Modified bamboo rayon–copper nanoparticle composites as antibacterial textiles
- · As the awareness about health and hygiene is increasing, the demand for antimicrobial textiles is also increasing.
- · growing awareness about cleaner surroundings and healthy lifestyle, a range of textile products based on synthetic antimicrobial agents such as triclosan, metal and their salts, organometallics, phenols and quaternary ammonium compounds, have been developed and quite a few are also available commercially
- · water absorbency, elasticity, ion exchange capabilities, thermal resistance and resistance to microbiological attack, can be improved
- · Bamboo rayon fibers have already acquired an important position in the textile industry because of the advantage of raw material being renewable as well as the properties which are suitable for application in clothing and medical textiles.
- · cheaper alternative for silver salts, copper salts, with almost equivalent antibacterial activity was deployed to make antibacterial material. The knitted bamboo rayon fabric grafted with acrylamide was utilized as a backbone to prepare the composite of it with copper nanoparticles.