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Development of Antimicrobial and Water Repellent/Hydrophobic (easy-cleaning) Properties on Cotton Fabrics Using Nanocoating Processes

Yağmur Karcı1, Ömer Faruk Kazanbaş2, Rüya Yurttaş1, Ayşen Tulpar1, Alparslan Demirural1 and Tarık Baykara3*
1Doğuş University Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering Acıbadem, İstanbul, Turkey
2Mechanical Engineer, Istanbul Development Agency, Doğuş University, İstanbul, Turkey
3Technology Transfer Office Manager, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Doğuş University, İstanbul, Turkey
Corresponding author : Tarık Baykara
Doğuş University Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering Acıbadem, İstanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 216 444 79 97 / 1230
E-mail: tbaykara@dogus.edu.tr
Received: February 17, 2017 Accepted: March 10, 2017 Published: March 14, 2017
Citation: Karcı Y, Kazanbaş OF, Yurttaş R, Tulpar A, Demirural A, et al. (2017) Development of Antimicrobial and Water Repellent/Hydrophobic (easy-cleaning) Properties on Cotton Fabrics Using Nanocoating Processes. J Fashion Technol Textile Eng 5:1. doi: 10.4172/2329-9568.1000144

Abstract

Recently, there has been considerable interest in doing research and development on functional nano coated textiles and in creating innovative textile products. Studies have been continued for developing innovative high value-added textile products with antimicrobial, hydrophobic (water and stain repellent), hydrophilic “easy-cleaning” and UV resistant properties. The aim of this work is to impart antimicrobial and hydrophobic properties to raw cotton fabrics via functional nano coating processing techniques. Nano silver particles synthesized from silver nitrate (AgNO3) and sodium citrate (Na3C6H5O7) are impregnated into raw cotton fabrics to develop antimicrobial properties. To investigate the antimicrobial activity of the treated cotton fabric, E. Coli bacteria tests have been performed. Coating the raw cotton fabric with methyltriethoxysilane (CH3Si(OC2H5)3), phenyltrimethoxysilane (C6H5Si(OCH3)3), and alcosols synthesized from these two compounds using sol gel techniques, produced hydrophobic surfaces. Contact angle measurements and easy-cleaning tests are performed on these surfaces.

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