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CSC, DOST Conduct Training on Dye Technology for Textile, Fiber

Twenty-seven participants benefited from the Training-Workshop on Natural Dye Extraction and Textile Application Technologies jointly conducted by the Catanduanes State Colleges Extension Services Unit and the Department of Science and Technology – Catanduanes on December 7-11, 2009 at the CSC Extension Services Office.

Prof. Sonia R. Vargas, CSC extension services director reported that 16 of the 27 participants come from five handicraft and cottage industry cooperatives—the Buyo Caragumay Product Producers Association (BCPPA) of Buyo, Virac; Kilusang Kabuhayan ng Kapatiran ng Kababaihan (K4) of Capilihan, Virac; Spiritual & Material Integrated Farmer’s and Fisherfolks Association (SMI-FFA) of Pandan; Batong Paloay Producers Cooperative (BPPC) and Calolbon Handicraft Makers Association (CHMA), both of San Andres. CSC meanwhile had seven trainees and DOST Catanduanes Provincial Office sent four.

Procer S. Navarra, science research analyst and Dakila E. Naval, science research assistant, both from the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) of the DOST served as resource speakers. Their expertise are both in textile finishing technology.

DOST Catanduanes Provincial Director Jaime Cabrera urged the participants to further enhance and improve their products in order to meet the demands in the market. He also stressed the importance of collaboration among the academe, government institutions, stakeholders, and producers to develop the cottage industry in the province.

Three natural sources of dye were introduced to the participants during the training. The use of chopped young coconut fruit, mahogany tree bark, and leaves of Talisoy showed excellent result in abaca fiber dyeing. However, the dyes extracted from these natural sources were not as effective when used in karagumoy, thus the need to use synthetic dyes.

DOST will assist in obtaining the synthetic dyes from the mainland to meet the demand of the local producers. Cabrera assured this when a participant from Pandan town asked where they could buy the dyes for their volume production of handicrafts.

By Gerry S. Rubio
Source: CSC PUBLIC RELATIONS AND INFORMATION SERVICES
December 31,2009

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