ATIRA is an autonomous non-profit association for textile research. It is the largest of its kind in India for textile and allied industries. ATIRA was established on 13th December 1947, and started in 1949 after due recognition by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Later it was linked to the Ministry of Textiles. ATIRA is located in Ahmedabad, 900 km South West of New Delhi and 500 km North of Mumbai. It is well connected by air, rail and roads. The ATIRA campus is surrounded by other major educational institutions such as Gujarat University, PRL, L.D. Engineering College, IIM and AMA.
ATIRA membership is voluntary. Of 97 units spread all over India and abroad, 87 are Ginning, Spinning, Weaving, Process Houses and Composite Textile Units and 10 are manufacturers of fibres, dyes, chemicals, instruments, equipments and machinery.
ATIRA has four sources of finance:
Annual Subscription from member units.
Income from services rendered.
Sponsored research from Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Information Technology and other agencies like Gujarat State Government.
|ATIRA is an autonomous co-operative, non-profit association for Textile Research. It has extensive infrastructure: laboratories, pilot mills workshops, library and information services.|
Activities of ATIRA are multifarious. Apart from Research and Development, it offers Consultancy, Training, Testing and Calibration services. ATIRA has 8 Science Technology Divisions,, 11 Laboratories / Service Centers and a Regional Center at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
ATIRA has well equipped Analysis and Testing facilities. Testing services include Fibers, Yarns, Fabrics, Garments, Technical Textiles, High Visibility clothing, Geo-textile, Chemicals, Solid Fuels, Effluents, Drinking water (both chemical and biological), Biological parameters of textiles and Trace analysis of Toxic substances.
ATIRA is having a state-of-the-art Calibration Laboratory for calibration of various parameters required for the industry in production, quality control and testing laboratories.
|ATIRA management and employees of the Laboratories are committed to render satisfactory and timely services to the customers by:|
Process Optimization for improved processed control, leading to better quality, cost reduction and export promotion.
Development of New Products, Processes and Design of New Instruments, Equipments and Machinery with emphasis on Industry/user collaboration/sponsorship as far as possible.
Supportive studies in areas of Environmental Pollution, Management, Human Relations and Policy Aspects.
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