Surface Functionalization of Printed Natural Textiles for Medical Applications

Document Type : Original Article


National Research Centre (Scopus affiliation ID 60014618), Textile Research and Technology Institute, Dyeing, Printing and Intermediate Auxiliaries Department, 33 El-Behouth St. (former El-Tahrir str.), Dokki, P.O. 12622, Giza, Egypt


Zinc oxide, copper oxide, and Titanium dioxide nanoparticles were immobilized on cotton and wool fabrics. The antimicrobial efficacy of printed cotton and wool fabrics against S. aureus, E. coli, and C. albicans was examined using the optical density technique. The color strength and colorimetric data (L*, a*, and b*) of Nanoparticle-pretreated cotton and wool fabrics were measured. The washing and light fastness of printed cotton and wool fabrics were also evaluated. This would promote the use of recent study discoveries as a revolutionary form of fabric manufacture method for pre-treatment of textile fabrics with ZnO, CuO, and TiO2 nano-particles for use in medical applications.


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