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Development of antimicrobial textiles using Zinc Pyrithione.



Abstract:

Purpose The purpose of this work is to establish a suitable procedure for producing antimicrobial 100% cotton textiles using Zinc Pyrithione. Zinc Pyrithione being bacteriostatic in nature is eco friendly and safe, both for manufacturer to apply and consumer to use. The antimicrobial textiles are in great demand in Asia-Pacific region and have already touched exports of USD 497.4 Million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 1,076.1 Million by 2026. Any exporting textile mills, can increase their export earnings by producing antimicrobial textiles. Design/methodology/approach After conducting laboratory trials, bulk trial has also been conducted and efficacy of Zinc Pyrithione as bacteriostatic has been quantitatively determined. The durability of antimicrobial finish was also checked before & after repeated domestic laundry. Findings The findings indicated that it is possible to produce durable antimicrobial 100% cotton textiles in bulk using Zinc Pyrithione. Research limitations/implications Any exporting texile processing mill can directly use the findings of this work and can produce antimicrobial textiles in their factory. Practical implications Any exporting textile mills, can increase their export earnings by producing antimicrobial textiles. The antimicrobial textiles are in great demand in Asia-Pacific region and have already touched exports of USD 497.4 Million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 1,076.1 Million by 2026 Originality/value The work is original. Very few references are available on Zinc Pyrithione. Firstly, laboratory studies were done and bacteriostatic properties of Zinc Pyrithione was determined quantitatively followed by bulk trial.


Reference:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319241462_Development_of_antimicrobial_textiles_using_zinc_pyrithione


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