Department of Textile Processing

Department of Textile Processing

The Department of Textile Processing occupies an eminent position in the University. It provides trained man-power to the textile processing industry. The department offers a four-year degree program through a range of courses covering all areas of wet processing of textile materials.The theoretical knowledge is strengthened with extensive practical work.The department hosts a blend of conventional and modern processing machines for practical training of the students.Our graduates are holding important positions in the industry from production to management. They are also engaged in sales of textile chemicals, dyes and pigments of multi-national organizations.The students get internship in the industry and make frequent visits during vacations to obtain comprehensive knowledge and to see latest trends of the industry.

Mission Statement

Textile Processing Department is committed to provide trained manpower to the Textile Chemical Processing Industry by imparting the best possible theoretical and technical knowledge of both basic and applied textile coloring and finishing science for the socio-economic development of the society.

 

HoD Message

Allah Almighty honored me to lead, as Chairman Department of Textile Processing. It is indeed a matter of immense pleasure to serve my own alma mater, the leading textile institute of Pakistan. I am and my whole team warmly welcome you to the department of Textile Processing.

Bearing in mind our motto "To innovate and lead”, for the benefit of mankind", Department of Textile Processing takes pride in offering a quality program which nurtures the graduates as critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders. We have well-established laboratories, highly qualified teaching faculty which ensure quality education.

Our close collaborations with Industry and other universities create a wealth of research options. We also have a long-established research culture which supports our academics in conducting research that has an impact and practical value. Apart from being a close partner of industry, our department has strong regional and global connections. We are weaving a growing and increasingly effective global network which further facilitates our educational and research development, as well as enhancing our academic and cultural exchanges. We are confident that our engineers will rise as shining stars for the development of NTU as well as Pakistan. We at NTU are also practical dreamers, who strive to turn our vision into reality.

I am thankful to the efforts of our teachers, researchers, students and staff for playing a leading role in our discipline.

Department of Textile Processing offers following degree programs.

  1. B.Sc Textile Engineering (With specialization in)Textile Processing

Dr Kashif Iqbal

Microencapsulation, Finite Element Simulation, Textile Dyeing

I have published research about the synthesis of Nano encapsulated PCM and its heat transfer simulation. My current research area is the encapsulation of phase change materials, dyeing of textile materials and surface modification of textiles.

Dr. Abdu r Rehman

Chemical Modification, Fibers, Dyes and Pigments, Novel dyeing techniques, Chemical modification of the fibers to enhance their dyeability.

As nearly one third of the dye find its way to effluents causing a number of ecological and economic problems. Also the use of higher amounts of electrolytes and alkali make the processes quite environmentally unfriendly. By modifying and synthesizing novel dyes increase the fixation of the dyes which could impact socio-economically. 

Aisha Rehman

Biological Pretreatments, Comfort Textiles, Finishing of Textiles

Optimization of amylase and lipase under various chemo-physical conditions, Biological pre-treatments of cotton and polyester fabric, hydrophobic finishing of cotton, Simultaneous application of dyeing and antibacterial finishing, Development of zinc oxide nano particles on cotton fabric, development of fabric to enhance comfort

Asfand Yar Khan

Research Area: Micro-Encapsulation Phase Change Materials PCMs, Novel Natural Dyes for Development of Functional Textiles. Previous and ongoing Research: I have published three research papers on synthesis and characterization, of Micro-capsules from PEG-1000 as Phase Change Material and their application on textile substrates. I have one conference paper on “A novel synthesis of solid-solid (SSMePCM) by in-situ polymerization" at International Conference on Nanomaterials, Functional and Composite Materials at Hong Kong, China. My ongoing research is on Photo electro-Fenton degradation of the organic pollutants using Fe-doped CuFe2O4 as heterogeneous catalyst.

Textile Processing Department Ongoing Projects

  1. Dyeing of cotton fabric with reactive dyes using ecofriendly salts of magnesium
  2. Cationization of cotton for sulfur black dyeing without auxiliaries
  3. To improve overall equipment efficiency of textile processing mill.
  4. Electrochemical reduction of Vat dyes
  5. To print Nylon fabric with Acid dyes and Attaining High Performance Water Resistant Proficiency
  6. To reduce per meter processing cost of fabric.
  7. Development of flame retardant PU coated fabrics.
  8. Dyeing of cotton package yarn with indigo dye.
  9. Development of Antibacterial and UV protective cotton fibers/fabrics by treatment with zinc/zinc oxide systems
  10. Application and characterization of CaO nanoparticles on cotton fabric and characterization of multifunctional properties.
  11. Study the cross linking of citric acid on cotton fabrics using nano-photocatalysts
  12. Optimization of process parameters for modal dyeing without fibrillation.
  13. Simultaneous dyeing and antibacterial finishing of cotton fabric.
  14. Shade depth optimization of dyed knitted fabric for subsequent silicone softener application.
  15. Development of moisture management finishes and study of their performance,
  16. Combined easy care and water repellent finishing of cotton fabrics using plasma treatment
  17. Development of plasma treated polyester and PC fabrics with improved comfort properties
  18. Comparison of comfort and performance properties of selected product lines of leading Pakistani clothing brands.
  19. Cationic dyeable polyester
  20. Wrinkle free finishing of cotton fabric using formaldehyde free cross-linkers.
  21. Study the flame retardant behavior of conventional and environmental friendly flame retardants.
  22. Printing of conductive inks on cotton fabrics.
  23. Simultaneous antibacterial and water repellent finishing of cotton.

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Textile Processing Department Projects 2016 

  1. Electro Chemical Reduction of Vat Dye
  2. Improvement of Softness of Denim Fabric
  3. Wet Processing of Linen Fabric
  4. "One Step Dyeing of Surface Modified Cotton Nylon Blen with Acid Dyes"
  5. To Study the Effect of Different Durable Press Finishes on Denim Fabric
  6. Application of Different Chemistry Based Softeners and Their Properties Analysis Using FTT
  7. Bio Degradable Composite Formation from Sweet Potatoes
  8. Application of Silver and Copper Nano Particles to Polyester Filament to make the Conductive Course Spun Yarn
  9. Reduction in Ozone Fading Effect on Denim Fabric Performance
  10. Comparative Analysis of Different Dyes on Nylon
  11. Synthesis of Reactive Dyes and Its Application on Cotton Fabric
  12. Synthesis of UV Observant Reactive Finish 
  13. Synthesis of Multi-Functional Finishes
  14. One Stage Printing of PC Fabric by Reactive Disperse Dye by Curing Method
  15. Multi-Functional Finishing of Textile Substrate with Novel Polysacride

Textile Processing Department Projects 2015 

  1. Comparison of comfort and physical properties of 100 percent cotton fabric printed with pigments and reactive dye. August 2015
  2. To improve the fastness properties of multi-self-cleaning fabrics functionalized with ZnO Nano rods. August 2015
  3. Chemical modification of cotton to improve dye-ability of reactive dyes. August 2015
  4. To produce denim like effect by simple printing on twill weave fabric and vat dyeing of twill weave fabric having cotton in warp and polyester in weft. August 2015
  5. Flame retardancy through commercially available resins. October 2015
  6. Effect of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) bleach parameters on color characteristics of washed denim. August 2015
  7. Cationization of fabrics made by 100 percent cotton to improve fastness properties of vat dyes. August 2015
  8. Chemical modification of the cotton to improve the dyeability of reactive dyes. August 2015
  9. Use of chitosan for microencapsulation of various essential oils and their application on cotton fabric. May 2012 MSc
  10. Modification of cotton and application of direct dyes on it to improve its functional properties. August 2015
  11. Comparative study of tensile and fastness properties of acid and reactive printed silk fabrics. August 2015
  12. To improve the fastness properties of multifunctional self-cleaning fabrics functionalized with Zno nanrods. August 2015
  13. Comparison of comfort and physical properties of 100 percent fabric printed with pigments and reactive dyes. August 2015
  14. Modification of cotton and application of direct dyes on it to improve its functional properties. August 2015
  15. Combined effect of direct and dispersed dye on PC fabric. August 2015

Textile Processing Department Projects 2014 

  1. Resin optimization and advance characterization of 100 percent pure cotton fabric. August 2014
  2. Synthesis application and testing of ZnO nanoparticles on the 100 percent cotton fabric sample. August 2014
  3. Optimization of fabric structure and shade for UV protection properties. August 2014
  4. Green synthesis of silver nano-particles and its application in textiles. September 2014
  5.  Cationization of cotton to improve fastness properties of reactive dyes. August 2014
  6. Colored discharged printing of indigo dyed denim 100 percent cotton fabric using KMnO4 as a discharging agent. August 2014
  7. Synthesis of anti-bacterial dye, evaluation of its antimicrobial activity, application to different substrate and find out the fastness properties. August 2014
  8. Use of Zinc Oxide Nano particles for the curing of resins. August 2014.
  9. Ultraviolet protection properties of textiles by natural finishes. August 2014
  10. Preparation of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and their application on 100 percent cotton. September 2014
  11. Synthesis of antibacterial dyes, evaluation of its antimicrobial activity, application to different substrate and find out the fastness properties. August 2014
  12. Synthesis of novel dyes, evaluation if it’s antimicrobial properties application and determination of its fastness properties. August 2014
  13. Synthesis of tungsten oxide nano rods, its applications on textile material and study of its functional properties. August 2014
  14. Ultraviolet properties of textiles by natural finishes. August 2014
  15. Resist style of printing and optimization of different techniques. August 2014
  16. Optimization of combined effect of water repellent and flame retardency on 100 percent cotton. August 2014

Textile Processing Department Projects 2013 

  1. Optimization of finishes on cotton twill weave fabric by using water repellent finishes in addition to silicon and polyethylene. 2013
  2. Development of comfortable water repellent fabric for apparel. April 2013
  3. One bath dyeing of polyester cotton blended fabrics with disperse and direct dyes using durable press finishes. November 2013
  4. To produce a denim like effect on a bleached cotton fabric by vat printing. October 2013
  5. One bath dyeing with metal complex dye and resin finishing. October 2013
  6. Transparency evaluation of leuco dye based thermochromic pigments for curtain application. October 2013
  7. Production and isolation of biosurfactant and its application in bioscouring of cotton fabrics. October 2013
  8. Development of thermos-regulating and antimicrobial fabrics by using polyethylene glycol (PEG) and chitosan. October 2013
  9. Effect of different types of resin on the washing fastness of fragrance and anti-bacterial finishes applies on cotton fabric. April 2013
  10. Effect of different softeners on the comfort properties of polyester/cotton blended fabrics. April 2013
  11. Optimization of heat setting parameters to control shrinkage of cotton/lycra blended fabrics.  April 2013
  12. Development of surgical gown with improved properties. March 2013
  13. Effect of color values on thermal comfort of 100 percent woven cotton fabrics. October 2013
  14. Evaluation of mechanical properties on denim fabric after bio-polishing. November 2013
  15. Optimization of performance properties of drapery fabrics made by 100 percent cotton. October 2013
  16. To study the binder type and application method on washing durability of mosquito repellent finish. March 2013
  17. Comparison of comfort properties of 100 percent cotton fabric dyed with reactive dyes and pigments. April 2013
  18. To study the antibacterial and softness properties of aloevera on 100 percent cotton fabric. October 2013
  19. Influence of different industrial washes on the physical, aesthetic and sensory properties of denim fabric. April 2013
  20. To study the effect of dye concentration on IR reflectance. November 2013
  21. Development in surgical drapes for medical applications. April 2013
  22. To improve the fastness properties of pigment dyed PC blended fabric. October 2013
  23. Optimization of easy care finishing properties of white cotton fabric (twill) using hydrophobic resins and hydrophilic softeners. November 2013
  24. To study the effect of cellulose enzyme on the K/S value of cotton before and after dyeing. October 2013
  25. To study the effect of flame retardant finish on fastness properties of reactive dyed cotton fabric. 2013.
  26. To study the effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles size and concentration on antibacterial activity and moisture management properties of P/C fabrics. October 2013
  27. Dyeing of 100 percent polyester fabric with natural dyestuff (turmeric) by using exhaust and continuous methods. April 2013
  28. Development of comfortable water repellent fabric for apparel. April 2013
  29. Comparison of moisture management properties of 100 percent cotton fabric with moisture channels of different design and intensity. April 2013
  30. Development of thermoregulating fabric using polyethylene glycol 1000 as a phase change material. April 2013
  31. A study of changes in color properties of reactive dyed 100 percent cotton fabric due to softener application and some other changes in physical properties. April 2013
  32. To compare the fastness properties of PC dyed fabric (woven, knitted) by using different pre and post treatments with different shades. April 2013
  33. Effect of fabric color values on light transmittance of drapery fabrics. November 2013
  34. One bath dyeing with metal complex dye and resin finishing. October 2013
  35. Effect of different oil stain removers on the dyeing quality of viscose fabric. March 2013

Textile Processing Department Projects 2012 

  1. An eco-friendly approach to enhance dyeing and functional properties of cotton woven fabric. March 2012
  2. Energy economization and recipe optimization by low temperature bleaching using activators. March 2012
  3. Pigment dyeing of polyester cotton blended fabrics by exhaust method. March 2012
  4. Recipe optimization of vat printing on steaming ager by using different chemical on 100 percent cotton. March 2012
  5. Effect of different auxiliaries and process parameters on color fastness properties and shade depth in uniform continuous dyeing of cordura fabric. March 2012
  6. Recipe optimization of hand building finishes to enhance durability. March 2012
  7. Retention of 3D’S by using low temperature resin and its effect on tear strength and crease recovery angle. February 2012
  8. Study of reactive-disperse printing of cotton-polyester blended fabrics. August 2012
  9. Application of anti-microbial and anti-mosquito finishes on cellulose substrate. March 2012
  10. Application of different commercially used resins on denim and evaluation of their properties. March 2012
  11. To study the effect of cellulose enzyme and caustic treatment on moisture management properties of 100 percent cotton PC blended fabric. March 2012
  12. Pigment dyeing of 100 percent cotton and PC blend through different pad dyeing methods. March 2012
  13. Study of effect of different washes on denim performance properties and their co-relation. March 2012
  14. Effect of different oil stain removers on the dyeing quality of cotton fabric. March 2012
  15. Comparison of different pigment dyeing systems and different substrates dyed with best pigment dyeing system. March 2012
  16. One bath pigment dyeing and finishing of PC work-wear fabrics. 2012
  17. Effect of concentration of titanium dioxide on the crease recovery finishing. March 2012
  18. Performance properties of anti-microbial finishes on 100 percent woven cotton fabric. March 2012

Textile Processing Department Projects 2011 

  1. Work on improvement in fastness properties of pigment printing using combination of binders. 2011

Services

Textile Chemical Testing, Consultancy Services and Quality Control Labs

The department provides testing and consultancy services to local textile processing industry. The department has well qualified and skilled staff and the whole faculty works as a team for this important service to the industry. The results of our testing lab are authentic and recognized all over the world.The Lab has calibrated instruments for testing of different textile products and chemicals. All tests are carried out in standard conditions. The Lab has been ISO 17025 accredited.

The Lab has the following facilities:

  • Microscopes
  • Launder-o-Meter for washing fastness tests.
  • Pot Dyeing Machine for dyeing and shade matching
  • Crock Meters for rubbing fastness tests
  • Xenon Light Fastness Tester
  • Viscometer for measurement of viscosity of printing pastes
  • Computer color matching system
  • Color Assessment Cabinet
  • Drying Oven
  • Melt spinning tester
  • Digital Balances, etc

Labs

The department of textile chemistry has three laboratories.

Textile Chemical Testing and Quality Control Lab the Lab has calibrated instruments for testing of different textile Products and chemicals. All tests are carried out in standard Laboratories conditions. The Lab has been ISO 17025.

The Lab has the following facilities:

  • Microscopes
  • Launder-o-Meter for washing fastness tests.
  • Pot Dyeing Machine for dyeing and shade matching
  • Crock Meters for rubbing fastness tests
  • Xenon Light Fastness Tester
  • Viscometer for measurement of viscosity of printing pastes
  • Computer colour matching system
  • Colour Assessment Cabinet
  • Drying Oven
  • Melt spinning tester accredited.

Pilot Scale Production Lab

This Lab is equipped with the following state of the art equipment:

  • Yarn Dyeing Machine
  • Open Jigger
  • High Pressure Jigger
  • High Pressure Pot Dyeing Machine
  • High Pressure Soft Flow Jet Dyeing Machine
  • Winch Dyeing Machine
  • Pad – Steam Continuous Dyeing Machine
  • Pad – Thermosol Continuous Dyeing Machine
  • Padder with Stenter for application of chemical finishes
  • Roller Printing Machine
  • Flat Bed Screen Printing Machine
  • Rotary Screen Printing Machine
  • Steamer
  • Ageing/Curing Machine

1.       Work on improvement in fastness properties of pigment printing using combination of binders. 2011

Ball Mill
  • Ball Mill
Bobbin Dyeing Machine
  • Bobbin Dyeing Machine
Calender
  • Calender
Curing Machine
  • Curing Machine
Denim Washing Machine
  • Denim Washing Machine
Flat bed Printing Machine
  • Flat bed Printing Machine
Garments Dryer
  • Garments Dryer
Garments Dyeing Machine
  • Garments Dyeing Machine
Gretagmacbeth Spectrophotometer
  • Gretagmacbeth Spectrophotometer
High Pressure Jigger Dyeing Machine
  • High Pressure Jigger Dyeing Machine
Hydroextractor
  • Hydroextractor
Jet Dyeing Machine
  • Jet Dyeing Machine
Laboratory Padder
  • Laboratory Padder
Laboratory Refrigerator
  • Laboratory Refrigerator
Laboratory Steamer
  • Laboratory Steamer
Launder o Meter
  • Launder o Meter
Light Fastness Tester
  • Light Fastness Tester
Low Pressure Jigger
  • Low Pressure Jigger
Oven for Garments Dyeing and Curing
  • Oven for Garments Dyeing and Curing
Ozone Denim Washing
  • Ozone Denim Washing
Package Dyeing Machine
  • Package Dyeing Machine
Pad Steam Dyeing Machine
  • Pad Steam Dyeing Machine
Pad Thermosol Dyeing Machine
  • Pad Thermosol Dyeing Machine
Pot Dyeing Machine
  • Pot Dyeing Machine
Roller Printing Machine
  • Roller Printing Machine
Rotary Screen Printing Machine
  • Rotary Screen Printing Machine
Single Yarn Dyeing Machine
  • Single Yarn Dyeing Machine
Spraying Booth
  • Spraying Booth
Star Steamer
  • Star Steamer
Stenter
  • Stenter
Water Bath
  • Water Bath
Winch Dyeing Machine
  • Winch Dyeing Machine

Contact Name: Dr. Munir Ashraf
Position: Assistant Professor / Chairman
Contact Telephone: +92-41-9230081 - 90 Ext:206
Contact Fax: +92 (41) 9230098
Office Address: Department of Textile Processing, National Textile University , Faisalabad-37610, Pakistan
E-Mail: chairmandtp@ntu.edu.pk