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Transmigration of Mineral Oil Hydrocarbon (MOH) in Food Items in Packaging
May 13, 2015

Presented by Shri Sakshi Gopal Saha on 13th May, 2015

The transmigration from jute batching oil treated jute bags to packed food items may result in increased level of MOH in food products. Transmigration of MOH may take place by direct contact and/or vapour migration and condensation. In this regard IJO 98/01 limits the use of mineral oil for processing of jute goods meant for food item packaging. IJIRA is undertaking a study to quantify the extent of transmigration from jute bags to food items, if any, in association with Indian Institute of Toxicological Research, Lucknow. IJIRA has developed a rice bran oil based eco-alternative lubricant for jute processing. Currently 17 jute mills are using this technology for manufacturing of food grade jute bags.

The 1st weekly Technical presentation held on 6th May 2015 on “Development of Flax Non-oven for Air Filtration” by Shri Palash Paul.Development of Needle-punched Nonwoven Fabrics from Flax Fibers for Air Filtration Applications
May 6, 2015

Presented by Shri Palash Paul on 6th May, 2015

The technical presentation explained the developmental work carried out by Prof. Rajesh D. Anandjiwala and Prof. Lydia Boguslavsky of South Africa, published in Textile Research Journal in 2008. Different types of needle punched nonwovens were prepared from waste Flax fibre by varying machine and process parameters. The effects of various process parameters on air filtration parameters were studied. The researchers found that multilayered flax nonwoven treated in hot calender at 80oC with some pressure provides the best nonwoven for domestic air filtration application.

Interaction with a Group of Researchers from S. N. Bose Institute led by Prof. A. K. Raychaudhuri, in the presence of Dr. Subrata Gupta, IAS, Jute Commissioner & Shri D. C. Baheti, Chairman, IJIRA.
Apr 23, 2015

IJIRA Visit by Shri A. Madhukumar Reddy, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.
Apr 17, 2015

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