The division has state of the art laboratory that include Chemical Processing Lab, Eco Testing lab, Microbiology& Biochemistry Lab, Nanotechnology Lab, Pulp & paper testing lab, Nanocellulose pilot plant and Plasma Lab
Chemical Processing Lab
Chemical processing lab is equipped with full range experimental fabric processing machines like open bath dyeing machine, Laboratory garment dyeing machine, 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, GC with ECD, FID & FPD, AAS, HPTLC, DSC, TOC- TN analyser, TDS, Dissolved oxygen meter etc to test the harmful substances present in the fabric and effluent
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
Complete lab scale facilities for making pulp and paper from cotton linters/ cotton stalks and other agro residues exist in the division. Similarly facilities for making particle board from cotton stalks and other agro-residues are also available.
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.
The lab is equipped with plasma generation and characterization equipments such as atmospheric plasma chamber, GC-MS and Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES).