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International conference on advanced textiles announced
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women will be organising an international conference in collaboration with Texas Tech University, USA in its campus in Coimbatore, India between January 30-31, 2019.
Technical textiles in leather industry
Textiles find myriad of applications in leather sector. According to Pandy Velayutham, Managing Director of Arrow Group of Companies there are many opportunities for textiles in fashion and high-end shoe sector.
Boost for cotton research in Texas
Millions are being invested to boost cotton research in Texas. Cotton research gets a boost from the State of Texas through its Governor’s University Research Initiative. Texas has funded US$5 million to boost research and education in cotton at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock.
Sustainable oil absorbent gets recognition
Biodegradable oil absorbent mats in India have received recognition by the Indian Coast Guard. Chennai-based WellGro Tech has recently developed highly biodegradable oil absorbent pads and mats for oil spill remediation.
Scaled-up wearable smart textiles
Scaled-up process enables the production of knitted wearable textiles. A different approach has been adopted by researchers at the Institute for Frontier Materials at Geelong, Australia-based Deakin University to produce strain sensing smart textiles.
A few disadvantages so far, regarding wearable textiles are scalability for mass production, acceptable cost, durability and washability.
Pink bollworm hits cotton crop in India
Pink bollworm infestation is influencing the cotton production in India, this year (October 2017-September 2018). Since the December 2017 estimate, cotton production has been revised downwards due to crop damage in some major cotton growing States.
2 honours for Seshadri Ramkumar
Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Environmental Toxicology and lead investigator in the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory, has recently been awarded two of the most prestigious honours in the textiles field: a fellowship with The Textile Institute in the United Kingdom and the 2017-18 Professor W B Achwal Oration from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.
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