Textile Finishing

By Prof. Kushal Sen   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 532
This course would cover the science and application of various finishing processes based on the need and chemistry of the fibres, namely, cellulose based, protein based and synthetics. Fundaments of the techniques and the chemistry finishing agents, mechanisms applicable to various finishing techniques. Some introduction to relevant machines and characterization of finished fabrics would also be covered.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students of first year B.Sc (Physics / Mathematics ) and first year B.E courses.

PREREQUISITES: Should have knowledge of fibres, preferably of preparatory processes and dyeing

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Textile Industry, particularly chemical processing industry
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Textile Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction , general classification of finishes, mechanical finishing; sanforization
Week 2: Wrinkle-resist finishing, need, general approach for obtaining finished product
Week 3: Cross-linking agents, catalysts needed, process and evaluation
Week 4: Stiffeners and softeners
Week 5: Waterproof, water repellent, waterproof breathable finishing
Week 6: Flame retardants and finishing thereof
Week 7: Antimicrobial finishing ; bio-polishing
Week 8: Soil repellency and soil release finishing
Week 9: Finishing of wool; milling, setting, shrink-resistant finishing, special finishing of silk
Week 10: Energy efficient technology; Low liquor application and foam finishing
Week 11: Finishing of synthetics; Heat setting , Antistatic and other special finishing
Week 12: Mangles, driers and Stenters

Books and references

  1. Functional Finishes for Textiles; Improving Comfort, Performance and Protection, Edited by Roshan Paul. 
  2. Textile Finishing: Recent Developments and Future Trends; KL Mittal and T Bahners

Instructor bio

Prof. Kushal Sen

IIT Delhi
Currently a Professor in the Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi. Areas ofspecialization include textile chemical processing, texturing, and structure-propertycorrelation.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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