Antibacterial Activity of Coated Cotton Fabrics with Chitosan-Montmorillonite Composites


  • Sirinun Wiriyasoontorn Faculty of Science, Ubonratchathani Rajabhat University
  • Panisara Thongluem Faculty of Science, Ubonratchathani Rajabhat University


Cotton, Chitosan, Montmorillonite, Composites, Antibacterial


The objective of the study was to prepare coated cotton fabrics with chitosan (CS) and montmorillonite (MMT) composites to improve the antibacterial activity. CS-MMT composites were prepared by ion exchange technique. Cotton fabrics were coated with CS-MMT composites by dipping and drying in hot air oven. Different numbers of coatings (1, 5 and 10) were then
examined. The chemical composition of coated cotton fabric with CS-MMT composite was analyzed by FTIR and the morphology was observed by SEM. The results indicated that CS-MMT composite could be attached to cotton fabrics. The antibacterial activity was quantitatively assessed by using the AATCC 100: 2004 test method. The result revealed that the cotton coated with composites 5 and 10 cycles showed 95 - 99 % microbial reduction against. After 5 washing cycles, the CS-MMT composite retained on cotton fabric had an antibacterial activity up to 28 % for Escherichia coli and 35 % for Staphylococcus aureus.


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