Abstract

Surface modification of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics by low temperature plasma followed by chitosan grafting

Author(s): Sheila Shahidi, Maryam Yazdani, Emadaldin Hezavehi

Polypropylene (PP) non-woven fabrics have been treated with low temperature plasma treatment. Subsequently, the plasma treated samples were grafted using chitosan. Surface properties of the treated samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, anti bacterial efficiency, water drop test and dyeability measurements. The grafted non-woven exhibit improved antibacterial efficiency and dyeing properties.


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