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Seminar on ‘Needles’ held at FDDI, Kolkata

An educating seminar on ‘Needles’ was held on 21st August, 2019 at  Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Kolkata campus.

The seminar was organized by the FDDI School of Footwear, Design & Production (FSFD&P) and conducted by Mr. Promod Singh, Regional Manager - Kolkata of SCHMETZ India Pvt. Ltd., a needle manufacturing unit.

                                                 Mr. Promod Singh, Regional Manager, SCHMETZ India Pvt. Ltd., giving the presentation

The Company was founded in 1851 as Ferd. SCHMETZ Needle Factory in Herzogenrath near Aachen / Germany. Ever since that year the name SCHMETZ – as family name and brand name - stands for manufacturing of high quality needles for all kinds of textile and non-textile joining processes.

                                                                      A view of the seminar

Highest demands on materials, production techniques and product quality combined with the aim to develop tailor-made solutions for even the most specific applications are the guiding principles of SCHMETZ.


Mr. Singh shared his experience & expertise with the students and staff of the Institute and also made a presentation. The presentation briefed them about how a needle works, needle identification, needle selection and their features, advantages of needles and methods of cooling & production technique on different needles.

There was an interactive session also where the students had an opportunity to clear their doubts.

The seminar was attended by all the students of 2018 batches of FDDI which they found it very useful for their professional skill enhancement.

Through the seminar, the students also got a vital rule of thumb to keep in mind that needles might seem insignificant, but they can literally make or break their product stitching & thus, using the right needle is important to the end results.