Research Journal of Textile and Apparel – new issue

Dear Colleagues,

 I am writing to let you know our new issue of Research Journal of Textile and Apparel (RJTA).

 Table of Content (Vol. 15, No. 4, Nov 2011)

Paper list

 Formaldehyde-Free Chemical and Enzymatic Crosslinking of Plant Proteins

Ying Li and Yiqi Yang


Customised Pressure Garment Development by Using 3D Scanned Body Image

Mohamed Najib Bin Salleh, Memis Acar and Neil D. Burns


Dyeing of Polyester Fabrics with Indigo

Gulzar Ahmad Baig


Unconventional Natural Dyeing Using Microwave Heating with Cochineal as Natural Dyes

N.S. Elshemy


Study of Bamboo and Cotton Blended Baby Diapers

O.L.Shanmugasundaram and R.V.Mahendra Gowda


Surface Roughness Evaluation of Weft Knitted Fabric by Using a Textile Surface Tester

Najeh Maâtoug, Mehdi Sahnoun and Faouzi Sakli


The Effects of Underwater Shock Wave Loading on the Physico –Mechanical Properties of Jute Fiber

G. M. Shafiur Rahman and Shigeru Itoh


Cationized Wool for Improving the Dyeability and Antimicrobial Activity

E.M. El-khatib and N. F. Ali


Static and Dynamic Tensile Behaviour of Spun Yarns: A Critical Review

B.R. Das, S.M. Ishtiaque and R.S. Rengasamy


Anchoring of Monochlorotriazinyl-β-cyclodextrin onto Cotton Fabrics and Use of its Inclusion Ability to Impart Durable Antimicrobial Activity

Essam S. Abdel-Halim, Moustafa M.G. Fouda, Sanaa M. El-Sawy,Ibrahim A. Hamdy and Fikry A. Abdel-Mohdy


Effect of Acids and Metal Salt Pretreatments on Acrylic Dyeability

L.K. El Gabry, A. Bendak, M.B. El Hossamy and M.S. Abo Hamr


A Historical Review of Environmental Factors and Business Strategies for U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Industry 1973-2005

Hyejune Park and Doris H. Kincade


RJTA is published by Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel. Papers on broad areas of topics pertinent to the soft materials and goods will be published in the Journal, including:


– Polymeric and fibrous materials

– Fiber, yarn, textile, and clothing technologies

– Management, marketing and retailing of the textile and clothing

– Design of textile and Fashion

For more information and instructions for authors, please visit the website Manuscripts can be submitted through our web service

RJTA is indexed in Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and Textile Technology Index (EBSCO) and is now recommending for Engineering Index (EI) and Science Citation Index (SCI) coverage.

If you have any questions about the journal, please do not hesitate to contact me.

With best wishes,

Prof. Jin-lian HU


On behalf of Editorial Board

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel (

c/o Institute of Textiles and Clothing

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2766-6437

Fax: (852) 2773-1432


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