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4th Edition of

Chemistry World Conference

June 17-19, 2024 | Paris, France

Chemistry 2021

N Gokarneshan

Speaker at Chemistry World Conference 2021 - N Gokarneshan
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, India
Title : Lotus fibre : The new generation natural fibre


Sustainability issues in Textiles have paved way for exploration of many new fibers from renewable sources. Many researches are done to refine the extraction process, test and identify the hidden properties and to characterize the fiber for its unique property. By default, all the natural fibers are sustainable in every dimension of analysis. Each country has their traditional textiles made from ecofriendly materials. Lotus fabric of Cambodia has the same significance but is less popular compared to other natural fibers. It is the eco-friendliest fabric in the world and commonly referred as sacred fabric, which was once used only by the monks. This article explains the history of lotus fiber, separation of fiber, spinning, weaving, properties, popular brands, end uses and market share of lotus fabric which can be an eye-opener of how sustainability is meticulously planned which is the reason for good quality fabrics at slightly higher pricing. Awareness gained on lotus can be applied in exploration of few other natural resources and organic wastes for textiles.

Audience take-away:

  • Audience will be able to get useful insights on the topic and get ideas to extend research in the area.
  • Little research has been done in the area and therefore the presentation would help the audience to exploit the properties of the fibre and explore in different areas of applications.
  • With regard to design, development of new products are possible.


Dr.N.Gokarneshan was born in 1964. He has work experience in academic institutions and industry as well. He has had a stint of over a decade with the textile industry and rose to the position of General Manager. He has experience in academic institutions spanning over 25 years. He has held various positions like professor, head of department and principal. Presently he is working as Dean of the department of costume design and fashion, Dr.SNS Rajalakshmi college of arts and science. His contributions in teaching include authorship of 15 books, contribution of many book chapters for edited books, publication of over 200 papers in various leading scientific journals, paper presentation in conferences. Besides, he holds various portfolios like peer reviewer and editorial board member in journals. He has also been organizing committee member in many conferences. His areas of interest are fabric formation, Textile science, textile wet processing, technical textiles and nano technology in textiles. He is a recipient of many awards and recognitions for contributions in his field.