Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 19, Nov. Suppl, Issue 2017; Page No.(100-104)

UV PROTECTION FOR WINDOW TEXTILES

M. SARAVANAN, BHAARATHI DHURAI, S. SUNDARESAN, ANIT ROLINDA AND HANNAH

Abstract

Cotton fabrics were treated with natural agents such as (combination of eucalyptus leaf and egg albumin powder extract in the ratio 1:1) and synthetic agents namely Titanium dioxide to evaluate Ultra Violet Protection (UV) Efficiency. The extract (only for natural agents) was done through Soxhlet apparatus method and the extracts obtained from the experiment were applied on cotton fabric by conventional paddry- cure method. The purpose of this investigation was determination of UV protection properties of the finished fabric and to compare the natural and synthetic agent’s effect on cotton fabric. The UV protection properties were evaluated by functional testing of UV protection factor (UPF values). The synthetic agents have a standard effect on UV blocking values almost 100%, while UPF values range in between 217 -234. On the similar stage UV blocking values were in the range 95 - 99%, while UPF values obtained as nearly 2000 range for combined (eucalyptus leaf & egg albumin) powder extract.

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