Preparation of antibacterial microfibre

Miao Dagang, Zhao Hongmei, Jiang Shouxiang, Shang Songmin, Chen Zhuoming

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Three different kinds of antibacterial microfibres (270D, 300D and 330D) have been developed by adding 2-4 wt % nano silver masterbatch in the melt spinning process. The mechanical properties, silver content and morphology have been examined with tensile tester, inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometer and scanning electron microscope respectively. Their antibacterial abilities are also studied with KS K 0693: 2011. The results show that the added nanoparticles have little influence on mechanical properties of antibacterial microfibres and their max strain and tenacity are similar to that of common manmade fibre. The fineness of the 270D, 300D and 330D samples are found to be 0.23, 0.26 and 0.30 den, and the corresponding added silver contents are 265.5, 231 and 259 ppm respectively. It is also observed that all samples bacteriostatic reduction rates are about 99.9% for both Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumonia before washing. But after washing, it drops to 65.4%/75%, 91.9%/97.7% and 94.8%/99.9% respectively for both the bacteria in case of 270D, 300D and 330D samples. It is concluded that 300D and 330D microfibre samples have good antibacterial ability before and after washing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Antibacterial microfibre
  • Bacteriostatic reduction rate
  • Melt spinning
  • Nano silver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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