Textile Chemistry is the applied form of Chemistry. It is an application of basic knowledge of chemistry to understand textile materials. Eventually, the textile chemists artistically modify the materials into various items that can be used by manufacturers for different purposes. A student learns to examine the different groups of fibers that include natural, manufactured, and synthetic fibers. Students also gain good knowledge of various textile fibers. Textile chemists are of two types: one who deals with the manufacturing process and others who understand the technological aspects of fiber. A textile chemist manages the processes of cleaning, dyeing and hence delivering a finished material. These days, textile chemists also learn the art of blending materials. A successful graduate gets to work as a part of the research and development team, technical services process development and lots more.
Core subjects – The core subjects include the following:
Chemical processing of Textile
Textile Testing and instruments
Chemical Processing of Textiles Lab
Computer Application in Textiles
Design and Structure of Fabric
Instrumentation & Control
Information Technology in Textile
Values and Ethics in Profession
Further education – After completing B. Sc. Or B. Tech in Textile Chemistry, you can go for M. Sc. Or M. Tech followed by research.
Job profiles – The job profiles can be as follows:
Quality control supervisor
Medical textiles engineer
Technologists and sales manager
Top recruiters - Some of the top recruiters are:
Mysore Silk Factory
Arvind Mills Ltd.
Lakshmi Machine Works