Factors Affecting Release of Microencapsulated Essential Oils from Finished Silk Fabric for Automotive and Home Textile Products
Phussadee Lim1, Jantip Setthayanond4
1Phussadee Lim, Department of Textile Science, Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2Jantip Setthayanond, Department of Textile Science, Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Manuscript received on 29 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 June 2019 | PP: 501-504 | Volume-8 Issue-3S, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: C11060283S19/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Performance and properties of home and automotive textiles are greatly influenced by heat and light. In this research, the effect of heat and light was studied on aroma finished silk fabrics. Lemon and eucalyptus oil microcapsules were applied on silk in the presence of acrylic binding agent. Effect of binder concentrations on the fabric’s properties was reported. By exposure to heat treatments at 50,70 and 90 oC for 24 hours, lemon and eucalyptus oil were apparently lost from the finished fabrics. In addition, UV light is another factor causing a strong effect on durability of lemon and eucalyptus oil microcapsules on silk fabrics, about 40% oil reduction was observed. This study suggests that heat and UV light can pose a considerably effect on stability and durability of aroma finishes on silk fabrics. These factors may shorten the service-life time of aroma finished silk to a significant extent if the fabrics are used in home and automotive textile products.
Keywords: Silk, Oil Microcapsules, Heat Treatment, UV, Home Textiles, Automotive Textiles.
Scope of the Article: Textile Engineering