NanoTextile Sdn Bhd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian Textile and Apparel Centre (Matac).
The MoU was to gear up the development, advancement and commercialisation of nanotechnology in Malaysia’s textile industry.
The ceremony was held in conjunction with the Technical Textiles and Smart Apparel National Seminar 2018 in Swiss Garden Hotel, Melaka.
“Nanotechnology makes possible the collaboration between NanoTextile with upstream and downstream textile players, without disrupting the supply chain.
“We believe this partnership will increase the competitive value of Malaysia’s textile industry through greater deployment of technical textile products locally and internationally, strengthening the entire textile ecosystem,” said NanoTextile chief executive officer, Dr Thomas Ong Poh Shing.
“Matac is working very closely with the government, industry players, universities and technology partners to provide solutions to key challenges faced by the textile/apparel industry in Malaysia, particularly in the areas of automation and product development.
“Matac is currently undertaking projects to drive the textile/apparel industry in Malaysia towards Industry 4.0 and the development of technical textile/smart apparels in Malaysia,” said Matac president, Regina Leong.