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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
|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.|
|ISSN:||0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJFTR Vol.35(3) [September 2010]|
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