The memorandum will pave the way for cooperation initially for a five-year period.
The partnership will explore innovations in textile research with futuristic visualization to help the textile industry to align with the fast pace of global requirements and evolutions.
Another important aspect of this collaboration will be researched in the field of unsaturated polyester resins in establishing quality and accessible product lines in non-conventional technical textiles.
Both partners will jointly hold sessions to prepare students for the challenges of the textile industry through in-house training sessions, developmental projects, research in textile applications and process innovative methodologies by pioneering value additions.
The students of NTU will also be able to join internship placement programs at Archroma’s Center of Excellence in Karachi.
The memorandum was officially signed at a ceremony recently held in Faisalabad, Pakistan, by Dr. Tanveer Hussain, Rector of NTU, and Mujtaba Rahim, CEO of Archroma Pakistan Limited.
Speaking at the occasion, Mujtaba Rahim said: “We, at Archroma, believe in continuous improvement and challenging the status quo leading to enhance sustainable growth especially in our product lines creating value for our stakeholders. Our partnership will go a long way in adding value in the fast growing textile segment, from education to R&D development.”