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Multifunctional and Durable Nanofiber-Fabric-Layered Composite for Protective Application.

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/57929
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Abstract:
A multifunctional and durable nanofiber-fabric-layered composite (NFLC) material was prepared by depositing electrospun Ag/PAN hybrid nanofibers onto a Nylon/cotton 50: 50 fabric substrate. The NFLCs showed excellent aerosol barrier efficiency and good air/moisture permeability. In addition, they showed excellent antibacterial efficiency by completely inhibiting the growth of both Gram-negative E. coli and Gram-positive S. aureus. The interfacial adhesion between the nanofiber layer and fabric substrate was significantly improved by atmospheric plasma pretreatment of the substrate. The resultant NFLCs showed excellent resistance to peeling, twisting, and flexing forces.
Author(s):
Quan Shi , Narendiran Vitchuli , Joshua Nowak , Shan Jiang , Jane M. Caldwell , Frederick Breidt , Mohamed Bourham , Xiangwu Zhang , Marian McCord
Subject(s):
Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus , adhesion , air , antibacterial properties , composite polymers , cotton , nanofibers , nylon , peeling , permeability , silver
Source:
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2013 v.128
Language:
English
Year:
2013
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.