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dc.creatorScacchetti F.A.P.
dc.creatorPinto E.
dc.creatorSoares G.M.B.
dc.description.abstractThe development of antimicrobial cotton fabrics using chitosan/silver-zeolite film has been investigated in the present work. The film was applied to 100% cotton fabric using a common pad-dry-cure technique and citric acid was used as crosslinking agent. The resulting fabrics were characterized through infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), contact angle and scanning electron microscopy with X-ray microanalysis (SEM/EDS). The antimicrobial activity of the fabrics was assessed through the viable-cell counting method and the materials showed activity against S. aureus and T. rubrum. The textile performance of the fabrics was analysed regarding their characteristics of hydrophilicity and breathability. The finishing did not change the hydrophilic behaviour of the material. Although the permeability to air has reduced 20%, the permeability to water vapour remained practically unchanged. Therefore, the results suggested that the process approach of applying chitosan/silver-zeolite film is recommended to produce textiles with antibacterial properties. © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier.
dc.description.sponsorshipCNPq-Brazil (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – Brazil/National Council of Scientific and Technological Development – Brazil) for the doctoral scholarship (233550/2014-3).This work is also financed by FEDER funds through the Competitivity Factors Operational Programme –COMPETE and by national funds through FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology within the scope of the project POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007136.This research was partially supported by the Strategic Funding UID/Multi/04423/2013 through national funds provided by FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), in the framework of the program PT2020.
dc.relation.ispartofProcedia Engineering, vol. 200, p. 276-282
dc.subjectCotton fabrics
dc.subjectFourier transform infrared spectroscopy
dc.subjectInfrared spectroscopy
dc.subjectNatural fibers
dc.subjectScanning electron microscopy
dc.subjectTextile finishing
dc.subjectTextile processing
dc.subjectAnti-microbial activity
dc.subjectAnti-microbial properties
dc.subjectAntibacterial properties
dc.subjectCross linking agents
dc.subjectProcess approach
dc.subjectX-ray microanalysis
dc.subjectFilm preparation
dc.titlePreparation and characterization of cotton fabrics with antimicrobial properties through the application of chitosan/silver-zeolite film
dc.typeArtigo em Revista Científica Internacional
dc.contributor.uportoCIIMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental
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