Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Mexican students create antimicrobial textiles from silver
Mexican students create antimicrobial textiles from silver
11
Dec '13
Students from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) of Mexico have developed antimicrobial textiles from silver nanoparticles, which prevent the growth of microorganisms by reacting with moisture in the skin, in order to contribute towards better health care and reduce epidermal infections.
 
According to a statement issued by IPN, the antimicrobial textiles when used in making clothes prevent the growth of microorganisms and the protective action continues until after 50 to 60 times of washing the clothes.
 
Liliana Martinez Sanchez and Araceli Diaz Vidal, who are students of the School of Textile Engineering (ESIT) of IPN, developed the antimicrobial textiles which could be touted as one of the most dramatic advances in smart garments.
 
According to the two students, there are some commercial products available in the markets that have the properties of protecting against bacteria, but the effect lasts for a very short time.
 
The antimicrobial textiles were developed by the two students using silver nanoparticles that are impregnated deep into the textile fibers, and the fabrics manufactured by these fibers possess a protective effect that is prolonged up to 50-60 washes.
 
Sanchez and Vidal explained that the antimicrobial textiles could be used in various tissues and fibers including cotton, polyester, spandex, nylon, linen, and all those materials with which fabrics are produced.
 
The students assured that the product can also be of great utility in the health sector, as it could be used for making clothes used by doctors, like hospital linens and patient robes. The antimicrobial textiles could also be used for manufacturing gauze, surgical gloves and masks, as well as sports innerwear and baby clothes, they added.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Union Minister for finance Arun Jaitley chairing the 25th GST Council meeting, flanked by minister of state for finance Shiv Pratap Shukla (right) and finance secretary Dr Hasmukh Adhia. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

GST rate on velvet fabric reduced to 5%

The 25th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, held under the ...

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

The revenue from the petrochemicals segment at Reliance Industries...

Courtesy: Cotton USA

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

US cotton bodies pledge to support CCI activities

Ten US cotton organisations have pledged industry contributions in...

Interviews View All

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search