Optimization of parameters for application of sericin on cotton knits

Gupta, Deepti ; Gulrajani, M L; Thakur, Ashish Nath; Agrawal, Anjali

Abstract

In this study, a process has been developed for durable coating of sericin on cotton knits. Treated samples are tested for wicking, stiffness, moisture vapour transmission rate and air permeability. Results show that cotton knits become more hydrophilic on application of sericin. Air and water vapour transmission improve, thus making the cotton sample suitable for applications in skin moisturizing and skin healing. These results indicate that sericin can be used to develop a durable finish on cotton for use in medical and sports garments.


Keyword(s)

Air permeability; Cotton; Sericin; Medical garments;Sports garment; Water vapour transmission

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