• E. Saraswathi Ph.D. Research Scholar, Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641046, India
  • J. Jeyakodi Moses Associate Professor, Department of Applied Science, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 641004, India




Silk Fabric, Polyacrylic Acid, Chitosan, Natural Sources, Anti-Bacterial, UV Protection

Abstract [English]

Silk is valued as one of the prominent protein textile fibers under the animal category famous for the distinct properties such as lustrous appearance, comfort performance, remarkable shiny sheen and also towards the bio-applications. In general, silk is highly sensitive and delicate; hence, there is a need for the protection in order to protect silk from the unwanted impacts of chemicals, light and insects. According to this consideration, in this work it is decided to give an application with polyacrylic acid (PA) and chitosan (CT) followed by adopting coloration process using selected natural dyes and a synthetic reactive dye. The silk fabric samples were undergone to specific tests like measuring the common physical properties, color values and the respective fastness aspects, hand values, antibacterial, uv protection performances and FTIR studies. The outcome of the results give very considerable improvement towards the protection aspects for the silk fabric specific for the textiles / garments and other utility products.


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How to Cite

Saraswathi, E., & Moses, J. J. (2023). ENHANCING THE PROTECTION PROPERTY ON SILK FABRIC BY THE TREATMENT OF POLYACRYLIC ACID AND CHITOSAN. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 11(2), 14–30. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v11.i2.2023.5017