Tussar Silk: Scope for Improving Quality by Enzyme Technology

C. Vigneswaran, D. Ridhu Nivethinni, K. Shilpaa, A. Sheetal Dhanapal

Abstract


Tussar silk is a natural protein fibre which composed mainly of fibroin and produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. Saturated wild silks are of three types: Tussar, Muga, and Eri. The tussar silk production and usage of tussar silk products have reached to an appreciable extent in global market for variety of diversity products in Textile and Apparel sectors. This has led to the search of improved methods of tussar processing, giving attention to both its quality and handle properties. This article revolves around the advance methods of tussar silk processing which are more eco-friendly when compared to the other normal methods.

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