SWATRIC, the start-up by the researchers from the IIT Delhi’s Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering, has collaborated with the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) and Flag Foundation of India to develop a top-notch and advanced textile solution for the national flag of India.

It will allow Indians to fly the national flag, year around, without needing to worry much about wear and tear due to climatic factors.

In this regard, a MoU was recently signed between the FITT, IIT Delhi and the Foundation to execute the associated research and development activities via the start-up.

It is the need of the hour to help manufacturers with a proper standardisation and core subject knowledge or skills on technical yarns and fabrics to improve the quality of the flag fabric,” said Prof. Bipin Kumar, Textile and Fibre Engineering Dept., IIT Delhi and Mentor, SWATRIC.

Developing Appropriate Technologies in Textiles.

“We have always been facing a challenge of obtaining good quality flags. It is indeed a proud moment for us to work with IIT Delhi’s experts on developing appropriate technologies, which are relevant to the country’s pride,” said Major General (retired) Ashim Kohli, CEO, Flag Foundation of India.

It is pertinent to mention here that SWATRIC is working to develop state-of-the-art technologies to help Indian domestic textile and garment industries commercialise new and competitive categories of the smart and functional products.

“The Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering at IIT Delhi has been constantly working in the field of smart and functional textile projects, actively supporting the National Technical Textiles Mission to empower Indian Textile sector through ‘Make in India’ technologies for various applications ranging from geotextiles, defence, sportswear, smart wearables, medical, composites, transport, protection, packaging, etc.,” said Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi.