Micro-Encapsulated Aroma Treated Cotton Knit Material using Selected Herbs

Jesica Roshima. A and Dr. Jayalakshmi I
2020 International journal of modern trends in science and technology  
Antimicrobial fabric is gaining significant importance during recent years. As synthetic antimicrobial agents are non-eco-friendly and non-biodegradable, there is an increased demand in the usage of natural antimicrobial agents for functional finishes to textiles. The present study focused on the ecofriendly cotton knit fabric which was subjected to selected three herbs for its activity tests and applied to the material by microencapsulation, to test for its antimicrobial activity. The same was
more » ... ivity. The same was given an aroma finish with natural herbal oil. The treated material was subjected to certain cycles of washes to find the antimicrobial effect in the fabric. The antimicrobial aroma treated knit material was then subjected to qualitative and quantitative test before and after washings. The result proved that the Datura metal showed the highest zone of antimicrobial effect among the other selected herbs.
doi:10.46501/ijmtst061022 fatcat:hsrc4kqcmrb7ponqum6xnyazgi