The division has the following laboratory facilities:
1. Chemical Processing Lab
2. EcoTesting lab
3. Plasma Lab
4. Microbiology& Biochemistry Lab
5. Nanotechnology Lab
6. Pulp & paper testing lab
7. Nanocellulose pilot plant
Chemical Processing Lab
Chemical processing lab is equipped with full range experimental fabric processing machines like open bath dyeing machine, Laboratory fabric rope dyeing machine, jigger etc. It has the facilities to test the quality of the textile materials like light fastness, washing fastness, perspiration fastness, blend analysis etc. The lab has Computer colour matching system with spectrophotometer, UPF analyzer to characterize the dyed and finished materials. The lab is equipped with rotary evaporator, spray drying machine for organic synthesis.
Eco Testing Lab
The eco testing lab is equipped with various analytical equipment ranging from UV-Visible spectrometer, FT-IR, HPLC, GC-MS, AAS, HPTLC, DSc, TGA etc to test the harmful substances present in the fabric.
The lab equipped with unique atmospheric plasma chamber, GC-MS, Millipore, and Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES).
Microbiology& Biochemistry Lab
The Microbiology and Biochemistry lab is unique and mostly deals with the research on byproduct utilization of cotton like cotton seed, meal, etc. The lab is equipped with basic microbiological equipment like laminar chamber, freezer, auto clave, fume hood, centrifuge.
This division has State-of-the-Art Nanotechnology facility to carry out research in the field of synthesis, characterization and application of nanomaterials in textiles and composites. In addition, a full-fledged setup is established for electrospinning of biopolymers for production of nanofibres.
Pulp & Paper Testing Lab
A complete set of facilities is available for testing the properties of pulp and paper quality as per the standards.
Nanocellulose Pilot Plant
Based on the technology developed for energy-efficient production of nanocellulose from cotton linters, a nanocellulose pilot plant is established with a production capacity of 10 kg per day. This pilot plant caters to the need of various entrepreneurs and industrialists for scaling up trails and technology validation in addition to routine use in research and development.