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Nano silica loaded cotton fabric; Characterization and Mechanical testing

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Textile Chemistry, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, 390001, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Textile Engineering, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, 390001, INDIA
  • 3 Faculty of Technology and Engineering, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, 390001, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 19-24, April,26 (2014)


In-house synthesized silica nano particles were applied to cotton fabrics by exhaust technique. The nano treated fabrics were characterized by SEM and FTIR analysis ensured uniform distribution and presence of silica nano particles on substrates. The treatment enhanced the mechanical properties such as tensile strength, tearing strength and crease recovery angle of treated substrates. The water absorbency and wicking behaviour of treaded fabrics is reduced, but the overall improvement in water repellency does not show any significant change due to the treatment with nano silica particles.


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