NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

NISCAIR ONLINE PERIODICALS REPOSITORY (NOPR)  >
NISCAIR PUBLICATIONS >
Research Journals >
Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research (IJFTR) >
IJFTR Vol.33 [2008] >
IJFTR Vol.33(1) [March 2008] >


Title: Dual antimicrobial and blood repellent finishes for cotton hospital fabrics
Authors: Thilagavathi, G
Kannaian, T
Keywords: Antimicrobial textiles
Blood repellency
Cotton
Fluoropolymer
Neem extract
Sputter deposition
Teflon
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸ A61F13/00, D06B5/00
Abstract: Antimicrobial and blood repellant finish has been applied to cotton fabrics used for surgical gowns, bed linens and drapes to reduce the surgical site infections. The extract of neem was applied to the fabric for imparting antimicrobial activity by pad-dry-cure method. The neem treated fabric was then imparted blood repellency through two different techniques, namely by treatment with fluoropolymer (3﹪, 4﹪ and 5﹪ owf) using pad-dry-cure method and by ‘sputter deposition of teflon’ technique using argon plasma. The antimicrobial activity is found to be higher for teflon deposited fabric than for the fluoropolymer finished fabric. Blood repellency increases with the higher concentration of fluoropolymer and the highest repellency for the teflon deposited fabric is observed at 80W power and 20 min exposure in the plasma chamber.
Page(s): 23-29
ISSN: 0971-0426
Source:IJFTR Vol.33(1) [March 2008]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
FTR 33(1) (2008) 23-29.pdf484.63 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 1011 
Recommend this item

 

National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  NISCAIR Website |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2012 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 623443 since 06-Feb-2009  Last updated on 13-Nov-2014Webmaster: nopr@niscair.res.in