Nanosilica‐Chitosan Composite Coating on Cotton Fabrics
- Conference date: 16–16 June 2010
- Location: Bandung, (Indonesia)
Nanosilica‐chitosan composite coating on cotton fabrics has been prepared by sol‐gel method. The sol‐gel procedure allows coating of material on nanometer scale, which several commonly used coating procedure cannot achieve. In addition, sol‐gel coating technique can be applied to system without disruption of their structure functionaly. The coating were produced via hidrolysis and condensation of TEOS and GPTMS and then mixed with chitosan. The composite coating on cotton fabrics were characterized with X‐Ray Diffraction and Scanning Electron microscopy (SEM) method. The result showed that the coating not changed or disrupted the cotton stucture. The coating result in a clear transparent thin layer on cotton surface. The nanocomposite coating has new applications in daily used materials, especially those with low heat resistance, such as textiles and plastics, and as an environmentally friendly water‐repellent substitute for fluorine compounds.
- Natural fibers
- Composite materials
- Scanning electron microscopy
- Electron diffraction
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