Analysis of the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Bamboo/Cotton Knitted Fabric Finished with the Extracts of the Syzygium aromaticum Buds
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ramya K
Department of Costume Design & Fashion
PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, TN, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 10, 2013; Accepted Date: August 21, 2013; Published Date: August 26, 2013
Citation: Ramya K, Maheshwari V, (2013) Analysis of the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Bamboo/Cotton Knitted Fabric Finished with the Extracts of the Syzygium aromaticum Buds. J Textile Sci Eng 3:134. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000134
Copyright: © 2013 Ramya K, 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.
The present study aims at the development of eco-friendly antimicrobial finished Bamboo/Cotton fabrics from the herbal extracts. The herbal extracts of Syzygium aromaticum (clove) buds have been applied on to the fabrics by two methods: Direct application method and Microencapsulation Method. The antimicrobial efficacy and the wash durability are assessed using AATCC 147, AATCC 30 and EN ISO 20645 standards. Both the treatments showed good antibacterial property and the microencapsulation method showed good antifungal property too. The Direct application method showed wash durability only till 10 washes, whereas the microencapsulation method showed very good wash durability till 30 wash cycles.