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Hybrid Composite Development by Blending Aramid Fibre with Kenaf & their performance Evaluation
Jun 15, 2016

Presented by Shri Debkumar Biswas on 15th June, 2016

The presentation was delivered on natural fibre blended high performance composite structure
and its applications in human safety products.

Sustainable Development and Geotechnical Engineering – where does Jute Geotextile fit in?
Jun 10, 2016

Presented by Dr. Dipanjan Basu, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada on 10th June, 2016

The presentation was delivered on notions of sustainability of Geotextiles and its application to geotechnical engineering. It was also focused on the latest research activities related to sustainability in geotechnical engineering, including utilization of recycled materials and use of alternate materials and construction methods to reduce carbon foot print. The use of Jute geotextiles in geotechnical engineering was described from the perspective of sustainability with examples.

Manufacturing of Robust Natural Fibre Preforms Using Bacterial Cellulose as Binder
Jun 1, 2016

Presented by Ms. Ipsita Roy, Research Associate, IJIRA  on 1st June, 2016

Bacterial cellulose (BC), produced by aerobic bacteria received ample of attention due to its unique physiochemical properties compared to plant cellulose. BC finds its application in medical, food and textile industries. BC can be used as a binder in the manufacturing of lignocellulosic natural fibre preforms and composites as it has been proven to increase the tensile properties of the mentioned. Natural fibres like jute, sisal, hemp, etc., can be used along with BC as binder to manufacter better quality Green Composites.

An over view of reactive dyes.
May 25, 2016

Presented by Sampurna Chatterjee  on 25th May, 2016

This presentation highlighted on the chemistry of the reactive dyes and its evolution. The use of the poly functional reactive dye helps to reduce the water consumption, salt consumption & also the dyeing cycle time. Simultaneously it also reduces the energy consumption and CO2 emission.

Economical Benefits of River Bank Protection Works with Jute Geotextiles
May 18, 2016

Presented by Rumki Saha  on 18th May, 2016

The presentation focused on prevailing causes of river bank erosion and economical benefits of using Jute Geotextiles (JGT) from conventional method.


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