Objective of the research is to prepare the nanoscale cellulose powder from waste fibres by ball milling process. And to study the reinforcement of obtained nanocellulose in the packaging applications for PLA, PVA, etc type of biodegradable polymers.
Leno bags offer ideal packaging solution for fruits and vegetables with respect to shelf life, hygiene, branding and cost economics. India is the world's 2nd largest producer of fruits & vegetables. There is a huge demand and potential market for Leno Bag usage in India (~81 KTA) corresponding to 2700 Leno Looms.
The global consumption of technical textiles is expected to grow from USD 92 bn in 2000 to USD 127 Bn by 2010 at the rate of 4.8 % per annum. Presently major producers of technical textiles are in developed countries out of which USA, Europe and Japan comprise about 70 %.
Today it's needed to adopt a different approach to textiles; fabrics have to be regarded not only just as a surface, to be interpreted graphically, but as a material to all intents and purposes, with its own intrinsic structure and performance. In the sector of technical textiles there are a large number of niches and products.
It is billed as the next biggest opportunity emerging in India. Estimates range from Rs. 6000 crores to Rs.80000 Crores by year 2015. Without getting into a debate of how accurate these estimates are, it is fair to say that India has the potential to feed this number on its own. The government believes so
Surat is known for manufacturing of synthetic and man-made fibre fabrics and produces approximately 50% of synthetic/man-made fibre fabrics manufactured by the entire powerloom industry in India. As far as machinery &