The Asian Textile Journal (ATJ) was started in 1992 as a monthly publication to cater to the ever growing needs of the Indian textile industry, and the Asian Technical Textiles (ATT) as quarterly for nonwovens, technical textiles and composites sector - was launched at the very first Techtextil India in October 2007. Technical textiles is now a major industry segment globally because of several advantages it offers like functional aspects, health and safety, cost effectiveness, durability, high strength etc.
The above two publications were initiated by GPS Kwatra as Editor & Publisher. He is a qualified and experienced textile manager and had initial education in Burma and Ceylon, thereafter at Central Hindu School and Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. In 1965 he left for Manchester to pursue BScTech in Textile Technology at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and graduated in 1969.
Worked in England with Courtaulds in their spinning divisions, and with ICI Fibres, Harrogate in R&D.
In India for 20 years in production, R&D, marketing, projects with reputed groups like Century, JK Synthetics,
Kesoram, Mafatlal, MMC, Ibcon Consultants before venturing into textile publication arena.
The ATJ published from Mumbai, the commercial hub of India - is read by textile company executives from around the world, and increasingly in Asia and the Far East, where manufacturers are eager for news of the latest in fibres, textile engineering and processing developments emerging primarily from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Spain, USA.
The ATT offers unrivalled comprehensive coverage of ever expanding uses in technology, engineering and applications of engineered polymer and fibre products from the vast consumer hygienic disposables and wipes markets to fields such as automotive, medical, sports, agriculture, industrial protection and filtration, geo-textiles, which have many uses for these high-performance materials. There has never been more exciting time in technical textiles and a lot of innovations are taking place. To cater to Indian and Asian emerging technical markets the ATT offers an opportunity to keep abreast of latest in technology and applications of fibres, nonwovens, technical textiles (woven/knitted/coated/laminated/bonded etc), composites and speciality textile chemicals/functional finishes.