FUNCTIONALIZATION OF THE SELECTED REGENERATED CELLULOSIC FABRICS WITH HERBAL OIL AND EVALUATE THE FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIESAbstract
In this study, an attempt has been made to approach of developing antibacterial finish using aromatic herbal oils. The five different herbal oils like Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Tea tree, Thyme, Lavender oil were screened with disc diffusion method against bacteria that normally exist like Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli. The result showed good efficiency in Thyme oil when compared to other oils. Bamboo and Tencel fabrics are treated with thyme oil. The thyme oil finished fabric was assessed with anti- bacterial test (AATCC 147), anti-odor test (Organoleptic test) .The results indicates thyme oil treated fabric showed excellent antibacterial activity in both Bamboo and Tencel fabric compared to untreated sample. For anti-odor test Bamboo fabric shows good result.
R. Geethadevi* and V. Maheshwari
PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
05 July, 2013
26 August, 2013
16 November, 2013
01 December 2013