MULBERRY SILK REELING
Recently Completed Project
1. Title: Design and development of automatic silk reeling machine for Indian filatures for production of International / superior grade raw silk from multi-bivoltine and bivoltine hybrid cocoons
Scientists involved: Subhas. V. Naik, G. Hariraj, B. M. Mahadevaiah, J. Ramappa and M.K. Ghosh
Fabrication of Automatic silk reeling machine as per the CSTRI design and Technical specifications is completed successfully. The trial reeling on the developed automatic silk reeling machine is under progress using bivoltine hybrid cocoons and Multivoltine cocoons. Reeling process parameters are being standardised. Popularisation in the field is under progress.
2. Title: Production of novel raw silk yarn by cocoon filament entanglement method during reeling
Scientists involved: G. Hariraj, Subhas V. Naik and B. M. Mahadevaiah
The machine has been fabricated. Trails have been conducted and novel yarn has been produced and characterised. Standardisation of some process parameters of the production of novel silk yarn is being done. Using the yarns produced development of fabric as weft has been done and testing of fabric taken up.