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Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Textile Production
2022, 173-186

Biotechnological and nano-biotechnological approaches in finishing of textile materials

Pintu Pandit1, Saptarshi Maiti2, Kunal Singha1, Subhankar Maity3, O.L. Shanmugasundaram4

Department of Textile Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna, India.


Textile finishing is an essential sector in textile processing owing to its advancements in versatile functional applications as well as value addition prospects. The objective of this chapter is to cover the recent developments and the use of biotechnological approaches in textile finishing. Biotechnology is replacing all harsh chemicals from finishing of textile bandit has been discussed in this chapter keeping sustainable development in near future. Modern biotechnology can have a dramatic effect on the world economy and society such as in genetic engineering. This chapter also deals with the application of modern biotechnology used in textile finishing industries.

Keywords: Biotechnology, enzymes, eco-friendly, nano-finishing, textile industry.

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