Functionalization of Textile Materials with Nanoclay Incorporation for Improved Characteristics


Göcek İ.

JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI, vol.22, no.2, pp.509-522, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2339/politeknik.508592
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.509-522

Abstract

Textile industry has been seeking for new technologies to meet consumer demands. Nowadays, nanomaterial applications during manufacturing, finishing and coating processes to produce nanocomposite structures has come into prominence for acquiring multifunctionality or special functions for textiles. In the current study, nano-scaled particles namely nanoclays were incorporated in the structure of different cotton fabrics via finishing techniques to develop functionalized nanocomposite fabric with improved characteristics. After analyzing the tests, cotton fabrics treated with nanoclay were found to possess better flame-retardant characteristics and thermal stability compared to the untreated ones with the durability of the functionality against washing as well as improved tensile strength.