The study of cotton finishing by Artemsia argyi oil microcapsules

He Guanru, Li Li, A. U. Wai-Man, Thomas K.S. Wong, Yang Zhuohong, Jiang Qiongling

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In this paper, gelatin-arabic gum microcapsules containing Artemsia argyi oil was prepared by complex coacervation firstly, along with its application to textile finishing using 2D resin as a crosslinking reagent was investigated. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were used to investigate the formation of ether bonds between 2D resin and cellulose and/or gelatin-arabic gum microcapsules. The washing durability, strength retention, wrinkle-free performance, formaldehyde content, release property and antibacterial property of the finished fabrics were also tested. The results showed that the crease recovery angle of finished fabric was above300°, with the strength retention was above 60% and the released formaldehyde concentration was lower than 75 mg/kg. While the released amount of Artemsia argyi oil was less than 50% after 9 days. Moreover more than 70% antibacterial property could also be obtained even after 30 washing cycles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRICM7
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2010
Event7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7 - Cairns, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2 Aug 20106 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Conference7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7
CityCairns, QLD


  • 2D resin
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Chemical crosslinking
  • Cotton
  • Microcapsule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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