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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 7 Air permeability and stiffness properties of treated fabric samples

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

  Experimental conditions Air permeability (cm3/cm2/sec) Stiffness force (N)
  Antibacterial finish (%) Water repellent finish (%) A B C D E F A B C D E F
1 0 1 6.51 6.06 5.62 4.55 2.95# 12.43 1.03# 1.07 1.13# 2.43# 3.10 2.20
2 0 4 6.09 5.87 5.18 4.38 2.84 12.13 1.10# 1.20 1.20 2.50 3.40 2.33
3 0 7 5.83 5.69 5.15 4.27 2.69 11.25 1.15* 1.28 1.40 3.10 3.90 2.63
4 1 1 6.21 5.93 5.39 4.54 2.84 12.15 1.15 1.20 1.27 2.70 3.40 2.44
5 1 4 5.94 5.89 5.32* 4.40 2.81 12.10* 1.18* 1.22 1.40 2.87 3.50*# 2.50
6 1 7 5.56 5.64 5.15 4.21 2.81 11.69 1.20* 1.30 1.43* 3.60 3.90 2.70
7 1.5 1 6.25 5.87 5.34 4.44 2.87 12.31 1.28 1.32 1.30 2.90 3.50# 2.67
8 1.5 4 5.93 5.77 5.32 4.25 2.80 11.68 1.38 1.40 1.40 3.60 4.10 2.83
9 1.5 7 5.85 5.58 5.23 4.15 2.61 11.55 1.50 1.47 1.73 3.72 4.60 3.20
10 3 1 6.13 5.74 5.31 4.33 2.89 11.62 1.30 1.30 1.53 3.60 4.00 2.90
11 3 4 5.83 5.66 5.29* 4.21 2.78 11.45 1.48 1.53 1.67 3.60* 4.40 3.00*
12 3 7 5.82* 5.61 5.18 4.13 2.55 11.36 1.80 2.00 2.06 3.93 4.80 3.50
13 1 0 6.53 6.09 5.74 4.59 2.89 12.55 1.03# 1.02# 1.10# 2.63 3.40 2.20
14 1.5 0 6.47 5.90 5.62 4.54 2.83 12.43 1.13 1.10 1.20 3.10 3.70 2.48
15 3 0 6.39 5.85* 5.31 4.47 2.69 11.23 1.23 1.20 1.30 3.30 4.20 2.53*
16 0 0 6.62 6.17 5.86 4.67 2.98 13.29 1.05 1.02 1.10 2.43 2.90 2.10
  1. Note: ‘*’ means results are statistically insignificant at 95% confidence level with respect to finish level & ‘#’ means results are statistically insignificant at 95% confidence level with respect to untreated fabrics.