Newsline-National | August 2018
6 Indian standards on technical textiles
The 7th edition of International Exhibition and Conference on Technical Textiles, Technotex 2018 was organised from 28-29 June 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai.
During the inaugural ceremony, the following six Indian standards of national importance on technical textiles were released in the presence of Dr Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Minister of Textiles, and Mahim Jain, Deputy Director General, Western Regional Office, Mumbai, BIS:
IS 16725:2018 ‘Textiles — Tactical 3 points sling universal — Specification’: This Indian Standard prescribes the requirement of ‘Tactical 3 points sling universal’. The requirements for Material and manufacture, Stitching, Workmanship and finish and Quality requirements for tape and shoulder pad has been specified.
IS 16726:2018 ‘Textiles — Pouch for ammunition and grenades made of disruptive pattern nylon 6 6 — Specification’: The standard prescribes the requirement of pouches for ammunition and grenades made of disruptive pattern Nylon 6 6 material. This standard does not specify the general appearance, lustre, feel, type of finish of pouch. The requirements for design and shape of pouch, stitching, freedom from defects, requirements and location of different pockets, requirements for shoulder strap, quality requirements for coated fabric like tear strength, abrasion resistance, colour fastness ratings, water proofness, resistance to flexing, requirement for coating has been specified.
IS 16950: 2018 Medical Textiles — X-Ray Detectable Absorbent Cotton Gauze — Specification: This standard provides the definitions of X-ray detectable absorbent cotton gauze, and its workmanship and finish and covers the performance requirements such as, fibre identification, moisture content, threads per dm, weight per square meter, absorbency, water soluble substances, sulphated ash content, weight of X-ray detectable thread, barium sulphate content etc.
IS 16946: 2018 Medical Textiles — Elasticated Tubular Bandages — Specification: This standard provides the definitions of elasticated tubular bandage, its workmanship and finish. The standard covers the performance and constructional requirements such as, fibre identification, no. of course and wale, elasticity, ratio of elasticated thread, fabric weight, water soluble substances.
IS 16948: 2018 Medical Textiles — Permeable Nonwoven Surgical Adhesive Tape — Specification: This standard provides the definitions of permeable nonwoven surgical adhesive tape, its workmanship and finish. The standard covers the performance requirements such as, weight of backing material, weight of adhesive mass, water vapour permeability, adhesiveness, width of tape, perforations.
IS 16949: 2018 Medical Textiles — Adhesive Extension Plaster — Specification: This standard provides the definitions of adhesive extension plaster, its workmanship and finish. The standard covers the performance requirements such as, fibre identification, threads per dm, weight per square metre, breaking strength, weight of adhesive mass, zinc oxide content, elasticity regain etc.