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Medical Textiles

Medical textiles refer to textile materials specifically designed and engineered for medical and healthcare applications. These textiles play a crucial role in various aspects of healthcare, including wound care, surgical procedures, patient hygiene, and medical implants. They are often designed to possess specific properties such as breathability, moisture management, flexibility, antimicrobial properties, and biocompatibility. Medical textiles encompass a wide range of products, including bandages, dressings, surgical gowns, drapes, implants, orthopedic devices, and hygiene products like masks and gloves. They contribute significantly to the effectiveness, safety, and comfort of medical procedures and patient care.

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Filtration Textiles

Filtration textiles are specialized fabrics designed to separate solid particles from fluids or gases, ensuring purification or separation in various industries and applications. These textiles are engineered with specific pore sizes, structures, and surface treatments to efficiently capture contaminants while allowing the passage of desired components. They are commonly used in air filtration systems, water purification processes, industrial filtration applications, and personal protective equipment like face masks. Filtration textiles play a vital role in maintaining clean environments, ensuring product quality, and protecting health and safety.

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Textile Composites

Textile composites are innovative materials formed by combining textiles with other materials like polymers, metals, or ceramics to create high-performance structures with enhanced properties. These composites leverage the strength, flexibility, and lightweight nature of textiles while incorporating the desired characteristics of the additional materials. They offer advantages such as increased strength, stiffness, durability, and resistance to environmental factors like corrosion and impact. Textile composites find applications in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, construction, sports equipment, and protective gear. Examples include carbon fiber reinforced textiles for aircraft components, fiberglass reinforced textiles for boat hulls, and aramid fiber reinforced textiles for bulletproof vests. These materials contribute to the development of advanced and multifunctional products with superior performance and efficiency.

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Message from the HOD

Lt. Dr. R. Neelakandan


          Our department stands at the forefront of shaping the future of textiles, embracing the fusion of tradition with cutting-edge technology. With a legacy of ground breaking research, industry partnerships, and a diverse community of scholars, we have established ourselves as leaders in the field. Our department offers Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with well-designed curriculum that foster student engagement, learning and success. Our faculty members play an integral part in the success and vibrancy of the student community, shaping the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators through their teaching, research, and service endeavours. The passion of our faculty members in teaching, research, and service inspires students, colleagues, and the broader community, creating a culture of excellence and innovation that propels our department forward. In overall, our department is committed to providing a supportive and stimulating environment that empowers students and faculty to achieve their academic and research goals. Through our state-of-the-art facilities, resources, and support services, we aim to cultivate a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration within our academic community.