Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / NID invents SFFST to further explore textile subtleties
NID invents SFFST to further explore textile subtleties
19
Mar '08
A team of researchers at National Institute of Design (NID) had set about to develop high altitude clothing from Angora fibre and in the meanwhile ended up in inventing their own machine to complete the project.

This machine, named as 'single fibre friction and strength tester' (SFFST), is devised to measure friction between individual yarns and plays a crucial factor for any kind of textile application.

In an exclusive interview with Fibre2fashion, Professor Pradyumansinh Jhala of John Bissell Research Chair, NID, gave details about the workings of the machine. He asserted saying, “The SFFST works on the principle of friction in twist of two fibres with a well-defined line contact. The force necessary to slide the fibres in twist gives a measure of friction between the fibres and the force required to break a single fibre gives a measure of fibre strength.”

He further observed that, “For the spinning and weaving operation, it is desirable to know the fibre friction characteristics which will help in setting the machine parameters to achieve quality goods. It is therefore extremely useful for textile industry especially for woolen and man made sectors. Also, the machine will prove to be useful in the development of products for hair care such as shampoos, as it facilitates in determining the effectiveness of the product in smoothening hair.”

When asked about the approximate time taken for developing this unique machine, Professor Jhala stated, “It started with exploration of various ideas, rigging up of simple devices, verification of results and finally building a few prototypes for field testing. This entire process took about one year.”

Professor Jhala was quite confident that since there is no commercial equipment available in the country and aboard for the measurement of single fibre friction, the machine will have a good market in the textile sector.

Moreover, Professor Jhala affirmed that since the machine is sure to get into commercialization, restructuring of the equipment by way of increasing automation in the system and developing a specific design, is under progress.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Jun 2017

GSTN registration reopens

E-commerce operators and TDS (tax deducted at source) deductors can...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

Expedite release of ROSL pending claims: TEA to Centre

The Tiruppur Exporters' Association (TEA) has again urged Union...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

'Export promotion schemes to continue under GST regime'

The export promotion schemes will continue under GST regime, said...

Interviews View All

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

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

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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