EPL at the Forefront of Innovation in India

EPL at the Forefront of Innovation in India

photo courtesy of Everflow Petrofils Ltd

Everflow Petrofils Ltd (EPL) has developed an innovative directly fibre dyed lycra yarn. The product is cost effective and time saving and a much better way to get cotton lycra yarn suitable for shirting. EPL has also launched a new nylon spun dyeing to provide low priced high-quality nylon.

EPL constantly research the Indian markets, seeking for the qualities which are desired by manufacturers. Their 15-member EPL team comprising highly skilled professionals studied all major textile hubs in India including Ludhiana, Surat, Tiruppur, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad. The team found that there is a huge demand of high value qualities such as linen, indigo cotton and nylon blend.

The team concluded that there is a need in Indian market to convert these high value qualities into affordable qualities. Hence, they have set up their own R&D department comprising small sample spinning machine for new yarns development, sample warping machine, dyeing unit, a loom for woven, knitting machine and a lab equipped with all necessary testing instruments. They also have a R&D department at their office in China.

With the help of its China R&D department, EPL has developed and introduced unique qualities such as Polycel yarn (also known as poly-mercerized) which is affordable alternate of high quality viscose and cotton, acrylic look-alike 100% polyester which is an alternate of acrylic yarn offering high colour depth and softness as good as acrylic, viscose siro spun yarn which is low priced alternate for high quality Lenzing/Tencel yarns, and cationic viscose which is an affordable alternate of woollen suiting. It has also created low priced look-alike of linen yarn.

For the Indian market, EPL team realised the need to immediately develop some new products to fill the gap in the textile market. So, it has introduced fibre dyed lycra yarn, a very low-priced cotton lycra yarn suitable for shirting. In view of an increase in demand of sportswear, EPL took responsibility to develop and provide low priced high-quality nylon. It has introduced nylon spun dyeing.

EPL has also developed 100% polyester dye-able yarn which has its own stretch, soft feel, super dry fit, moisture control and peel free.