Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Hohenstein develops antimicrobial treatment for wool
Hohenstein develops antimicrobial treatment for wool
24
Nov '14
courtesy: Hohenstein Institute
courtesy: Hohenstein Institute
Scientists at the Hohenstein Institute and the Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials (DWI), both from Germany, have developed an antimicrobial treatment for wool and other textiles containing wool.

Many of the antimicrobial treatment substances available on the market today are very effective on cotton, polyester, polyamide and those kinds of mixtures of fibres.

By contrast, antimicrobial substances are often not effective at all, or only to a very limited extent, on wool and mixed fibres containing wool.

And yet an antimicrobial protective treatment would be particularly desirable, because textiles containing wool are generally washed less frequently than textiles made from other fibres.

Especially in the outdoor and sports sectors, wool is currently experiencing a real renaissance, which the Hohenstein Institute, sees as an attractive area of application for this innovative textile finish.

“By combining the use of different antimicrobial substances and technologies, we have achieved a really wide range of effectiveness, which will be especially of interest to manufacturers of high-quality functional textiles containing wool,” Mihaela Szegedi from the Hohenstein Institute says.

“However, we also see great potential for classic business suits or ladies' suits made of wool or blended fabrics containing wool, as well as domestic and furnishing textiles," Szegedi adds by saying.

The two research institutions pursued two different parallel approaches. At Hohenstein, researchers concentrated on producing a colloidal dispersion of mixed substances in an aqueous dispersion medium.

The DWI developed a hydrogel coating made of polyamines and silver colloids and studied the effectiveness of the silver-release layers that were produced in situ in the treatment of pure woollen fabric and in fibre mixes.

In the research project, a treatment based on colloidal complexes was developed for the first time specifically for wool and WO and PET fibre blends.

Combining the use of the aqueous SA/TSA complex and colloidal silver in an exhaust process, or of commercial zinc-based colloids in a Foulard process, leads to a wide range of effectiveness and excellent hygiene protection for products containing wool.

“This means that products based on animal protein fibres can be protected against the destructive effect of fungi, algae and bacteria and woollen textiles that are frequently exposed to moisture can also be protected from material damage,” Hohenstein explains.

This kind of synergistic treatment for textiles with a high woollen fibre content can be of great benefit to textile manufacturers, insulation producers, hosiery manufacturers and other fabric producers.

Companies in the technical textile sector, whose product range includes woollen fibre blends seats, will also, be able to benefit from the advantages of antimicrobial protection. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

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

October 2017

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
77.1%
No
12.9%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

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
61.4%
No
28.6%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

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
85.7%
No
10.0%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 70

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
75.7%
No
11.4%
Skip
12.9%

Total Votes: 70


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