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Scented microcapsule technology for value added fabrics
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Jul '08
Microcapsule in Fabric
Microcapsule in Fabric
Researchers in Portugal have been working for the development of a new type of 'microcapsule' which can be used to increase high added value of textiles.

Alirio E Rodrigues, Chief Researcher of University of Porto, engaged in the development, told Fibre2fashion, “The microcapsule is filled with perfume and embedded in fabric for production of scented suits, socks, undergarments and other clothing. The same technology can be used in many other applications, such as to mask unpleasant body odors when using these textile products.”

The material is also said to be environmentally friendly and the submicroscopic shells, have been used for years to deliver fragrances in commercial products that ranges from scratch-and-sniff stickers to the peel-apart fragrance samples found in magazine inserts. However, researchers still believe that more effective materials are required to extend this scented technology to textiles.

As a solution, polyurethane-urea, an environmentally-friendly plastic that is compatible with fabrics, was identified as a more suitable option to the ones already in use. Researchers, used the material to prepare microcapsules containing limonene, the familiar scent, abundant in lemons and widely-used in perfumes, and applied the capsules onto wool and polyester samples. Laboratory tests proved that these microcapsules indeed gave good performance in terms of prolonged fragrance production and durability.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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