International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART H
Efficacy assessment of environmental friendly sizing agent from Cassia fistula seeds
Author(s): Sudha Babel And Latika Sanchihar
Nature has provided abundant plant wealth, which possess medicinal virtues for all living creature. The essential values of some plants have long been published but a large number of them remain unexplored as yet. In this regard, one such plant is Cassia Fistula. With this in the mind the present research entitled “Efficacy assessment of environmental friendly sizing agent from Cassia fistula seeds. Optimization and application of starch, assessment of CIE colour values and assessment of the acceptability of starched fabric by consumer. Muslin cloth having different fabric weight was selected for the experiments. Three concentration of starch 2.5%, 5%, and7.5% were prepared and applied on desized muslin fabrics. The starched samples were assessed to see the effect of different concentrations. These starched samples were evaluated to select one best concentration out of three. Than one selected concentration of Cassia fistula was applied on cotton Dupatta. 30 post graduate girls were select for assessment of the acceptability of starched Dupatta. Findings of the study revealed that Cassia fistula starch can be used on muslin fabric with different concentrations. It gives good results in terms of texture, luster, thickness, stiffness and drapability. Cotton Dupatta starched with Cassia fistula seeds was found highly acceptable by the respondents.
How to cite this article:
Sudha Babel And Latika Sanchihar. Efficacy assessment of environmental friendly sizing agent from Cassia fistula seeds. International Journal of Home Science. 2017; 3(2): 518-521.