Mini Review
Volume 5 Issue 8 - 2021
Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials with Eucalyptus
N Gokarneshan1*, B Padma1, R Haripriya1, AJ Abisha Raju1 and C Kayalvizhi2
1Department of Costume Design and Fashion, Dr. SNS Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India
2Department of Textile Technology, RVS College of Engineering, Dindigul, India
*Corresponding Author: N Gokarneshan, Department of Costume Design and Fashion, Dr. SNS Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India.
Received: July 11, 2021; Published: July 22, 2021


During the past few years, there has been a growing awareness regarding healthy living and choice of healthy products in all areas including the textile goods. Hence, antibacterial textile products shall gain importance in this aspect. In order to achieve this objective, various chemicals have been used. However, various investigations relating to the use of some different industrial crops have shown interesting outcomes. In order to dye and impart antibacterial property Eucalyptus leaves that have been dried and ground, and the extraction so obtained has been used for imparting the required finish. Herein, beyond the known industrial crops and herbal wastes, dried and ground Eucalyptus leaves were extracted and used in finishing of wool to color and gain an antibacterial activity. A specific liquor ratio has been selected in the finishing process and studies have been conducted using mordants and without as well. The finishing processes have been followed by assessment with regard to colors achieved and antibacterial activities against S. aureus and E. coli bacteria. On the other hand, studies relating to FT-IR and ICP-MS, color fastness, and SEM images of the finished test fabrics have also been observed. Based on the outcome of such processes, the wool fibres have been found to develop antimicrobial properties through application of Eucalyptus leaves and are and dyeable. The colours have been varied owing to the addition of mordants, and fabrics have also developed bacterial resistance against E. coli.

Keywords: Antibacterial Finish; Eucalyptus; Coloration; Bacteria; Gram Positive; Gram Negative


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