Functional properties of electroless silver-plated cotton fabric via LTP pre-treatment

Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Xiaoming Tao, C. W.M. Yuen, Chi Wai Kan, L. Zhang, P. S.R. Choi

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Abstract

Silver-plated textiles have exhibited their specific features not only on mechanical performance but also on functional properties. In this study, silver plating technique was applied on cotton fabric to improve its functional properties, especially the anti-bacterial and anti-UV properties. Silver plating was conducted in this research with the aid of oxygen and argon low-temperature plasma (LTP) pre-treatment on the cotton fabric to manipulate the film of the coating. The silver-plated cotton fabric was characterized in terms of its functional properties. The micro-roughness formed on the cotton fabric after the LTP pre-treatment facilitated the silver particles deposition. As a result, the anti-bacterial and anti-UV properties of the silver-plated cotton fabric and the water repellent ability of the cotton fabric were improved after the silver-plating process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIMTEC 2008 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Smart Textiles
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages170-175
Number of pages6
Volume60
ISBN (Print)9783908158172
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Event3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Smart Textiles, CIMTEC 2008 - Acireale, Sicily, Italy
Duration: 8 Jun 200813 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems - Smart Textiles, CIMTEC 2008
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityAcireale, Sicily
Period8/06/0813/06/08

Keywords

  • Cotton fabric
  • Electroless silver plating
  • Functional properties
  • LTP pre-treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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