Journal of Textile Science & Engineering

ISSN: 2165-8064

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Comparative Study of Natural Antimicrobial Agent vs. Industrial Antimicrobial Agent


MS Shabana M Bairagadar* and MS Padmaja R Patil

Recent market survey has quite convincingly shown that the apparel consumers all over the world have become more aware about hygiene and potentially harmful effects of microorganism and hence demand for antimicrobial finished clothing is increasing. The antimicrobial property of fabric is being considered to be an important and inevitable parameter for garments which are in direct contact with human body. Textile made up of natural fiber in contact with human body offer an ideal environment for microbial growth. Many commercial products are currently available in the market with different trade names are synthetic based and may not be ecofriendly. In this work ecofriendly natural antimicrobial finish has been prepared from plant extract for textile application. Herbal extract from neem, tulsi and aloe Vera have been applied individually and in combination on cotton and polyester fabric by method of application. All treatment has shown good antimicrobial activity for agar plate test. Amongst all neem gives good result. No significant changes in physical properties of treated sample observed.


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