volume 1 - issue 2

1. A Study on Antimicrobial Activity of Sericin on Cotton Fabric
Author(s) : Mr.K.V.Arunkumar, K.Gomathi and A.Deepika Priya

Abstract: In the manufacturing of silk in the dried cocoons of a silkworm, fibroin is separated from sericin by a degumming process. The sericin is mostly discarded in the wastewater. The recovery of sericin not only reduces the environmental impact of silk manufacturing but a significant economic and social benefit could be realized from the recovery and recycling of sericin protein. Sericin has been studied as one of the new resources for textile and non-textile materials. It has properties like anti-oxidation, antibacterial, UV resistant, absorb and release of moisture, etc. Sericin has a good effect on wound healing, no toxicity, and low inflammatory reaction. Hence the present investigation aims to improve the antimicrobial activity of cotton fabric through the process of sericin finish.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.46590/rjtl.2020.010201

2. Analysis of Footwear Slip Resistance Property in Floor Tiles
Author(s) : Durairaj Dhanapal , Bahiru Melese, Liya Shawel and Girum Mesfin

Abstract: Choosing slip-resistant footwear from the whole host of products on the market can be difficult. Sole descriptions are varied, from ‘improving the grip performance’ to ‘excellent multi-directional slip-resistance’. Often, footwear is just described as ‘slip-resistant’ and the brochure does not describe the conditions for which the footwear is most suitable. Footwear selection has to take account of a number of factors in addition to slip resistance, such as comfort, durability and any other safety features required, such as toe protection. Accidents are expensive there are many hidden and uninsured costs. But it may be more comfortable or attractive ensuring that staff wear it and it may last longer. Specify the main surfaces and contaminants which cause slip risks in workplace, and seek our supplier’s advice on suitable footwear. Some generally slip-resistant footwear may not be suitable in specific demanding conditions. In this research several footwear are tested in water and oil conditioned floor tiles and final result is compared with both conditions.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.46590/rjtl.2020.010202

3.An Innovative Design Experimentation of Applying Tie and Dye Technique on Traditional Kerala Handloom Saree
Author(s) : Suparna M G

Abstract: Handloom industry is a traditional industry in India which nurtures and preserves the ancient weaving skills which is unique to each region. However with the invention of power loom, the handloom industry is declining all over India. Kerala has a rich handloom history and the traditional costumes of Kerala have special reputation all over India for its fineness of count and texture. Traditional wears of Kerala are specially made in different districts of Kerala and one among them is by the Devanga Chettiar community at Kuthampully in Thrissur district. Tie and dye is one of the most acceptable and vibrant resist technique which is seen in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The present study was focused on the significance of value addition on traditional Kerala sarees of Kuthampully by incorporating various shibhori patterns as a replacement to the golden borders. The articles prepared were subjected to evaluation for its product aesthetics, feasibility and suitability of price. The two viewpoints considered for evaluation were the manufacturer’s point of view and the customer point of view.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.46590/rjtl.2020.010203

4.Removal of Nicotine by Sorption Technique using Titanium Dioxide and Mentha Peperita with Hydrophobic Treatment
Author(s) : R. Parthipan , K. Rajkaran , P.Rekha , M.Soniyaa and M. Jesima

Abstract: Textile is an indispensable part of human life. Textile finishing not only enhances the feel and drape of fabrics but can also provide extraordinary hygienic properties like making it anti-microbial. The titanium dioxide doped with Nanoparticles increases their susceptibility to sorption of nicotine and accelerates its decomposition. Extraction of menthe piperita is applied to the fabric with titanium dioxide. Hydrophobic and vinegar (used as modrant) by boiling with dip and dry method on 100% cotton plain-woven fabric water-based super hydrophobic coating is an aqua emulsion and containing flammable solvent regarding water, soil and oil repellency after drying. The Sample with higher antimicrobial activity is found by the results and a Government is made for women. This Study makes a way for the usage of eco-friendly and safe product which is produced using mentha on cotton fabric.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.46590/rjtl.2020.010204

5. Design & Development of Garment for Chickenpox infected kids Using of Natural Herbs.
Author(s) : R. Ammu1, M. Jagatheesh, K.Jayasri, A. Sharmila1 and M. Jesima

Abstract: Textiles are enforced fragment of human life. A new textile called medical textile which is the combination of medical science and textile technology. It causes harmful in several ways such as numerous skin disease and it affects all ages from neonates. Maintaining healthy skin is a needed thing for a healthy body. So the maintenance with natural treatment is cheap and claimed to be safe. For the production of new synthetic agents with the help of suitable raw material. In this system we are using Natural herbs like neem charcoal, screw pine flower, Curcuma longo particles and these were prepared with 100% cotton fabric. It is mainly used in kids garment for the application of antimicrobial finishing to protect chickenpox. This study makes way for usage of eco-friendly and dermatologically safe product produced using with natural herbs.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.46590/rjtl.2020.010205