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Asian Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 585-595
DOI: 10.3923/ajaps.2011.585.595
 
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Application of Antimicrobials in the Development of Textiles
Ali Elshafei and H.T. El-Zanfaly

Abstract:
The growing use of polyester, nylon and acrylics which have inherent resistance to microbial decomposition, came into wider use to replace cotton in many industrial fabrics. In addition, the consumers are now increasingly aware of the hygienic life style and there is a necessity for a wide range of textile products finished with antimicrobial properties. The new technological developments for imparting antimicrobial permanent finishes, of the non-leaching type, to different textiles, including the man-made one, would help reduce the negative impact effects and possibly could comply with the consumers requirements. Hospital materials such as theater drapes, gowns, masks, sheets and pillowcases are known to be major sources of cross-infection, so all textile materials used in hospitals should prevent or minimize or transmission of infectious diseases. This study reviews some recent approaches of antimicrobial finishing textiles and their properties.
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How to cite this article:

Ali Elshafei and H.T. El-Zanfaly, 2011. Application of Antimicrobials in the Development of Textiles. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 4: 585-595.

DOI: 10.3923/ajaps.2011.585.595

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajaps.2011.585.595

 
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