Possible collaboration between BGMEA and Oerlikon was discussed to increase the capacity of garment factories in Bangladesh to manufacture products with man-made fibers.
Markus Reichwein, Technology Head of Product Management, Oerlikon Bermag, and Sudipta Mondal, Sales and Marketing Manager, Oerlikon Textiles India met BGMEA President Faruque Hasan at BGMEA Complex on Saturday (December 17).
Oerlikon is a leading high-tech industrial group, well-known worldwide as a supplier of textiles, recycling machinery and technology, and man-made fiber filaments.
The meeting also discussed the market potential of using polyester, nylon, and polypropylene yarns for manufacturing high-value-added garments in Bangladesh.
BGMEA President Faruque Hasan said, ‘Bangladesh plans to move to the next level of growth through value added products. For this, industrial MMF-based garment manufacturing and upgradation of technology to increase efficiency and productivity is strongly emphasized.’
He further said that the demand of non-cotton products is continuously increasing in the global market due to the durability and functionality of garments. Therefore, Bangladesh has set a target to implement a high-growth strategy with a focus on product diversification, particularly from cotton to non-cotton textile materials.
The meeting also focused on making Bangladesh a global center for recycling by increasing textile waste recycling capacity.
Faruque Hasan said, ‘Bangladesh wants to increase its capacity in waste recycling by joining with global initiatives in waste recycling and specialized institutions in the recycling industry.’
Garment factories in Bangladesh are increasingly investing in increasing their capacity to produce high-end garments and recycle textile waste, he added.
BGMEA Directors Arshad Jamal (Dipu), Asif Ashraf, Tanvir Ahmed, Barrister Vidiya Amrit Khan, Mijanur Rahman, and Neela Hosna Ara were also present at the meeting.