Metallization is one of the finishing processes in textile treatment that can produce a unique fabric appearance. It appears to have great potential for application to garments for both functional and decorative effects. Chemical plating is an autocatalytic deposition method that can be used for precision work in conventional manufacture. This study has investigated the method for using chemical silver plating on cotton and polyester fabrics and the final properties of the metalized fabrics. The results showed that specific performance of the silver-plated fabric could be obtained if the optimum chemical plating condition was chosen. In addition, fabric design practice employing this chemical technique with the design method could achieve diverse effects.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Polymers and Plastics