Course Code:  TEXD-5119

Course Credit 3(2+1)            

Familiarization of students with textile natural regenerated and man-made materials with dimensions of their production and morphology, physical, chemical, aesthetical properties and their identification

Course Contents:

Natural Plant/Cellulose base Materials



Animal/Protein base Materials

Wool and Hair Fibres


Man-Made Regenerated Textile materials

Viscose Rayon


Man-Made Synthetic Textile Material



Advance Materials

Identification of each Material 

  1. Physical ad Chemical Assessment
    1. Visual assessment under microscope
    2. Surface Feel and texture of fibre/fabric
    3. Burning test
    4. Chemical Staining of fibre
    5. Solvent test
    6. Dyeing results based on Cellulose & Protein fibre

Recommended Books:

Hand book of Natural Textile Fibres by J Gordon Cook

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles, Elsevier, 1984, ISBN#1845693167, 9781845693169

Handbook of Textile Fibres Volume 2 Man-Made Fibres by J. Gordon Cook (Auth.)

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles, Elsevier, 1984,

Suggested Books

Hand book of Fibre Chemistry by Menachem Lewin, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742

Physical testing of Textile by B.P.Saville, The Textile Institute, CRC Press Boca Raton Boston

New York Washington, DC WOODHEAD PUBLISHING LIMITED Cambridge England



Sessional: 15   (Attendance and Class participation and Quizz or Presentation)

Mid exam: 15

Practicals: 25  (Practical Assignments and Homework)

Final exam: 45



  • 75% Attendance will me must.
  • Cell Phones should be silent during class.

Course Material