Determination of antimicrobial activity of textile fabrics treated with encapsulated nanodispersion biocidal systems

Klanova K., Horalek J., Martinková, L., Zetková K.: Determination of antimicrobial activity of textile fabrics treated with encapsulated nanodispersion biocidal systems. Journal of Material Science & Engineering, 2015, Vol. 4, Issue 5, p. 113.

Thermoreactive polymeric dispersion “Contasol 4924 EN” with encapsulated antimicrobial components wason a textile fabric intended to be used as bed linen. The mechanical and physical parameters of untreatedand finished fabric were determined and the antibacterial effect was tested on unwashed and washed samples
of the fabric inoculated with two different concentrations of bacteria. Furthermore, the survival of the bacteriaEscherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus was testedon untreated, treated, and treated and washed samples of the fabric. The fabric treated with Contasol 4924 EN showed antibacterial activity increasing with time, even after repeated washes at 60 °C.