Table of Contents
Journal of Textiles
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 785159, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/785159
Research Article

Bamboo Rayon-ZnO Nanoparticles Composite as Multifunctional Textile Materials

Department of Fibres and Textile Processing Technology, I.C.T., Mumbai 400019, India

Received 30 September 2013; Revised 24 January 2014; Accepted 3 February 2014; Published 10 March 2014

Academic Editor: Sambandam Anandan

Copyright © 2014 Javed Sheikh and M. D. Teli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In the current study, an acrylic acid grafted bamboo rayon fabric was utilized as a substrate to immobilize ZnO nanoparticles. The bamboo rayon-ZnO nanoparticles composite was prepared by the treatment of swollen grafted fabric with ZnCl2 followed by conversion of Zn2+ ions into ZnO nanoparticles. The modified product was characterized and then evaluated for antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria as well as durability of their antibacterial activity after washing. The product showed antibacterial activity against both types of bacteria which was found to be durable till 40 washes. The modified material also showed improved UV protection. The product can be claimed as semidurable multifunctional textile material.