Department of Materials & Testing

The Department of Materials and Testing is committed to provide full support to the undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University for gaining in-depth knowledge of conventional and high performance textile materials, the methods to evaluate their physical and chemical properties to ensure quality of intermediate and end products in textile processes. In totality, it endeavours to make it a center of excellence for textile related research and development.

Department of Polymer Engineering offers following degree programs.

  1. BS Textile Technology
  2. MS Advanced Material Engineering

 

1

Rashid Masood, Azeem Ullah, Tanveer Hussain, Tanzeel Areeb, Muhammad Umar, Zulfiqar Ali Raza and Mohsen Miraftab, "Novel Alginate, Chitosan and Psyllium composite fiber for woundcare applications", Journal of Industrial Textile, Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

2

Muhammad Maqsood, Muhammad Imran Khan, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Yasir Nawab , "Recycling of warp size materials and comparison of yarn mechanical properties sized with recycled materials and virgin materials", Journal of the Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2016), pp.

3

A. Afzal, S. Ahmad, A. Rasheed, F. Ahmad, F. Iftikhar, Y. Nawab, "Influence of fabric parameters on thermal comfort performance of double layer knitted interlock fabrics", AUTEX Research Journal, Vol. Online 23 March 2016, No. , (2016), pp.

4

A. Nazir, T. Hussain, A. Afzal, S. Faheem, W. Ibrahim, M. Bilal, "Prediction and correlation of air permeability and light transmission properties of woven cotton fabrics", AUTEX Research Journal, Vol. Online 09 April 2016, No. , (2016), pp.

5

A. Afzal, J.Y. Drean, O. Harzallah, N. Khenoussi, S. Ahmad, N.A. Akhtar, "Development of multifunctional different cross-sectional shaped coaxial composite filaments for SMART textile applications", Textile Research Journal, Vol. Online 02 September 2016, No. , (2016), pp.

6

Muhammad Umar Nazir, Khubab Shaker, Sheraz Ahmad, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood, "Investigating the mechanical behavior of composites made from textile industry waste", Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol. (In Press), No. , (2016), pp.

7

Zulfiqar Ali. Raza, Fiaza Anwar, Sheraz Ahmad, Muhammad Aslam., "Fabrication of ZnO incorporated chitosan nanocomposites for enhanced functional properties of cellulosic fabric", Materials Research Express, Vol. (In Press), No. , (2016), pp.

8

S. Ahmad, A. Rasheed, A. Afzal, F. Ahmad, M. Mohsin, N. A. Akhtar, "Effect of weave structure on thermo-physiological properties of cotton fabrics", AUTEX Research Journal, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

9

Waqas Ashraf, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Maqsood, Haritham Khan, Habib Awais, Shahbaz Ahmad, Munir Ashraf, Sheraz Ahmad., "Development of Seersucker Knitted Fabric for Better Comfort Properties and Aesthetic Appearance", Fibres and Polymers , Vol. (In Press), No. , (2015), pp.

10

Muhammad Awais, Muhammad Tausif, Faheem Ahmad, Abdul Jabbar, Sheraz Ahmad, "Inclusion of Recycled PPTA Fibre in Development of Cut-resistant Gloves", Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol. 106, No. 4, (2015), pp.4

11

M. Mohsin, N. Ramzan, S.W. Ahmad, A. Afzal, H. G. Quatab, A. Mehmood, "Development of environment friendly bio cross-linker finishing of silk fabric", Journal of Natural Fibers, Vol. 12, No. 3, (2015), pp.3

12

Muhammad Tausif, Faheem Ahmad, Uzair Hussain, Abdul Basit, Tanveer Hussain , "A comparative study of mechanical and comfort properties of bamboo viscose as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional cotton fibre in polyester blended knitted fabrics", Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 89, No. , (2015), pp.

13

Sheraz Ahmad, Faheem Ahmad, Ali Afzal, Abher Rasheed, Muhammad Mohsin , Niaz Ahmad, "Effect of Weave Structure on Thermo-Physlological Properties of cotton fabrics", AUTEX Research Journal, Vol. In Press, No. , (2015), pp.

14

Tanveer Hussain, Azeem Ullah, Muhammad Umar, Tanzeel Areeb, Rashid Masood and Qasim Zia, "Modeling the properties of pigment printed polypropylene nonwoven fabric by Box Behnken (RSM) technique", Coloration Technology, Vol. 137, No. , (2015), pp.

15

Muhammad Maqsood, Tanveer Hussain, Mumtaz Hasan Malik, Yasir Nawab , "Modeling the effect of elastane linear density, fabric thread density, and weave float on the stretch, recovery, and compression properties of bi-stretch woven fabrics for compression garments", Journal of the Textile Institute , Vol. 107, No. 3, (2015), pp.3

16

Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Waqas Ashraf , "Modeling the effect of weave structure and fabric thread density on the barrier effectiveness of woven surgical gowns", Journal of the Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

17

Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Munir Ashraf, Danish Mahmood Baitab, Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Salma Shahid , "Modeling the effect of weave structure and fabric thread density on mechanical and comfort properties of woven fabrics", Autex Research Journal , Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

18

Waqas Ashraf, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Maqsood, Haritham Khan, Habib Awais, Shahbaz Ahmad, Munir Ashraf, Sheraz Ahmad , "Development of seersucker knitted fabrics for better comfort properties and aesthetic appearance", Fibers and Polymers , Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

19

Jawairia Umar, Tanveer Hussain, Muhammad Maqsood, "Modeling the mechanical and compression properties of polyamide/elastane knitted fabrics for compression sportswear ", Journal of the Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

20

Syed Talha Ali Hamdani, Anura Fernando, Muhammad Maqsood , "Thermo-mechanical behavior of stainless steel knitted structures", Heat and Mass Transfer Journal, Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

21

Muhammad Umair, Tanveer Hussain, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Maqsood, Madeha Jabbar , "Effect of woven fabric structure on the air permeability and moisture management properties", Journal of the Textile Institute , Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

22

Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Sheraz Ahmed, Abher Rasheed, Munir Ashraf, Abdul Basit , "A statistical approach for obtaining the controlled woven fabric width", Autex Research Journal , Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

23

Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Usman Javed, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood , "Development of 3D woven fabric based pressure switch ", Autex Research Journal , Vol. , No. , (2015), pp.

24

M. Mohsin, N. Sarwar, S. Ahmad, A. Rasheed, F. Ahmad, A. Afzal, S. Zafar, "Maleic acid crosslinking of C-6 fluorocarbon as oil and water repellent finish on cellulosic fabrics", Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 112, No. 4, (2015), pp.4

25

A. Afzal, S. Ahmad, A. Rasheed, M. Mohsin, F. Ahmad, Y. Nawab, "Characterization and statistical modelling of thermal resistance of cotton/polyester blended double layer interlock knitted fabrics", Thermal Science, Vol. Online 19 Dec 2015, No. , (2015), pp.

26

Ali Afzal, Sheraz Ahmad, Abher Rasheed, Muhammad Mohsin, Faheem Ahmad, Yasir Nawab, "Characterization and modelling of thermal resistance of Cotton/Polyester Blended Double Layer Interlock Knitted Fabrics", Thermal Science, Vol. (In Press), No. , (2015), pp.

27

A. Afzal, T. Hussain, H. Malik, Z. Javed, "Statistical model for Predicting the air permeability of Polyester/Cotton blended interlock knitted fabrics", The Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol. 105, No. 02, (2014), pp.02

28

A. Afzal, T. Hussain, M. H. Malik, A. Rasheed, S. Ahmad, A. Basit, A. Nazir, "Investigation and modelling of air permeability of Cotton/Polyester blended double layer interlock knitted fabrics", Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 15, No. 07, (2014), pp.07

29

A. Afzal, T. Hussain, M. Mohsin, A. Rasheed, S. Ahmad, "Statistical models for predicting the thermal resistance of polyester/cotton blended interlock knitted fabrics", International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 85, No. November, (2014), pp.November

30

M. Mohsin, U. Farooq, Z.A. Raza, M. Ahsan, A. Afzal, A. Nazir, "Performance enhancement of wool fabric with environment friendly bio cross-linker", Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 68, No. 01, (2014), pp.01

31

A. Rasheed, S. Ahmad, M. Mohsin, F. Ahmad, A. Afzal, "Geometrical model to calculate the consumption of sewing thread for 301 lock-stitch", The Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol. 105, No. 12, (2014), pp.12

32

Muhammad Mohsin, Umar Farooq, Naveed Ramzan, Abher Rasheed, Sheraz Ahmad, Muhammad Ahsan, "Softener impact on environment friendly low and zero formaldehyde cross-linker performance for cotton", Industria Textila , Vol. 65, No. 3, (2014), pp.3

33

Abher Rasheed, Sheraz Ahmad, Muhammad Mohsin, Faheem Ahmad, Ali Afzal, "Geometrical model to calculate the consumption of sewing thread for 301 lockstitch", Journal of the Textile Institute , Vol. 105, No. 12, (2014), pp.12

34

Ali Afzal, Tanveer Hussain, Mumtaz Hassan Malik, Abher Rasheed, Sheraz Ahmad, Abdul Basit, Ahsan Nazir, "Investigation and modeling of air permeability of Cotton/Polyester blended double layer interlock knitted fabrics", Fibres and Polymers, Vol. 15, No. 7, (2014), pp.7

35

Ahsan Nazir, Tanveer Hussain, Qummer Zia, Muhammad Ali Afzal, "IMPROVING THERMO-PHYSIOLOGICAL COMFORT OF POLYESTER/COTTON KNITS BY CAUSTIC AND CELLULASES TREATMENTS", AUTEX Research Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, (2014), pp.3

36

M Awais, M Tausif, Faheem Ahmad, Abdul Jabbar & Sheraz Ahmad, "Inclusion of recycled PPTA fibre in development of cut resistant gloves", Journal of Textile Institute, Vol. 106, No. 04, (2014), pp.04

37

Ahsan Nazir, Tanveer Hussain, Faheem Ahmad, Sajid Faheem, "Effect of Knitting Parameters on Moisture Management and Air Permeability of Interlock", Autex Research Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, (2014), pp.1

38

M Bilal Qadir, Tanveer Hussain, Mumtaz Malik, Faheem Ahmad & Sung Hoon Jeo, "Effect of Elastane Denier and Draft Ratio on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Core-Spun Cotton Yarns", Journal of Textiles Institute, Vol. 105, No. 7, (2014), pp.7

39

Abdul Jabbar, Shakeel Ahmad, Tanveer Hussain, Noman Haleem & Faheem Ahmad , "Statistical model for prediction of air consumption on air jet loom", Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, Vol. vol. 9, No. 3, (2014), pp.3

40

Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Usman Javed, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair , "Development of seersucker fabrics using single beam and modeling of their stretch-recovery behavior", Journal of the Textile Institute , Vol. 106, No. 11, (2014), pp.11

41

Muhammad Maqsood, Tanveer Hussain, Yasir Nawab, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair , "Prediction of warp and weft yarn crimp in cotton woven fabrics", Journal of the Textile Institute , Vol. 106, No. 11, (2014), pp.11

42

Sheraz Ahmad, Artan Sinoimeri, Shahram Nowrouzieh, "The Effect of the Sliver Fibre Configuration on the Cotton Inter-fibre Frictional Forces", Journal of Engineered Fibre and Fabrics , Vol. 7, No. , (2012), pp.

43

Sheraz Ahmad, Iftikhar Ahmad, Sajjad Ahmad Baig , "The Effect of Nipper Guage and Drafting Zone Guages at Combing Machine on Yarn Quality Parameters", Journal of Quality and Technology Management , Vol. IV, No. 1, (2008), pp.1

1

A. Afzal, J.Y. Drean, N. Khenoussi, S. Ahmad, N.A. Akhtar, "Development of composite filament by conventional melt extruder", The Fiber Society Spring 2016 Conference, Venue: Mulhouse, France, (2016)

2

A. Afzal, J.Y. Drean, N. Khenoussi, S. Ahmad, N.A. Akhtar, "Evaluation of dimensional stability in cutting of coaxial composite filaments", 16th AUTEX World Textile Conference, Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia, (2016)

3

A. Afzal, J.Y. Drean, N. Khenoussi, N.A. Akhtar, S. Ahmad, "Influence of drawing parameter on the development of composite polymeric technical filaments", 3rd International Conference on Value Addition and Innovation in Textile – COVITEX 2015, Venue: Faisalabad, Pakistan, (2015)

4

Rabia Riaz, Rashid Masood, Tanveer Hussain, Zulfiqar Ali Raza, Azeemullah, Tanzeel Areeb, Zakariya Zubair and Muhammad Umar, "Influence of Hydrolyzed Chitosan Concentration on Linear Density and Tensile Properties of Psyllium, Alginate and Chitosan Composite Fiber", 3rd International Conference on Value Addition & Innovation in Textiles COVITEX, 2015, Venue: National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan, (2015)

5

Zarqa Shahzadi, Rashid Masood, Tanveer Hussain, Zulfiqar Ali Raza, Niaz Ahmad and Azeemullah, "Effect of drawing ratio on the liquid absorption, swelling and tensile properties of alginate fibre used in wound care", 3rd International Conference on Value Addition & Innovation in Textiles COVITEX, 2015, Venue: National Textile University, Faisalabad, (2015)

6

Faheem Ahmad, Muhammad Tausif, Mumtaz H Malik, Tanveer Hussain, Ali Afzal, "Effect of key process variables of hydroentanglement on mechanical and comfort properties of nonwoven fabrics.", AUTEX 2015 15th World Textile Conference, Venue: Bucharest, Romania, (2015)

7

A. Afzal, J.Y. Drean, N. Khenoussi, S. Ahmad, N.A. Akhtar, "Influence of spinneret parameter on the development of composite polymeric technical filaments", 15th AUTEX World Textile Conference, Venue: Bucharest, Romania, (2015)

8

F. Ahmad, M. Tausif, M.H. Malik, T. Hussain, A. Afzal, "Effect of key process variables of hydro entanglement on mechanical and comfort properties of nonwoven fabrics", 15th AUTEX World Textile Conference, Venue: Bucharest, Romania, (2015)

9

Muhammad Umar, Rashid Masood, Tanveer Hussain, Qasim Zia, Tanzeel Areeb and Azeem Ullah, "Development and characterization of Novel antimicrobial fibers for woundcare applications", AMPE-2015, Venue: NED, Karachi, (2015)

10

Tanzeel Areeb, Rashid Masood, Tanveer Hussain, Azeem Ullah, and Muhammad Umar, "Synthesis of turmeric loaded alginate-psyllium (TAP) hybrid fibers for woundcare application", ISAM-2015, Venue: NCP, Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad, (2015)

11

Muhammad Maqsood, "Development of bi-stretch woven fabrics for compression garments”", MedTex, Venue: Lodz Poland, (2015)

12

A. Afzal, N. Khenoussi, S. Ahmad, J.Y. Drean, N.A. Akhtar, "Development of composite technical filament for smart applications", The 13th Asian Textile Conference, Venue: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, (2015)

13

A. Afzal, S. Hussain, "Comparison of moisture management properties of single and plied weft yarns of plain weaved fabric", 1st International Young Engineers Convention (IYEC), Venue: Lahore, Pakistan, (2014)

14

A. Rasheed, I. Akhtar, F. Iftikhar, A. Afzal, "Modelling of sewing thread consumption for stitch class 301", International Young Engineers Convention (IYEC), Venue: Lahore, Pakistan, (2014)

15

A. Afzal, S. Hussain, "Comparison of thermo-physiological comfort properties of single and plied weft yarns of plain weaved fabric", 5th International Conference of Textile and Clothing, Venue: Lahore, Pakistan, (2014)

16

Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Usman Javed, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Maqsood, Adeel Zulfiqar, Danish Mehmood Baitab, "Development of textile pressure sensors using multilayer interlock woven fabrics", 14th AutexWorld Textile Conference, Venue: Bursa-Turkey, (2014)

17

Muhammad Umair, Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Maqsood, Adeel Zulfiqar, Danish Mehmood Baitab, "To study the effect of loom parameters to optimize the woven fabric width using Taguchi approach", 14th AutexWorld Textile Conference, Venue: Bursa-Turkey, (2014)

18

Muhammad Maqsood, Tanveer Hussain, Yasir Nawab, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, "Prediction of warp and weft yarn crimp in cotton woven fabrics", 14th AutexWorld Textile Conference, Venue: Bursa-Turkey, (2014)

19

Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Umair, "Prediction of crimp % for warp and weft yarns in cotton woven fabrics", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore-Pakistan, (2014)

20

Muhammad Umair, Yasir Nawab, Khubab Shaker, Muhammad Maqsood, "3D shaped woven structures for structural composite applications", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore-Pakistan, (2014)

21

Khubab Shaker, Yasir Nawab, Muhammad Umair, Adeel Zulfiqar, Muhammad Maqsood, Danish Mehmood Baitab, "Finite Element Modelling of Resin Flow in Woven Reinforcement for Composites Using Resin Transfer Moulding", First International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: Lahore-Pakistan, (2014)

22

Sheraz Ahmad, Irfan Akhtar, Abher Rasheed, N. Ahmad, "An Approach to fabric drape measurement: Design and development of a digital drape meter ", 1st International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, (2014)

23

Fatime Iftikhar, Muhammad Hadi, Sheraz Ahmad, Faheem Ahmad, "Combined effect of seams and stitches on seam strength and drape of woven garments ", 1st International Young Engineers Convention, Venue: University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, (2014)

24

A. Afzal, T. Hussain, H. Malik, A. Nazir, F. Ahmad, "Influence of fabric parameters on thermal comfort performance of double layer knitted interlock fabrics", The 12th Asian Textile Conference, Venue: Shanghai, China, (2013)

25

Sheraz Ahmad, Gerald Barbier, Artan Sinoimeri, Christian Pidancier , "An Approach of Fibre To Fibre Friction Measurement: Modified and Improved Static Friction Tester", ITMC-Intelligent Textiles & Mass Customization,, Venue: Casablanca & Marrakesh, Morocco., (2011)

26

Sheraz Ahmad, Artan Sinoimeri , "Effect of Fibre Hooks and Crimp on Fibre to Fibre Friction of Cotton", International Conference on Textile and Clothing-3, Venue: University of Management & Technology Lahore Pakistan, (2011)

27

Sheraz Ahmad Artan Sinoimeri , "Effect of Fibre Surface Properties on Inter-fibre Friction of Cotton", 10th world textile conference AUTEX 2010, Venue: Vilnius Lithuania., (2010)

Major Apparatus & Equipments
  • Fibro Graph
  • Fineness Tester
  • Pressley & Stelo meter strength tester
  • Shirley Analyzer
  • Yarn Testing
  • Wrapping Reel
  • Auto Sorter
  • Twist Tester
  • Lea Strength Tester
  • Tensorapid
  • Hairiness Tester
  • Classimate-II
  • Tensile Strength Tester
  • Elmendorf’s Tear Tester
  • Universal Textile Abrasion Tester
  • I.C.I Pilling Box Tester
  • Abrasion Tester (Martindale)
  • Cloth Density Tester
  • Stiffness Tester
  • Crease Recovery Tester
  • Circular Cutter for G.S.M
  • Hygrometer
  • Moisture Meter
  • Microscopes
  • Sample Dryer
Contact Name: Dr. Sheraz Ahmad
Position: Assistant Professor / Chairman
Contact Telephone: +92-41-9230081-90 Ext: 108
Contact Fax: +92 (41) 9230098
Office Address: Department of Materials and Testing, National Textile University , Faisalabad-37610, Pakistan
Email chairmandmt@ntu.edu.pk