|Mr. Angelito T. Uldo, Science Research Specialist II of PTRI OD-TIPS, manning the Institute's booths|
The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) participated in the Mindanao Technology Transfer Day, which is the last Technology Transfer Day for 2016, last December 13 at the SMX Convention Center, SM City Lanang in Davao del Sur, jointly organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region XI. Exhibited in the event are technologies from various DOST projects ready for transfer and commercialization.
Trip Report of Visit to OISCA on December 7, 2016 with Consolidation of Developments Towards Propagation of Mindanao Silk
Attendees to the OISCA visit:
Ms. Melody "Mimi" Pimentel
Ms. Marie Elaine "May" Unchuan - Regional Director, DOT Region X
Mr. Edgar Sales - Regional Director TESDA Region X
Mr. Virgilio Fuertes - Provincial S&T Director, Bukidnon/Region X
Mr. Ermedio Abang - Provincial Director, DTI, Bukidnon
Mr. Joel Villagracia - Provincial Director, TESDA Bukidnon
Ms. Lodie Ladiz - Regional SVTIDS, Region X
Mr. Engimar Tupas - STIDS, DTI
Ms. Famelia Villanueva - STIDS, DTI Bukidnon
Mrs. Thelma Watanabe - Overall Training Coordinator, OISCA/Bago,
Mr. Shigemi Watanabe-Director, OISCA,Bago Director
Narda's Weaving lives on! Lucia Capuyan-Catanes, the late Narda Capuyan's daughter, carries on the Narda's tradition of fine ikat but this time, Lucia is working in cotton and natural dyes. She's also experimenting with cotton blended with abaca. The items in Pure Cotton are colored with natural and chemical dyes while Cotton-abaca has the look and feel of linen. Lucia also revives leno weaving (gauze weave) where two warp yarns are twisted around the weft yarns to provide a strong yet sheer fabric. Cotton and cotton-abaca blend were used to re-invent this old Narda's favorite. For clothes designers and makers, Leno weaves will be available as yardage and as apparel during the bazaar.
We're excited to see Narda's collection and her daughters collection? Please catch them at the Likhang Habi Fair 2016.
Likhang Habi Fair 2016
October 14, 15, 16
Glorietta Activity Center
Trip Report of Visit to the Materials Innovation Center (MATIC) in Cebu
Travellers: Celia B. Elumba/Director
Corazon I. Tapulgo, Chief FAD
Attendees to the meeting at MATIC:
Rosemel Calderon, Executive Director
Patricia Kyle Mendoza, ECCP Project Officer
Francis Dravigny, Interlace
Tristan Abando, PSTD, Cebu/Region VII
Background: The visit to MATIC was prompted by the invitation of ED Rosemel Calderon who, in September 2016, visited the PTRI with Patricia Mendoza in furtherance of a DOST VII - funded project, De Tech (Design and Technology) Fusion, one of the components of which involves the use of natural dye in fabrics.
The Philippine Textile Research Institute celebrated the annual National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) with the Lab to FAB (Fabric Applications and Beyond) banner.
The celebration included the Special VIP Run of the PTRI Facility Tour capped by the Capsule Collection Exhibit of PTRI with Designers and Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Advocates: Ms. Jennifer Jean Avellanosa-Dee, Ms. Roan Jean Gregorio and Dr. Vincent Louie Tan.
The exhibit, which is still open, features the PTRI-developed technologies’ application to the Philippine Tropical Fabrics.