A New Approach to UV-Blocking Treatment for Cotton Fabrics

  title={A New Approach to UV-Blocking Treatment for Cotton Fabrics},
  author={J. Xin and W. Daoud and Y. Kong},
  journal={Textile Research Journal},
  pages={100 - 97}
In this study, a new approach to a uv-blocking treatment for cotton fabrics is developed using the sol-gel method. The treatment forms a thin layer of titania on the surface of cotton fibers, and the treated fabrics show much improved protection against UV radiation. with a UPF factor of 50+ or excellent protection according to the Australian/New Zealand standards. The treated fabrics are also tested for washfastness. The results show that the excellent uv protection rating of the treated… Expand

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