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Absorbing Green Composites from Cellulose Waste Fibre
Apr 22, 2016

Presented by Shri Debkumar Biswas, Scientist, IJIRA on 22nd Apr, 2016

The presentation was made on technology of sound absorption, sound absorbing materials, prospects of natural fibre based composites as sustainable sound absorbing materials. Different types of sound absorbing natural fibre based composites, their characteristics and comparison with other sound absorbing products were discussed. It was also discussed that there is a good prospect of using jute fibre based composites indeveloping sound absorbent products.

Analysis of yarn irregularity and its relationship to other yarn characteristics
Apr 13, 2016

Presented by Debi Prasad Gon  on 13th Apr, 2016

It is well known that an irregular yarn makes a low quality cloth. It also leads to exces­sive stoppages of spindles, beams and looms on account of which the production efficiency is lowered. A rapid and easy method for the evaluation of yarn irregularity and capable of being used in the industry for routine control purposes is, therefore, very important. In this presentation, published work on the subject of jute yarn evenness is to be reviewed. The presentation divided into five sections, like, the theory, causes, measurement, effects, and reduction of irregularity.

In the presentation, it has been discussed briefly on the practical aspects of the measurement of yarn irregularity and primarily dependents like (i) in­herent properties of the raw materials, (2) fac­tors associated with the preparing and the spinning machines, (3) mechanical defects in the machines and (4) external causes.

 Apart from the irregularity which is dependent on these factors and produced in the operations of preparing, drawing and spinning, there are other irregularities such as those, introduced in the processes of warping, sizing, weaving and finishing. Since the irregularity imposed in the processes of manufacture of yarn is the funda­mental cause of the other irregularities and the most important factor closely related to the quality of yarn and fabric. 

Natural Dyeing of Textiles with Natural Resources from NER
Apr 8, 2016

Presented by Ritwik Chakraborty  on 8th Apr, 2016

The lecture discussed the chemistry, historical background and merits of natural dyes for application of textile materials. North East Region (NER) of India having ample biodiversity is a potential source of natural dyes. The lecture elaborated the R&D activities carried out by IJIRA using selected natural resources of NER. It mentioned the natural dye extraction and dyeing methods standardized by IJIRA.

Development of aroma based home textiles
Mar 30, 2016

Presented by S. G. Saha  on 30th Mar, 2016

The lecture dwells on the development of aroma finishing for home textile application on natural and blended textiles including jute. Thetechnology uses  microencapsulated aroma oils with binders that can impart durable finishing for 15 home washings. SEM photographs of aroma treated fabrics show the adherence of aroma capsules to the fabrics. The method of application is by pad-dry-cure like other chemical finishing.This aroma finishing technology has potential for commercialization for jute and jute blended fabrics for home textiles.


IJIRA Jute Industry interactive meet.
Mar 18, 2016


The fourth interactive meet with M/s Kamarhatty Co. Ltd. was organized by IJIRA at 3:00 pm on 18th March, 2016 at IJIRA conference hall. The representatives of M/s Kamarhatty Co. Ltd.  who attended the meet is given below -



Shri M K Sharma


Shri S K Pathak

General Manager

Shri P C Behera

Vice President

Shri Sinjan Bose

Vice President (Maintenance)

IJIRA Jute Industry interactive meet.
Mar 18, 2016


The fifth interactive meet with M/s Ludlow Jute & Specialities Ltd. was organized by IJIRA at 5:00 pm on 18th March, 2016 at IJIRA conference hall. The representatives of M/s Ludlow Jute & Specialities Ltd.  who attended the meet is given below -



Shri A K Todi

Managing Director

Shri Anand Saraff

Deputy Manager

Shri Subir Mitra

Jt. President

Shri Suresh Agarwal

Textile Adviser

Applications of Biopolymers - Chitosan and Konjac Glucomannan.
Mar 16, 2016

Presented by Dr. Anand Iyer  on 16th Mar, 2016

Dr. Iyer has given a mesmerizing lecture on applications of two versatile biopolymers namely Chitosan and Konjac Glucomannan in biomedical uses. His lecture highlighted the extraordinary properties of Chitosan and its wide range of prospective applications in agriculture, biomedical, waste treatment and food & beverages. He has also thrown light on the wonder polymer Konjac Glucomannan which has tremendous capacity of liquid absorption and retention. Dr. Iyer categorically mentioned about the prospects of these biopolymers in developing Jute based products for high end uses.   

Geo-synthetics in Water Sector
Mar 11, 2016

Presented by Dr Murari Ratnam on 11th Mar, 2016

The presentation has been made on the following areas:

1.      Detail description of Geosynthetics

2.      Fibres for Geosynthetics

3.      The functions and advantages of Geosynthetics in civil engineering works.

4.      Different types of Geosynthetics products.

5.      Testing of Geosynthetics

6.      Use of geotextiles for river bank and Dam protection – Case studies

7.      Scopes of R & D with Jute Geotextiles

An interactive discussion was held on the various geosynthetic products & application possibilities of jute based geotextiles in water sector. And it was concluded that systematic study with jute geotextiles are required to establish and claim its benefits for the application in water sector.  


IJIRA Jute Industry interactive meet.
Mar 10, 2016


The third interactive meet with M/s Alliance Mills (Lessees) Ltd. was organized by IJIRA at 3:00 pm on 10th March, 2016 at IJIRA conference hall. The representatives of M/s Alliance Mills (Lessees) Ltd. who attended the meet is given below -



Shri A K Lohia


Shri Rahul Sinha Roy


Shri Pranabesh Majhi

Process Control Manager

Shri B D Chowdhury

Maintenance Manager

Utilisation of Jute and Jute waste to develop industrial absorbents, spill control products and health hygienic products
Mar 2, 2016

Presented by Mr. A. C. Deka on 2nd Mar, 2016

Jute is a natural fiber with good absorbency property. Jute stick has also good absorbency property if physically treated. So there is scope to make absorbent product from jute and its waste. The absorbent products that can be developed from jute and jute waste are industrial absorbents to control fluid spill in the mill floor, spill control products to control oil spill in land and water and health hygiene products.

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