2007 Volume 16 Pages 51-55
Quality characteristics of raw silk were studied as per the International testing methods. Two varieties of raw silk viz., Indian bivoltine raw silk and Imported Chinese bivoltine raw silk were tested quality characteristics. The results indicate that the significant difference exists between the quality characteristics of the raw silk viz. size deviation, evenness variations I, winding breaks elongation and cohesion characteristics of raw silk. The study indicates that some scope exists in improving the quality of Indian bivoltine raw silk by adopting denier control gadgets in the field and process control measures.