International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART L
Experimenting with Jute and silk-waste nonwoven for creating new textures
Author(s): Trupti Dhoka, and Dr. Ela Dedhia
Jute, the golden fiber of India has been explored for its usage in different areas and has been successfully utilized as transport textiles and packaging textiles. Its exploration for creating different texture will help in increasing its utility in household textiles. The present work was undertaken to combine silk waste with jute. The reason for utilizing silk waste was to get silk finish with cost effectiveness and at the same time to find out optimum usage of the waste. 50/50 Jute silk waste non-woven fabric was developed and was compared with 100%Jute and 100% silk waste. The developed non-woven fabrics were tested on fiber bundle strength, thickness, bursting strength, air permeability, water absorbency and weight/ square meter for further recommendation of its usage. A combination of cationic and non-ionic softener was applied on to the non-woven fabrics and was tested again on its bursting strength, air permeability and water absorbency. It was concluded that the fabrics thus produced can be utilized for household textiles.
How to cite this article:
Trupti Dhoka,, Dr. Ela Dedhia. Experimenting with Jute and silk-waste nonwoven for creating new textures. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):762-764.