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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66216

Sustainable Antimicrobial Finishes for Textiles - Plant Extracts: A Review

Kavitha Rajan, Suman Pant, Venkatesa Prabhu. S


Anti-bacterial finished textiles are important to medical and hygienic applications, and non-toxic and environmentally friendly antimicrobials need to be treated enormously. A key market segment, consisting of consumer and technical products for healthcare and hygiene control was the antimicrobial finishing of textiles. The significance of antimicrobial finishing was demonstrated by hospital acquired infections and surface microorganism contamination. Synthetic antimicrobial agents perform effectively and are durable, but harmful to the environment. Cellulose fibers make a significant contribution to antimicrobial textiles, including protection, environmental friendliness, non-toxicity, comfort and ergonomics. Consequently, the research and development of antimicrobial agents derived from plants is currently accorded a high priority. The purpose of this study is to review the long-term research conducted on the creation of environmentally friendly antimicrobial textile finishes and to present the various sources from which antimicrobial agents were derived.


Review, plant, extracts, antimicrobial

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