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Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering
Editorial Board: Katalin Medvedev, PhD
 University of Georgia, USA  view all
ISSN: 2329-9568
Frequency: Quarterly
 
The Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering (JFTTE) promotes rigorous research that makes a significant contribution in advancing knowledge for fashion designing and textile manufacturing. JFTTE includes all major themes pertaining to advances in fashion technology and improved understanding of textile manufacturing.
 
Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering is a subscription based journal that provides a range of options to purchase our articles and also permits unlimited Internet Access to complete Journal content. It accepts research, review papers, online letters to the editors & brief comments on previously published articles or other relevant findings in SciTechnol. Articles submitted by authors are evaluated by a group of peer review experts in the field and ensures that the published articles are of high quality, reflect solid scholarship in their fields, and that the information they contain is accurate and reliable.
 
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Enhancing the Absorbency of Bagasse through Enzymatic Delignification   Research Article
V. Bhanu Rekha, K. Ramachandralu and T. Rasigha
J Fashion Technol Textile Eng 2013, 1:1    doi: 10.4172/2329-9568.1000101
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Enhancing the Absorbency of Bagasse through Enzymatic Delignification

Suitability of the Bagasse fibres to be used for the absorbent hygiene products were improved by enzymatic delignification process, which is the removal of the structural polymer lignin from plant tissue to increase the absorbency of the fiber which is the main requirement for sanitary napkins. Bagasse fibres were delignified in an eco-friendly method using the laccase enzyme and the delignification process was optimized using Box-Behnken experimental design. These delignified fibres were still stiff and may not be suitable for applications in hygiene products.

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Comparative Analysis of Apparel Import by Fiber Content: The Case of the United States and Japan   Review Article
Juyoung Lee,Cheryl Farr and Jan Hathcote
J Fashion Technol Textile Eng 2013, 1:1    doi: 10.4172/2329-9568.1000102
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Comparative Analysis of Apparel Import by Fiber Content: The Case of the United States and Japan

The present study investigated the difference in U.S. and Japanese apparel import demand, driven by fiber content specific to each market and revealed overall characteristics of the corresponding import market. Based on demand theory (Deaton & Mullebaur, 1980), this research (1) calculated price and income elasticities to identify characteristics of U.S. and Japanese apparel import markets by fiber content, and (2) compared differences in the price and income elasticities of apparel imports based on fiber contents in both markets using analysis of variance (ANOVA).

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Application of Modified Coir Fiber as Eco-friendly Oil Sorbent   Research Article
Teli MD and Sanket P Valia
J Fashion Technol Textile Eng 2013, 1:1    doi: 10.4172/2329-9568.1000103
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Application of Modified Coir Fiber as Eco-friendly Oil Sorbent

Lignocellulosic fibers are attractive materials due to its abundance nature, sustainability and biodegradability. They are economical and have low processing energy requirements. Modification of these fibers to make them hydrophobic may allow them to be used as sorbent in oil spill. Oil spills can damage the flora and fauna of the sea and have a great impact on economy and environment. In this study, coir fibers have been acetylated to impart hydrophobicity and increase the oil sorption capacity. The product so formed was characterized by FT-IR, TG, SEM and its degree of acetylation was also evaluated. The extent of acetylation was measured by weight percent gain. Studies indicate that a simple squeezing operation was sufficient to remove most of the oil sorbed by the fibers so that the sorbents can be recycled several times for oil spill clean-up. The results suggest that a total or partial substitution of commercial non biodegradable synthetic oil sorbents by natural sorbent materials like modified coir fibers could be beneficial in the oil spill clean-up operation for improving the efficiency of oil sorption.

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