Aloe Vera Leaf Gel Extract for Antibacterial and Softness Properties of CottonIbrahim W1, Sarwar Z2, Abid S2, Munir U2 and Azeem A2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Azeem A
Department of Postgraduate Studies
National Textile University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 25, 2017; Accepted Date: June 01, 2017; Published Date: June 03, 2017
Citation: Ibrahim W, Sarwar Z, Abid S, Munir U, Azeem A (2017) Aloe Vera Leaf Gel Extract for Antibacterial and Softness Properties of Cotton. J Textile Sci Eng 7: 301. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000301
Copyright: © 2017 Ibrahim W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Natural plants extract for antimicrobial of textile finishing is a vital and potential area of current and future aspects therefore has greater market value. Cotton has long been recognized as media to support the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. Among all the natural antimicrobial agents the plant products comprise the major segment. The objective of this work was to investigate the antibacterial properties of Aloe Vera leaf gel extract on cotton, also its effects on the performance parameters of fabric. Softness properties were also imparted on the fabric as it is the inherit property of Aloe Vera leaf gel. Best antimicrobial properties were achieved by pad dry method with high concentrations as compared to coating method. The softness of pad-dry samples was prominent against coated fabric. Whiteness Index decreased less in pad-dry as compared to coated samples.