THE PRODUCTION OF CHITOSAN AND POLYPROPYLENE/CHITOSAN COMPOSITE


Dural Erem A., Ozcan G. , Skrifvars M., HAKAN EREM H.

5th International Textile, Clothing and Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 3 - 06 October 2010, pp.300-305 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Dubrovnik
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.300-305

Abstract

Chitin which chemical name is poly [beta-(1-4)-2 acetamido -2-deoxy D- glucopyranose] is one of the most abundant organic materials. It is obtained from the shell of insects and shrimps where it is a major constituent of the exoskeleton. The principal derivative of chitin is chitosan [beta-(1-4)-2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucopyranosept is produced by alkaline deacetylation of chitin. Since chitosan has a good biocompatibility, biodegradability and capacities to form membranes, fibers, gels and microspheres, it has found many biomedical applications. Recently chitosan has been used in textile applications to improve shrinkage resistance, dye uptake, antibacterial and antifungal resistance. In this study, we investigated the effect of filler content on the production of chitosan particle loaded composite films.