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Title: Development and characterization of bamboo and organic cotton fibre blended baby diapers
Authors: Shanmugasundaram, O L
Gowda, R V Mahendra
Keywords: Absorption capacity
Acquisition time
Liquid strike-through
Organic cotton
Superabsorbent polymer
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This paper reports study on the development and characterization of baby diapers made from four different fibrous compositions, namely pure bamboo, pure organic cotton, bamboo/organic cotton (70/30), and bamboo/organic cotton (50/50). Antibacterial activity tests have been carried out on baby diapers against S aureus and E coli. Superabsorbent polymer sodium polyacrylate has been incorporated into the diapers to enhance their absorption capacity. Various tests such as product density, thickness, absorption capacity, liquid strike- through, acquisition time under load and diaper rewet under load have been carried out to study the performance of the diapers. It is found that the diaper made from bamboo/organic cotton (70/30) exhibits best performance.
Description: 201-205
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.35(3) [September 2010]

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