Ongoing R&D Activities (Achievements)
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Project Details
Project Code: MOT-01/50 kg Jute Bag/2016

Name of the Project: Design and Development of 50 kg Capacity Cost Effective Jute Bags in the light of Threshold Physical Parameters and Mechanical Properties

Type A and Type B hemless bag of newer constructional parameters and weight (530 g) have been developed and prepared in three jute mills. The bags are now being tested at IJIRA Laboratories.

Name of the Principal Investigator: Shri Palash Paul
Project Code: MOT-02/Utilization of Jute Sticks/2016

Name of the Project: Utilization of Jute Sticks and Jute Waste for Extraction of Value Added Chemicals for Industrial Uses

100 kg biomass sent to CIAE, Bhopal for extraction of bio-oil from the biomass. Batches with Jute fibre waste were used to make lignosulphonate. Energy estimation has been started.
Discussions were held with M/s Napro Scientific on procurement of laboratory bio-oil extraction system and quotations were received from the manufacturer. Preparation of Nanocellulose from pure cotton was done as a standard. Work is in progress on conversion of holocellulose from jute into nanocellulose.


Name of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Sandip Bose
Project Code: MOT-03/Faster Retting/2016

Name of the Project: Faster Retting of Jute Plant through Biochemical Intervention

Collection of experimental jute fibre samples from different districts of West Bengal has been completed and the evaluation of their grades as per BIS at IJIRA Physical Testing Laboratory is continuing.

Name of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Syamal Kanti Chakrabarti
Project Code: MOT-04/Softening of Jute Root/2016

Name of the Project: Biochemical Softening of Hard Root Cuttings of Jute for Better Utilization

The project has been completed.
Commercialization of the biochemical root softening technology of jute developed by IJIRA has been continuing at Ambica Jute Mills. Up till now the technology has been put on trials at 14 jute jute mills out of which it has been commercialized in 7 mills. M/s. Victoria Jute Mills has also approached for conducting trials in their mills.
Creation of production facility of biochemical root softening bacteria of Jute has been initiated at Sri Krishna Jute Mills, Eluru against technology transfer fees.


Name of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Syamal Kanti Chakrabarti
Project Code: MOT-05/Jute TP Composite/2016

Name of the Project: Jute-Thermoplastic Composites for Green Product Development

Jute-LLDPE composite granule manufacturing process has been carried out continuously for 8 hours in the presence of technical staff of M/s Patton International.
Spinning bobbins from Jute-PP composites has been developed in bulk scale in replacement of nylon bobbins.
Discussions are on with the party to transfer the technology.


Name of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Md. Safikur Rahman
Project Code: MOT-06/JGT in Rural Road/2016

Name of the Project: Development of Standards for Use of Jute Geotextiles (JGTS) In Rural Roads

Preparation of control & JGT-embedded pavement models, and their monotonic & cyclic testing are under progress. Grey, blended and treated JGTs are being used in the pavement models. Monotonic and cyclic loading tests are under progress.
Exhumed geotextiles form tanks are undergoing tensile, burst strength testing and permeability testing. Residual strength testing of exhumed JGTs/ treated JGTs/ jute-PP blended yarns is under progress. Residual burst strength and permeability testing are also under progress in some judiciously selected cases.
Preparation of rot-proof treated JGT (3 m and 1.5 m wide) in bulk amount in jute mill completed.


Name of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Mahuya Ghosh
Project Code: MOT-07/ High Speed Roller Drafting System /2016

Name of the Project: Development of High Speed Roller Drafting System for improvement in the Jute Drawing Frame productivity

MoA has been signed with the Machinery Manufacturer for the development of prototype industrial scale roller drafting finisher drawing frame.
Modified design of prototype machine has been conceptualized based on the results of the trials taken. Pro-E design of the modified prototype industrial scale roller drafting frame is presently going on.


Name of the Principal Investigator: Mr. Partha Sanyal
Project Code: MOT-08/ Jute Based Composite /2017

Name of the Project: Development of Jute Based Textile Preforms and Pultruded Composite Products

Small scale pultrusion trial has been conducted in the identified industry. Strip and rod as pultruded profiles have been prepared successfully. Another pultrusion trial has been conducted at Ercon Composites, Jodhpur.
A rectangular tube profile has been made.
The products will be evaluated for the performance.


Name of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Md. Safikur Rahman
Project Code: MOT-09/ Jute Based Bio-Composite /2017

Name of the Project: Development of PLA Laminated Jute as Bio-Compostable Packaging Material

Pilot scale trial of extrusion and coating of the bio-compostable material has been conducted at the collaborating mills. Procurement of Bio-compostable polymer for next trial is being organized. The extruder machine used for the coating required modification which is being carried out at collaborating mills.

Name of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Md. Safikur Rahman
Project Code: MOT- 10/ Jute Based Air Filter /2017

Name of the Project: Jute Based Air Filter Media having Anti Microbial & Odour Absorbing Properties

Woven and nonwoven jute textiles are being experimented for making filter media. Laboratory scale trials for making the filter are in progress. Sample has been sent to R T International, USA for evaluation. The results show that the filtration efficiency of the developed filter media is good [MERV 7] whereas the pressure drop value is 9.2 which is very high.

Name of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Md. Safikur Rahman
Project Code: MOT- 11/ Oil Free Processing of Jute Fibres /2017

Name of the Project: Feasibility Study of Oil Free Processing of Jute Fibres

Various new formulations applied at different process parameters have been developed. Impact of relative humidity of atmosphere on performance of yarn spinning has been studied. Rheological properties of oil-free formulations have been studied.
Number of formulations are being developed for achieving better yarn parameters and spinning properties.


Name of the Principal Investigator: Shri Ritwik Chakraborty
Project Code: MOT-12/ Development of Machine for Jute Fabric /2017

Name of the Project: Design and Development of Continuous Damping Calendaring and Cutting Machine for Jute Fabric

Meeting of the Expert Committee for finalizing fabrication cost of planned machinery is convened and also a MoU has been drafted. Fabrication of the cutting machine will be commenced shortly.

Name of the Principal Investigator: Shri Palash Paul
Project Code: National Jute Board /2016

Name of the Project: Process Development, Automation and Pilot Scale Manufacturing of Jute Based Low Cost Sanitary Napkins

Name of the Principal Investigator: Dr. Syamal Kanti Chakrabarti