Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Mexican researchers to patent volcanic ash for textiles
Mexican researchers to patent volcanic ash for textiles
07
Aug '13
courtesy: pueblaonline.com
courtesy: pueblaonline.com
Researchers at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) Puebla Campus in Mexico, have filed a patent to the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) for the collection of volcanic ash to use it in the textile industry.
 
The volcanic ash is to be collected from Popocatepetl, an active volcano in the Puebla region of Mexico.
 
Said Robles Casolco, professor at ITESM and a member of National System of Researchers (SNI), said that volcanic ash can be used in the process of creating faded denim, in order to generate different textures, reports pueblaonline.
 
The academics at the institute estimate that the cost of making the garment would be reduced by 50 percent with the use of volcanic debris instead of the pumice commonly used to create washed out clothes.
 
Mr. Casolco said to create 20 kilograms of washed out fabric one kilogram of pumice is required, whereas in the case of volcanic ash only 250 grams of ash would be required to create the same amount of fabric, which would further lessen the management costs.
 
The invention would be registered under the title ‘Process of Volcanic Ash Adaptability as Abrasive for Textile Industry’, he added.
 
The use of volcanic ash would help in eroding the fabrics without the use of large machinery or expensive components and thereby reduce the price of the garment.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: ABARES

Textiles | On 13th Dec 2017

Australian cotton production to grow 4% in 2017-18: ABARES

Cotton production in Australia is forecast to rise by 4 per cent to...

Global economy now growing by about 3%: UN

Textiles | On 13th Dec 2017

Global economy now growing by about 3%: UN

There is an upturn in the global economy, and it is now growing by...

Clothing prices rise 3% in November in UK market

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

Clothing prices rise 3% in November in UK market

As post-Brexit referendum currency adjustment continues, prices of...

Interviews View All

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search