Studies on the Effect of Nano Zinc Treatment on Jute FabricChattopadhyay DP* and Patel BH
Department of Textile Chemistry, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, The M S University of Baroda, Vadodara, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Chattopadhyay DP
Department of Textile Chemistry
Faculty of Technology and Engineering
The M S University of Baroda
and Vadodara, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 03, 2015; Accepted Date: March 23, 2015; Published Date: April 25, 2015
Citation: Chattopadhyay DP, Patel BH (2015) Studies on the Effect of Nano Zinc Treatment on Jute Fabric. J Textile Sci Eng 5:189. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000189
Copyright: ©2015 Chattopadhyay DP, 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 present investigation in-house synthesized colloidal nano-zinc was applied on jute fabric by pad-drycure technique. The fabric samples treated with zinc nano-particles were tested for changes in absorbency, air permeability, water permeability, electrical resistivity, antibacterial activity and dye ability. These properties were compared to their untreated counterpart. The treatment with zinc nano sol improves the physical properties along with the dye ability of jute fiber with direct dye. The treatment also enhances the antimicrobial efficacy of jute fiber.