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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 4 Liquid barrier properties of treated fabric samples

From: Durability of fluoropolymer and antibacterial finishes on woven surgical gown fabrics

Experimental conditions Impact penetration (g) Hydrostatic pressure (cm)
  Antibacterial finish (%) Water repellent finish (%) A B C D E F A B C D E F
1. 0 1 0.91 1.32 3.51 0.56 0.42 0.86 14.5 14.0 7.9 17.0 18.5 15.5
2. 0 4 0.70 0.68 2.54 0.45 0.31 0.54 22.5 20.6 13.6 25.3 28.5 20.5
3. 0 7 0.49 0.64* 1.30 0.35 0.24 0.43 25.7 22.9 16.1 27.0 32.7 22.3
4. 1 1 0.96 1.29 3.27 0.53 0.41 0.81 15.2 13.9 9.3 18.2 19.0 16.5
5. 1 4 0.72 0.61 2.52 0.41 0.27 0.55 23.2 21.4 14.7 25.8 29.5 21.0
6. 1 7 0.46 0.53 1.30 0.29 0.24 0.38 26.6 23.5 16.8 27.8 32.3 22.9
7. 1.5 1 0.96 1.06 3.12 0.47 0.37 0.84 15.5 15.3 9.5 17.9 19.0 16.5
8. 1.5 4 0.64 0.59 2.30 0.39 0.28 0.51 24.4 22.3 15.1 25.9 29.5 21.4
9. 1.5 7 0.41 0.56 1.19 0.28 0.25 0.36 28.0 23.9 17.1 27.8 34.7 23.1
10. 3 1 0.89 0.90 3.16 0.43 0.36 0.76 16.1 15.9 10.3 18.7 19.5 17.3
11. 3 4 0.57 0.54 2.01 0.36 0.24 0.39 26.6 23.0 15.7 26.0 29.0 22.0
12. 3 7 0.42 0.53* 1.03 0.23 0.21 0.30 29.7 24.2 17.5 29.0 36.0 24.0
13. 1 0 1.56# 1.69# 4.57 0.89 0.59* 1.03 6.8# 6.1 5.5*# 5.8# 9.2# 4.9
14. 1.5 0 1.49# 1.62* 4.49 0.82* 0.58* 0.96 6.9*# 7.1 5.4*# 6.7*# 9.0*# 4.8*
15. 3 0 1.43* 1.54 4.23 0.79* 0.54* 0.91 7.7* 7.2* 6.3* 8.0* 11.1 5.7
16. 0 0 1.53 1.72 4.97 0.97 0.73 1.17 6.5 5.3 4.5 6.0 9.0 4.3
  1. Note: ‘*’ means results are statistically insignificant at 95% confidence level with respect to finish level & ‘#’ means results are with respect to untreated fabric.