Journal ID : AMA-02-11-2021-10825
[This article belongs to Volume - 52, Issue - 02]
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Title : Ecofriendly Approach to Improve Drapability and Process Optimization of Aminosilicone Treatment on Jute Fabric

Abstract :

The current research work sets the radar towards the finishing of jute fabric by application of aminosilicone softener by pad-dry-cure method, which was set after optimization of concentration, pH, material to liquor ratio, treatment temperature and time, drying temperature and time & curing temperature and time. The impregnation of the finish into the jute fabric resulted decrease in bending length, flexural rigidity and drape coefficient, thus causing improvement in softness and drapability of jute fabric. The finish also had a positive impact in controlling the colony forming units of Gram +ve bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram -ve bacteria (Escherichia coli). There was no comparable difference in ultra-violet protection property of the treated jute fabric. The surface morphology was studied by scanning electron microscopy. This finish is of extreme importance because it not only improves the drawbacks of jute fabric but also it is environmentally benign and non-toxic.

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