SITRA’s contribution in productivity has enabled universal adoption of 7 days a week and 24 hours a day working in SITRA member mills
  • SITRA member mills record the highest spindle utilization in the world
  • Introduction of concepts for the industry like HOK, OHS, OHSAM, UKG, PI and MPEI
  • International training programmes for foreign nationals (68 programmes completed with a total of over 1700 participants)
  • 72 patents
  • Implementation of double hank plain reeling (DHPR)
  • 766 publications comprising research reports, mill control reports, focus, trends, Books and monographs
  • Over 1000 research papers published in International and Indian journals
  • Over 50,000 copies of norms for productivity and quality sold