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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 6 Fabric thickness and antibacterial activity of finished fabric samples

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

  Experimental conditions Fabric thickness (mm) Antibacterial activity
  Antibacterial finish (%) Water repellent finish (%) A B C D E F A B C D E F
1. 0 1 0.236 0.309* 0.309 0.600 0.540* 0.504# - - - - - -
2. 0 4 0.237* 0.312* 0.312 0.601* 0.541* 0.507* - - - - - -
3. 0 7 0.241 0.316* 0.317 0.603* 0.543 0.514 - - - - - -
4 1 1 0.234# 0.308 0.313 0.599 0.539 0.509 - - - - - -
5. 1 4 0.237# 0.315 0.315* 0.603* 0.547* 0.517 - - - - - -
6. 1 7 0.241 0.322 0.319# 0.608* 0.548 0.518 - - - - - -
7. 1.5 1 0.232 0.310 0.310 0.620 0.541 0.514 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
8. 1.5 4 0.234 0.317* 0.311* 0.619* 0.546* 0.520 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
9. 1.5 7 0.241 0.319 0.321 0.623 0.550 0.524* Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
10. 3 1 0.232# 0.312 0.310 0.610 0.540 0.510 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
11. 3 4 0.241 0.319 0.316 0.620 0.554 0.520 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
12. 3 7 0.249 0.322* 0.321# 0.623 0.561* 0.526* Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
13. 1 0 0.232# 0.304 0.306# 0.588 0.530# 0.510 - - - - - -
14. 1.5 0 0.232*# 0.305 0.310 0.590 0.533* 0.514 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
15 3 0 0.236 0.309 0.312 0.610 0.541 0.520 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
16. 0 0 0.232 0.304 0.303 0.582 0.531 0.500 - - - - - -
  1. Note: (−) Sign means the fabric samples fails the test.