Multifunctional finishing of cotton using chitosan extracted from bio-waste.

  title={Multifunctional finishing of cotton using chitosan extracted from bio-waste.},
  author={Mangesh D. Teli and Javed Sheikh and Parag J. Bhavsar},
  journal={International journal of biological macromolecules},
In the current work, chitosan extracted from waste shrimp shells was used in finishing formulation for cotton fabric, along with DMDHEU and other chemicals, imparting multiple performance characteristics such as wrinkle free, antibacterial and flame retardant properties. The finished fabrics were evaluated for textile properties like tensile strength, bending length, yellowness index and functional properties like crease recovery angle, antibacterial activity and flame retardancy and also for… CONTINUE READING