15 Mar 2021
Archroma and NED University join hands to promote research in textiles
Reinach, Switzerland, 15 March 2021 - Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with NED University of Engineering & Technology (NED) in Pakistan. The memorandum will pave way for cooperation initially for a five-year period.
The partnership will explore innovations in upscaling textile research with futuristic visualization enabling textile industry in Pakistan to align itself with the fast pace of global advancements. Another important aspect of this collaboration will be research in other fields of engineering i.e. chemistry, civil and industrial. Both partners will hold joint sessions to prepare students for challenges of the industry through in-house training sessions, developmental projects, research in textile applications and process innovative methodologies by pioneering value additions. The Archroma Center of Excellence in Karachi will play a vital role wherein faculty members of NED will be able to work in the textile applications lab to cater to their need based tailor made programs and students will continue internship placement programs.
Mujtaba Rahim, CEO of Archroma, Pakistan, at Archroma commented, “We, at Archroma, believe in continuous improvement leading to sustainable growth and creating value for our stakeholders. We will further collaborate with faculty members of NED in chalking out a doable practical program in textile applications for the students. And our continued partnership with NED will also bring us closer to the chemical and civil engineering faculties which goes well with Archroma’s new innovations.”
“This partnership is going to have far-reaching impact specially in textile research for NED and Archroma. Our textile faculty has been in close liaison with Archroma in holding international conferences and bridging gaps between academia and industry. We are very enthusiastic on formalizing this mutually beneficial relationship and look forward to interesting research outcomes. Industrial liaison of students will create confidence and the training, internships and working sessions will benefit them in their career development,” Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Vice Chancellor of NED commented.
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Archroma is a global, diversified provider of specialty chemicals serving the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets.
Headquartered in Reinach, Switzerland, Archroma operates in over 100 countries, with 3,000 employees located in 35 countries and 26 production sites.
Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to the principles of "The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, Efficient, Enhanced. It's our nature!"; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency.
About NED University of Engineering & Technology
Founded in 1921, as Prince of Wales Engineering College, it was later renamed as NED Government Engineering College, to provide training to civil engineers working in building the Sukkur Barrage. The University came to its modern form in 1977 and named after its benefactor Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw. It is one of the oldest universities in Pakistan for teaching and producing Engineering graduates. It has three campuses in Karachi and has a bright and highly skilled alumni of engineers spread around the globe.
The mission of NED University is to acquire education and research excellence in engineering and allied disciplines to produce leadership and enabling application of knowledge and skills for the beneﬁt of the society with integrity and wisdom.