Nov 01, 2016 (LBO) - Textile manufacturer South Asia Textiles says it will extend its one billion rupee expansion program with a three million dollar investment in state-of-the-art technology. "Some of the machinery to be introduced will be the aerodynamic Air-Flow textile dye machines with absolute minimal usage of water, a continuous washer which saves water consumption up to 40% of the regular usage and a modern fully automated 10 chamber stenter which enhances efficiency and quality of the fabrics produced," the company said. South Asia Textiles is the only weft knitted fabric manufacturer in Sri Lanka to produce over 400 qualities with a specialty in achieving the lowest shrinkage standards in the Industry. Its customers comprise world-leading brand names such as Victoria Secret, Next Plc, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Calvin Klein, Decathlon and Adidas. South Asia Textiles is a subsidiary company of LCI GROUP. South Asia Textiles CEO Prithiv Dorai noted that the plan is to make the entire factory a Green Project within one year, thus making South Asia Textiles the first Textile Manufacturer to go green. Two large bio-mass and fossil fuel fired thermic and steam boilers have already been installed providing steam and heat generation for dyeing and finishing divisions. Whilst recording a strong growth rate, several areas of expansion coupled with installation of latest technology and a process improvement has been the company’s main objective. Success in achieving zero discharge of hazardous chemical (ZDHC) has added strength in keeping with international requirements and standards. According to Dorai, the year 2018 will be landmark year for the company as the ground work has begun for absolute Zero Discharge to be achieved.