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THE PHILIPPINES’ FIRST MICRO-SCALE YARN SPINNING FACILITY LAUNCHES ITS OFFICIAL WEBSITE
In this digital age, opportunities for the more efficient transaction of goods, and even quick access to information, are consistently rising. Different platforms are used to promote, buy, and sell products online for convenience. With this, the DOST-PTRI launched its newest innovation, the Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center or RYPIC official website containing relevant information about RYPIC, natural textile fibers sources, and how one can order natural blended yarns anytime, anywhere, and online.
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DOST-PTRI Researchers Develop Greener Bamboo Textiles
By: DOST-PTRI Research and Development Division and the Technology Transfer, Information, and Promotions Staff
Bamboo textiles have become increasingly popular as part of a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to textile materials and manufacturing. It is along this line that the DOST, through its Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI), develops sustainable technologies to create greener Bamboo textile materials.
The DOST-PTRI Bamboo fiber extraction technology, already applied for intellectual property protection with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhil), was first developed in 2015. It includes the mechanical, chemical, and biological processes to liberate the fibers from the bamboo culm. The extracted bamboo textile fiber is treated to obtain highly cellulosic textile fibers while preserving the inherent properties of bamboo such as antimicrobial and UV-blocking properties. The technology, applied to natural extraction of different Bamboo species in the Philippines such as Kawayan Tinik (Bambusa blumeana), Bolo (Gigantochloa levis), Yellow Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris), and Giant Bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper), produces strong and fine Bamboo fibers. Considerably mild and eco-friendly technology coupled with the simplicity of the extraction and treatment technique makes it highly suitable for textile fiber processing in remote Bamboo-rich local areas leading to economic gains for the Bamboo textile industry.
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7 DOST-PTRI Researchers are Chosen as Presenters for PAASE – APAMS Parallel Session on Material Science, Technology, Biotechnology
By: Sharmainne Rhey B. Caoili
Technology Transfer, Information and Promotions Staff
The Philippine Textile Research Institute, the textile research arm of the Department of Science and Technology, through its researchers, will feature various studies in the 41st Annual PAASE Meeting and Symposium and the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting (APAMS). The presentation is under the REC 6 Parallel Session: Philippine Material Innovations on October 10, 2021, Sunday, from 9:30 AM onwards. Seven (7) representatives from the Research and Development Division (RDD) of the Institute will join the roster of presenters.