Latexes and their Applications in Textile Industry

Document Type : Review Articles


1 National Research Centre (NRC), Textile Research and Technology Institute (TRTI), Pre-treatment and Finishing of Cellulose-based Textiles Department (PFCTD), El-Behouth St. (former El-Tahrir str.), Dokki, P.O. 12622, Giza, Egypt

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


In several areas of the textile industry, latexes and their hybrids have gained significant attention. They have demonstrated their effectiveness in the printing, dying, and finishing of various types of textiles. They are often created via the emulsion process, which requires the creation of both an oil phase and a water phase before combining them to create the colloidal solution known as latex. Some latex particles varieties also feature what is known as a core-shell structure. Without using binders, latexes are employed to attach the printing paste to the cloth. They aid in the dyeing procedure as well, preventing the agglomeration problem. Last but not least, they have several uses in the textile finishing industry in terms of UV protection, antibacterial performance, and hydrophobic and oleophobic properties.


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