New Book on Polypropylene Staple Fibre
DKTE Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute is in the field of textile education for over three decades. During this period an urgent need of standard and well authenticated text books, especially on man-made synthetic fibres, has been felt. With this lacuna in mind, publishing the following new book;
POLYPROPYLENE STAPLE FIBRE – Revealing its True Potential- ISBN: 978-93-5391-986-3
This book is authored by Dr. S. R. Vengsarker & Prof. S. D. Mahajan who are associated with the textile industry for more than fifty years. Dr. Vengsarker has the benefit of working in both polyester and polypropylene fibre manufacturing and marketing for over forty years. He had unique advantage of interacting with several technocrats in this field in India, Europe and U.S.A. He also got opportunity of visiting some prominent polypropylene fibre manufacturing companies. He has tried to incorporate this information in the book in the best possible manner.
The salient aspects covered in the book include:
Detailed coverage of major man-made synthetic fibres highlighting the ‘unique’ properties of polypropylene fibres.
Modes of manufacturing various grades of polypropylene fibre with special reference to raw material (resin) selection spin finish oil application, fibre testing and quality grading of fibre.
Fibre to yarn conversion on cotton spinning system and also on Dref-2 yarn spinning system.
The chapter on applications of this fibre brings out the vast potential of the fibre mentioning several products made in India as well as specialty products produced abroad from high-tech fibre grades.
Four experts are also involved to contribute by sharing their experience in their specialized fields like use of polypropylene fibre in civil engineering, geo-synthetics, and antimicrobial applications and in denim fabric.
of pages – 328, No. of Figures: 118, No. of Tables:70
Thus, the authors have given a very wide coverage to polypropylene fibre in the book to enable the readers to appreciate its full potential. The book is priced at INR Rs.1000/- (One Thousand only) and 30% discount for academicians and students. The book will prove useful to textile institutes, research institutes and equally to man-made fibre industry.
Review by Dr. S. G. Vinzanekar, Former Principal & Head of Textile Technology Dept., V. J .T. Institute, Matunga, Mumbai.
The Book exclusively deals with Polypropylene Staple Fibre and provides a wide coverage including physical, chemical properties and structural aspects of major synthetic fibres in use in India, clearly mentioning the properties in which polypropylene scores over others. The Book provides valuable information on polypropylene manufacturing techniques with lot of practical operational inputs and associated spin finish application details on the fibres, fibre testing details and fibre test values expected out of various fibre grades. Moreover, polypropylene’s exceptional properties are also highlighted in the context of end user applications such as filtration fabrics and sieves, geo-synthetics, carpets, floor coverings for automotive applications, civil engineering applications etc. Special mention is about un-usual wicking property of polypropylene not found in other fibres and advantage taken in inner-wears and sportswear.The authors have taken pains to bring out “niche” applications of polypropylene fibre practiced abroad and the Indian industry should explore these products to expand the market.
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There are four Chapters (No. 8 to 12) in the Book contributed by guest authors, experts in their own fields. They cover practical application of polypropylene fibres in civil engineering applications in geo-synthetics (in combination with geo-grids, geo-nets, geo-membranes), in anti-microbial yarns/ fabrics and in Denims. Out of the above, use of polypropylene fibre in geo-synthetics is well established and is growing at a faster rate due to infrastructure development. Field trials taken are well explained with details and colour photographs. There is no doubt that the authors have presented the subject matter very lucidly with illustrations, figures, tables, graphs and photographs. The Book covers most areas of polypropylene fibre-from raw materials to manufacturing to fibre end applications-and will be a reference guide not only to fibre industry but also to technical institutes, research organizations and textile students. It is therefore recommended that the technical institutes can now introduce Polypropylene Fibre and Filament as an elective credit in the synthetic fibres course syllabus.
I wholeheartedly congratulate the authors to bring out this exceptional Book at a time when such informative textile books are needed the most. The Book is printed meticulously in suitable font to make reading comfortable.
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