In addition to garment manufacturing, textiles are used for a variety of other applications. They are used in the manufacture of carpets and furnishings such as bed sheets, bed covers, quilts, tablecloths, curtains, and towels. In addition to rags and dusters, tents and nets, kites and parachutes, it is also used for these purposes. Also, textiles are used in industry. As a result of its use and texture, textiles are classified as Technical Textiles. These textiles are made of zinc oxide and nano-wire, which provide protection against heat and radiation.
For example, firefighting suits and astronaut suits are examples of Technical Textiles. In addition to gauze and bandages, textiles are also used as sutures, orthopedic implants, vascular grafts, artificial ligaments, artificial tendons, heart valves, and even artificial skin. In recent years, medical textiles have been used as extra-corporeal devices such as artificial kidneys, artificial livers, mechanical lungs, etc. Various new materials are finding use in specialized applications such as barrier fabrics, abdominal postoperative binders, neurotransmitters treatment, and other wound management and surgical treatments. Agricultural textiles protect farmers and agricultural engineers from soil and pollution damage, and geo-textiles protect people during construction.
As a result of the increased interest and prospect of the textile sector in Bangladesh, Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST) authority has launched a four-year undergraduate degree program entitled “B.Sc. in Textile Engineering” under the faculty of “Engineering and Technology” from academic session 2017-2018 by admitting twenty students.