- With the eco-fashion industry still in its infancy, the main responsibility at the moment lies with clothes manufacturers and fashion designers, who need to start using sustainable materials and processes.
- Regular disperse dye particles are too big to diffuse in a hydrophobic substrate containing no functional groups such as polyester, but a nanoporticle size disperse dye treated with ultrasound can be printed on polyester fabrics without the addition of a carrier.
- The bending length and crease recovery angle, which are measures of softness, were found better in case of dyed samples treated with Silicone Nano Emulsion Softener than Silicone Conventional Emulsion Softener and untreated.
- The laser-treated roller subjected to the normal working conditions on textile machine runs with almost concentric for longer life with good wear resistance by which the yarn quality can be improved.
- Though Lyocell fibres have some key characteristics over other cellulosic fibres such as high dry and wet tenacity, and high wet modulus, these also have a few disadvantageous formation of fibrillation under wet condition.
- Cotton/Viscose blend is unique in many ways and even easy to handle from the wet processing angle, and this blended fabric also brings down production cost by 15 - 20% compared to 100% cotton woven fabric apart from giving sharp and clear print.
- Low temperature air plasma can be used as an alternative to wet chemical fabric treatments, as a clean economic technology, to acquire wool/polyester blended fabrics the desired characteristics with the least pollution and energy.
- The colour strength of inkjet printing with pigment inks on pretreated fabrics is much greater than that on untreated fabrics and also that treatment of fabrics with a viscous binder increases the colour strength of prints
- During clearing and winding the yarn for warping, weaving or knitting it has been found that there is deterioration of certain yarn characteristics like strength, elongation, hairiness etc, and the process parameters thus have substantial influence on the final properties of the yarn.
- In spun yarn applications, microdenier fibres can be used to enhance the quality and process performance of the yarn, and the functional and aesthetic properties of the fabrics made from these yarns.
- A novel electrochemical dyeing process results in product savings, less chemicals with special safety requirements, and unsurpassed environmental compatibility. Besides, the new process also facilitates dye bath monitoring in real time, ensuring high quality of the dyed fabric.
- A Book on Chemical Processing of Textile Material has been written by Mr Jitendra Kumar, who is also the author of well-known book on “Pollution Control and Human Resource Management in Textile Industries”.
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