volume 2 - issue 1
Abstract: The conventional textile finishing process used to consume high amount of water, chemical and energy source which leads to more hazardous waste material and polluting the environment. To replace these conventional method, working towards sustainable manufacturing is more consider for the need of an hour. In the field of medical textile, the finishes used for manufacturing the health care apparels should enhance the desired properties that the patient and the health care personals need. For this purpose, the advanced and eco-friendly finishing process has been developed. Thus in this paper, the sustainable and eco-friendly finishing process used in the field of medical textile has been discussed in detail.
2. Application of Nano Sericin Finish on Polyester Fabric
Author(s) : K.V.Arunkumar, A.Deepika Priya, K.Gomathi
Abstract: Textiles of today are materials with applications in almost all our activities, Silk is a natural protein fiber used by the mankind for more centuries. The silk fiber mainly contains two types of proteins they are fibroin and sericin. The sticky protein sericin is removed in the degumming process and discarded as a wastewater in silk fiber production industry. In this study the wastewater sericin is collected from the industry and recovered the sericin by various extraction methods. Then convert into nanosericin particles and the nanosericin is applied to the polyester fabric to improve the absorbency property of the fabric.