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Grafting of Medical Textile using Neem Leaf Extract for Production of Antimicrobial Textile

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Shree Ramkrishna Institute of Computer Education and Applied Sciences Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat-395001, Gujarat, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (IVC-2014), Pages 24-29, (2014)


The existence of microorganisms and their damaging effects such as deterioration and odour formation are the challenging situation for woven, nonwoven and composite fabrics industry. For human beings to work with maximum efficiency health and hygiene are the basal things. So, effective antimicrobial finish has become essential to safeguard the human beings from harmful microorganisms to prevent from cross infection. Chemical based antimicrobial agents are mostly used for fabric finishing which have harmful and environmental issues. Therefore, finishing of fabrics using plant natural dyes and bioactive plant extract as antimicrobial agent is an emergent technology in the making of medical textiles. Based on antimicrobial activity and availability Neem (Azadirachta indica)was selected for present research work. In these work investigations emphasizes on screening of herbs with potent antimicrobial activity, treatment of woven and nonwoven fabrics with herbal leaf extracts, assessment of their antimicrobial efficacy.


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