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Multifunctional cotton fabric using TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposite

conference contribution
posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Esfandiar Pakdel, W A Daoud, Xungai Wang
Cotton fabrics were treated with TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposite sols at ambient temperature. Three molar ratios of Ti/Si including 1:0.4, 1:1 and 1:2.3 were employed to prepare the sols. Tetra ethylorthosilicate (TEOS) and titanium tetraisopropoxide (TTIP) were used as the precursors of Si and Ti, respectively. The finishing step of samples was carried out based on the dip-pad-drycure process. UV-protection and self-cleaning were evaluated based on the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) and coffee stain removal under UV. The surface morphology of coated samples was analyzed by SEM images. It was observed that TiO2/SiO2 coated fabrics showed higher performance in UV-absorption and selfcleaning in comparison with TiO2 coated samples.

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Fiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference

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