Antimicrobial Studies of Knitted Fabrics from Bamboo, Soybean and Flax Fibers at Various BlendsMuhammad Qamar Tusief1,2, Nabeel Amin1, Nasir Mahmood2, Israr Ahmad2 and Mudassar Abass1*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mudassar Abbas
School of Textile and Design
University of Management and Technology
C-II Johar Town Lahore54770, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 11, 2015; Accepted Date: March 19, 2015; Published Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: Tusief MQ, Amin N, Mahmood N, Ahmad I, Abass M (2015) Antimicrobial Studies of Knitted Fabrics from Bamboo, Soybean and Flax Fibers at Various Blends. J Textile Sci Eng 5:195. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000195
Copyright: © 2015 Tusief MQ, 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.
In the current study, the single jersey knitted fabric from natural fibers bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus), soybean (Glycine max) and flax (Linum usitatissimum) at various blend ratios are prepared for comparison of physical strength and antimicrobial properties. For the general characteristic evaluations it is deduced that the fiber strength of pure flax is comparatively stronger than bamboo and soybean, whereas the antimicrobial properties of the bamboo fibers are the highest. Therefore, the blended fabric with multiple compositions for these three fibers is prepared and compared with the fabric made from individual pure fibers. In sum, the blended fabrics showed enhanced results for both antibacterial activity and strength, where the strength of flax/bamboo blended fabric with equal ratios (50/50) at higher twists and antibacterial activity of soybean/bamboo blended fabric with blend ratio 10/90 was found the best as compared to other combinations.