International Journal of Industrial Engineering


ISSN 2456-8449

ISSN 2456-8449

April 2019, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 38-41.


Design and Development of Manual Textile Chemical Mixing and Processing Machine
Fitsum Etefa
Leather Engineering Department, Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology (EiTEX), Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
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The interest in producing textile and textile related product has increased significantly in the last few years. The abundance in nature combined with the ease of Textile chemical processing was an attractive feature, which makes it an important income for the development of a given country. In Ethiopia there is large number of small scale woven and knitted fabric producers. During wet processing and chemical finishing of fabrics, they mix chemicals by using stick. This method will not give uniformly mixed chemical solution, it causes shade variation on treated material and it is time consuming. Now a day there is different automatic wet processing and chemical finishing machines. To but it is expensive. Author designed and developed manual textile chemical mixing and processing machine. The machine can be driven by using hand. The machine has a barrel with mixer. The mixer can be fixed and removed easily during Textile chemical processing.

​​​​Keywords: Wet processing; Finishing; Textile; Chemical mixer; Small scale enterprise.


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