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Doraiswamy I.,South India Textile Research Association | Chellamani K.P.,South India Textile Research Association
Textile Magazine | Year: 2010

The textile industry is witnessing latest developments in the field of fiber research, product and machinery development, nanotechnology/plasma technology based fabric finishing. Fiber Innovation Technology Inc., (FTI) has launched Ingeo™ fibers that allow man-made fibers to be derived from 100% annually renewable resources. Fiber Visions has launched a new fiber called Fiber Visions Hy-Entangle WA for spun lace and wipes products. The nonwoven research group at the University of Leeds has developed a new three-dimensional spunlaced web forming technology called Hydrospace. Ciba Specialty Chemicals has modified fibers on the basis of nano microcapsules to provide controlled release of fragrances, biocides and antifungals on textiles. Sensory perception technology (SPT) microcapsule has been developed that can be applied to garments using exhaust, padding, spray or foam method which imparts utilitarian qualities to the fabric, enabling wearer to perceive and experience qualities such as moisturizing, fragrance, insect repellence, stress release and anti-bacterial.

Chellamani K.P.,South India Textile Research Association | Pasupathy R.,South India Textile Research Association | Vittopa M.K.,South India Textile Research Association
Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Part TX: Textile Engineering Division | Year: 2010

Seam pucker is one of the critical problems in garment manufacturing. In addition to process variables, low stress mechanical properties of the fabrics also have a considerable influence on seam pucker and hence a study has been carried out. A model for predicting seam pucker grades in knitted structures based on low stress mechanical properties of fabrics using artificial neural network has been developed. An empirical expression connecting low stress mechanical properties of weft knitted fabrics with seam pucker grades has also been developed.

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