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Textiles and Clothing Sustainability

Sustainable Textile Chemical Processes

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Part of the Textile Science and Clothing Technology book series (TSCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Nigar Merdan, Seyda Eyupoglu, Mujgan Nayci Duman
    Pages 1-41
  3. Sujata Saxena, A. S. M. Raja, A. Arputharaj
    Pages 43-79
  4. Shahid-ul-Islam, F. Mohammad
    Pages 81-97

About this book


This book highlights the challenges in sustainable wet processing of textiles, natural dyes, enzymatic textiles and sustainable textile finishes. Textile industry is known for its chemical processing issues and many NGO’s are behind the textile sector to streamline its chemical processing, which is the black face of clothing and fashion sector. Sustainable textile chemical processes are crucial for attaining sustainability in the clothing sector. Seven comprehensive chapters are aimed to highlight these issues in the book.


Denim bio-stoning Back-staining Flame retardant finishing Natural dye extraction Water recovery/reuse in textiles Textile finishing operations Anthraquinone based natural colorants Enzymes for synthetic fibers Residual bio mass disposal Wet processing of textiles

Editors and affiliations

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 1
  1. 1.Manhattan Centre 8/FSGS Hong Kong Limited Manhattan Centre 8/FHong KongHong Kong

About the editors

Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan is currently working for SGS as Environmental Services Manager-Asia, based at Hong Kong. He gained his diploma, bachelors and masters in Textile Technology from premier institutes of India. He was awarded doctorate from The Institute of Textiles and Clothing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for his dissertation entitled, "Eco-functional Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags” He also has more than seven years of industrial experience in textile manufacturing, textile testing and sustainability evaluation of various materials. He was an outstanding student throughout his studies and bagged numerous awards and medals including many gold medals in his study period. He has more than 80 academic publications in various textiles and environmental journals to his credit. Additionally he has 2 patents, 6 book chapters and over 25 scientific books and numerous conference publications. He is acting as an editor, editorial board member and reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals of textiles and environmental science disciplines.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing