Development of super-hydrophobic and stain repellent fabric finish
Visual and Built Environments
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.
Link to Published Version
Pallye, R., & Ghosh, S. (2020). Development of super-hydrophobic and stain repellent fabric finish. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 827, 012003. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/827/1/012003