×
428
Fashion Jobs
THE BANYAN HR CONSULTS
Head HR For Garments Manufacturing Company at Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu
Permanent · Chennai
IUMENTAS LIFE SCIENCE
Veterinary Sales Manager For The State of Assam
Permanent · Guwahati
HINDCO RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS
Production Manager| Leading Plastic Manufacturing Company| Umbergaon
Permanent · Navsari
HINDCO RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS
Production Manager| Leading Polythread Manufacturing Company| Ranchi
Permanent · Ranchi
ENGGSERVICES2INDIA
Production Quality Manager - Immediate Requirement
Permanent · Bengaluru
DIASORIN HEALTHCARE INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Hyderabad
METROPOLIS HEALTHCARE
Territory Sales Manager @ Mumbai
Permanent · Mumbai
GTROPY SYSTEMS PRIVATE LIMITED
Direct Sales Manager - Faridabad
Permanent · Faridabad
METROPOLIS HEALTHCARE
Territory Sales Manager @Amravati/Nagpur/Aurangabad
Permanent · Nagpur
AAVAS FINANCIERS LIMITED
Area Sales Manager | Home Loan | Delhi
Permanent · Pune
RAJ RAJESHWARI SPICE FOODS LTD.
Area Sales Manager/Senior Sales Officer Required
Permanent · Bareilly
PARK RETAIL MARKETING PVT LTD
Job Opening For Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Pune
ALUDECOR LAMINATION PVT LTD
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Rohtak
INFEXN LABORATORIES PRIVATE LIMITED
Area Sales Manager - Diagnostic / Healthcare
Permanent · Pune
ALUDECOR LAMINATION PVT LTD
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Vijayawada
RELIABLE CLOTHING PVT. LTD
Opening For Business Head (Garment Export)
Permanent · Mumbai
ALUDECOR LAMINATION PVT LTD
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Hyderabad
ALUDECOR LAMINATION PVT LTD
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Kochi
RISHABH IMPEX
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Northeast India
NATURES ESSENCE PRIVATE LIMITED
Area Sales Manager- Punjab(Ludhiana)
Permanent · Ludhiana
ALUDECOR LAMINATION PVT LTD
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Noida
ALUDECOR LAMINATION PVT LTD
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Coimbatore
By
Jornal T
Translated by
Emily Jensen
Published
Jun 8, 2017
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Finnish researchers are attempting to convert autumn leaves into natural textile dyes

By
Jornal T
Translated by
Emily Jensen
Published
Jun 8, 2017

The natural tones of autumn leaves might shortly be arriving to the textile industry. A team of investigators from VTT Technical Research Centre in Espoo, Finland, is working on capturing the orange and yellow carotenoids and red anthocyanin that “paint” the leaves in the fall, in order to better utilize fallen leaves before they decay during winter. 

“There is a rapidly-growing need for natural pigments in various industries around the world – for example, these natural pigments could be used as nutraceuticals, nutritional products that allegedly have a therapeutic effect,” explained the researchers in a statement. 

The VTT's I&D center developed a process in which the fallen leaves are collected, dried and ground and later extracted int the necessary components. The chemical composition of the leaves varies greatly among different species of trees.  

The investigation has already entered a test-pilot phase, using leaves collected from the Finnish region of Otaniemi. The investigative team states that the methods they’ve developed so far are applicable to various industries, including textile manufacturing. 

Until now, fallen autumnal leaves have had little use. They were left on the ground, used in compost or burned, resulting in full landfills or a rise in carbon dioxide, the researchers say. “In our experience in the lab, we’ve discovered various promising alternative forms of using the leaves,” says Liisa Nohynek, senior researcher for VTT. “We’re in the test-pilot phase, in which we’re examining how our methods can be put to practical use and what quantities of compounds can be extracted from the leaves,” she said. 

copyright_jornalt