BTRA
BTRALaying foundation stone By Dr. Rajendra Prasad Ji
BTRADr. Rajendra Prasad During Inauguration Ceremony
BTRA
BTRA

The Bombay Textile Research Association

BTRA at a Glance

  • Completed 70+ Technical Projects
  • Carried out 300+ type of tests for textile products
  • Credited with 46 Patents
  • Carried out 600+ shopfloor assignments
  • Conducted 550+ In-house & shopfloor Training Programme
  • Library having 20000+ publication
R&D
R&D

The resources of BTRA have been, from the very beginning, efficiently deployed in such areas where maximum benefits accrue to the textile industry. R & D activities at BTRA cover applied and basic research, process and product development, new and frontier areas of technology, operational studies to improve and standardize mill working, testing and consultancy services, energy conservation,etc.

Testing
Testing

BTRA has the necessary infrastructure [sophisticated instrumentation, pilot plants and well equipped laboratories] and expertise to carry out variety of tests on fibres, yarns, fabrics (including technical textiles) to RMG and allied materials and on composites. Besides, it also carries out testing of auxiliaries, chemicals and dyes. Eco-testing...

Consultancy
Consultancy

BTRA over the years is providing solutions to technical and techno-economic problems regarding- Quality, Machine Production, Machine Maintenance, Manpower Complement, Quality Systems, etc. through Shop-floor Investigations in weaving and chemical processing areas. Composite or textile processing industries carrying out bleaching, dyeing, printing, finishing...

Training
Training

The Bombay Textile Research Association [BTRA] conducts training and development activities regularly in textile manufacturing processes and testing of textiles. It offers need based training programmes / refresher courses / basic courses to executives [from marketing / commercial / personnel], students, shop-floor technicians/operators and seasoned technocrats. Also, BTRA offers...

BTRA Advantages

  • More than 60+ years of service to textile industry
  • Research works in the modern technology like Plasma, Conductive, Electro spinning, E-Beam, etc.
  • Testing 25000+ samples every years
  • Centre of Excellence for GEOTECH
  • Pilot Plant Facility for woven, nonwoven processing trial melt and electro spinning
  • Covering area from fibre to fabric

Milestones

1960 - 1980 1960 - 1980
  • 1960 - Standard Engineering Studies to SQC
  • 1975 - Training-Within-Industry (TWI)/ Liaisoning
  • 1976 – Electronics Lab
  • 1978 - Accessories Testing
  • 1979 - Flammability Testing
  • 1980 - Spg.& Weaving Maintenance Audit
1980 - 2000 1980 - 2000
  • 1981 - BTRA Test House
  • 1981 - Energy Audit
  • 1984 - Advance Fibre Studies & Characterization
  • 1989 - CAD
  • 1987 - Non - Woven Pilot Plant
  • 1989 - Powerloom Service Centre
  • 1990 - Polymer Melt Spinning
  • 1991 - ECO -Testing Lab (First in India)
  • 1992 - Modern Electronics Lab
  • 1993 - Polymer Finishing Lab
2000 - 2017 2000 - 2017
  • 2001 - NABL Accreditation (Chem.& Physical Testing)
  • 2002 - Microbiology Lab
  • 2008 - Centre of Excellence (GEO - TEXTILES)
  • 2009 - Conductive Textile Lab
  • 2009 - Plasma Lab
  • 2010 - Business Collaboration FITI, S Korea
  • 2010 - GAI -LAP Accreditation (Geo Textile)
  • 2011 – Defect Analysis
  • 2011 - Apparel Lab
  • 2013 – Sample Weaving Set-up
  • 2016 - Electro Melt Spinning
  • 2016 - Calibration Lab
  • 2017 – Soil Mechanics & Asphalt Testing Lab