DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/827/1/012003">

Development of super-hydrophobic and stain repellent fabric finish

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Visual and Built Environments

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IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering


This study intended to develop a health and environmental friendly super-hydrophobic textile fabric using a specific Fluoro Silane (Fs) finish. A novel Fs finish was prepared and applied on an acrylic fabric using a pad-dry-cure method. The finished fabric was evaluated for the degree of hydrophobicity, durability and stain repellency. The finished fabric exhibited static water contact angle greater than 170° and received 90 AATCC (4 ISO) rating that is recognized as super-hydrophobicity and this property was maintained even after a 50,000 cycle abrasion test. FTIR analysis identified the characteristic peaks related Si-O-Si and C-F asymmetric stretching bands of the finish on the fabric indicating a robust attachment of the finish on the fabric. Finish fabric did not show any change in appearance or tactile characteristics of the fabric.


S. Ghosh is a faculty member in EMU's School of Visual and Built Environments.

*R. Pallye is an EMU student.

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DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/827/1/012003