Textile industry is one of the most common industries in almost all countries around the globe. India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world and occupies a prominent position in the global textile industry. The textile industry is considered to be the mother of Indian industrialisation and plays a crucial role in the national economy. Global textile trade was estimated to be US$ 662 bn in 2011 and is expected to grow @ 5% in the next 10 years. By year 2021, the growth of Indian Textile industry is envisaged as given below:

Growth of the Indian Textile Industry in cr


6,64,000 (@9.0% CAGR)

Technical Textiles

1,60,750 (@10.0% CAGR)

Home Textiles

40,800 (@8.0% CAGR)

Textile industry contributes about 14% to our national industrial production. The existence of vertically integrated supply chain and diverse range of products are the factors that contribute to the growth of the textile and clothing industry in India, which contributes 5.2% to the country 's GDP. High growth categories include home textiles, women's casual wear, innerwear, children wear, work-wear, uniforms and technical textiles.

Home Textiles

The global home textiles market is around US$ 35 bn, amounting to about 5% of the total textile market. This market is primarily dominated by the US and Europe, both accounting for over 70% of the market size. The various categories of home textiles items include towels, bed linens, curtains, blankets, upholstery, kitchen linen, rugs, carpets, etc. and play an important role in the comfort, protection and decoration of household.

One of the major issues encountered in Home textile is a problem of de-colorization (in form of spots and patches) of dyed towels, apparels, bed sheets and pillow covers, while using Benzoyl peroxide based cream, gel or lotion for treatment of acne. Selection of suitable class of dyestuff and combination of dyestuffs in recipe plays a major role to avoid, minimize such de-colorization problem.

Benzoyl Peroxide

It is one of the most important organic peroxides and widely used in personal care and cosmetics for treatment of acne, bleaching of hair and teeth. It consists of two benzoyl groups bridged by a peroxide link.

Structure of Benzoyl peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide readily undergoes homolysis (breaking of O-O bond) forming free radicals which contain at least one unpaired electron and it is highly reactive.