Antibacterial Cellulosic Pigment Prints: Process Establishment and Characterization

Document Type : Original Article


Faculty of Applied Arts, Printing, Dyeing and Finishing Department, Benha University, Benha, Egypt


Antibacterial textiles, a topic which is scientifically and economically essential, will be the direction for development of fabrics and clothing. In this study antibacterial cotton and viscose fabrics were produced by incorporating inorganic nanoparticles such as AgNPs, ZnONPs, and ZrO2NPs into solvent-free pigment printing pastes, followed by printing and microwave curing for 5 minutes at 386 W. Cotton and viscose fabrics were tested for pigment printability as well as antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus Aureus (St. Aureus). The suggested method was shown to be highly dependent not only on the nanoparticle concentration in the printing paste, but also on the kind of cellulosic substrate and the nanoparticles used. The obtained pigment prints were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), and energy dispersive X-rays (EDX) to confirm deposition of specific nanoparticles on printed fabrics.


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Volume 65, Issue 131 - Serial Number 13
Special Issue: Chemistry and Global Challenges (Part A)
December 2022
Pages 11-20
  • Receive Date: 21 March 2022
  • Revise Date: 14 April 2022
  • Accept Date: 19 April 2022