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A Comparative Study of Multifunctional Finishing of Cotton and P/C Blended Fabrics Treated with Titanium Dioxide/zinc Oxide Nanoparticles


  • Department of Textile Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore-6, India


Research outcome on the syntheses and characterizations of Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles and their applications on cotton and polyester/cotton blended fabrics for imparting multifunctional properties (viz.Anti-bacterial protection, self-cleaning and UV protection) are reported. The nanoparticles of TiO2 and ZnO were produced separately in different conditions of chemical reactions using soft chemistry. These synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), and X-ray powder Diffractometry (XRD) for assessing the composition, shape, size and crystallinity respectively. These TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles were then applied to 100% cotton and 45/55% polyester/cotton


Cotton Fabrics, Nanoparticles, Polyester/Cotton Blends Multifunctionality, TiO2, ZnO

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