Laboratory

 

Textiles Committee has the largest chain of 17 textile testing laboratories across India, out of which 14 are accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025.  As per Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) of International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (ILAC),   the test reports issued by these laboratories are recognized by major importing countries.  Textiles Committee was the first to open at 9  major textile centres to test eco parameters after the impose of ban on certain carcinogenic azo dyes by Germany and other European countries.  The ECOMARK scheme of BIS has been developed in collaboration with laboratories of Textiles Committee.  The laboratories were primarily set up to cover the mandatory requirement of the union government as per Textiles Committee Act 1963 as mentioned below: 

  • Undertaking, assisting and encouraging Scientific and Technological research in textiles Industry, under Section. 4(2)(a) of the Act
  • Establish or adopt or recognize standard specifications for textiles and packing materials used in packing of textiles or textile machinery, under Section 4(2)(c) of the Act
  • Establishing laboratory and test houses for the testing of textiles, under Section 4(2)(f) of the Act
  • Providing for testing of textiles and textile machinery in laboratories and test houses, under Section 4(2)(g) of the Act

Provision of Testing under Different Acts

Laboratories are rendering testing & Technical services as per following different provisions of Central Government. 

  • Textile (Consumer Protection) Regulation, 1988;
  • Textile (Development and Regulation) order, 1993
  • Handlooms (Reservation of Articles for production) Act, 1985
  • Commercial testing of Textiles (Amendment) Regulation 1995 under Textiles Committee Act
  • After promulgation of German ban for harmful Aryl amines (Azo Dyes),  testing for ecological parameters were established during 1996 – 97 
  • DGFT Notification No. 3 (RE-2001)/97-02 dated 31.03.2001 amended by DGFT notification 29 (RE) dated 28 January 2004, for presence of banned Aryl amines and other parameters aiding classification. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the clearance of Export and Import consignments [PDF]507.91 KB
  • Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India notification No. 26/2004-09, to test imported consignments of wool and woolen products.

The chronological order of setting up of laboratories is as below. 

Sl. No

Location

Year of Establishment of Laboratory

Year of Accreditation

Mech & Chem.

Eco

1

Mumbai

1969-70

1995-96

1994-95

2

New Delhi

1973-74

1995-96

2000-01

3

Chennai

1973-74

1996-97

2002-03

4

Coimbatore

1973-74

--

2002-03

5

Kanpur

1974-75

--

2005-06

6

Madurai

1975-76 (Under PPP since 2004)

7

Kolkata

1975-76

2014-15

2006-07

8

Ludhiana

1981-82

1996-97

2005-06

9

Bangalore

1983-84

2001-02

2002-03

10

Ahmadabad

1984-85

---

---

11

Jaipur

1991-92

1996-97

2005-06

12

Tirupur

1994-95

1995-96

2000-01

13

Karur

1994-95

2003-04

2002-03

14

Hyderabad

1994-95

---

2005-06

15

Cannanore

1996-97

1996-97

2002-03

16

Guntur

2000-01

---

2006-07

17

Panipat

2009-10

---

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18

Jhodhpur

(Closed down during 2007)

19

Nagari

2002-03 (Closed down during 2011)

20

Bellary

(Closed down during 2012-13)

 

Following are the details of the Sr. officials posted in the Laboratories of Textiles Committee. They may be contacted for any service related to the laboratories  :

Sr.

 

Details of the Sr. Officials

1

 

Kartikay Dhanda

Director(Labs)

Ph 022 66527719

dlab[dot]tc[at]nic[dot]in

tclabmumbai[at]gmail[dot]com

2

 

Dr. K. S. Muralidhara

Jt. Director(Labs)

 22 66527542

texcomlabmurali[at]gmail[dot]com

3

 

S.G.Pathy

Jt. Director(Labs)

022 66527625

sgpathy[at]gmail[dot]com

4

 

G.M. Fairoze

Dy. Director(Labs)

022 66527544

gmfairoze1957[at]yahoo[dot]com

5

 

K.Selvaraj

Dy. Director(Labs)

0421 2202500 tclabtirupur[at]gmail[dot]com

6

 

Dr.P.Ravichandran

Dy. Director(Labs)

80 22208010

tcblr[at]dataone[dot]in

7

 

B.S. Patil

Dy. Director(Labs)

044 24640740

rotcchennai[at]gmail[dot]com