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Table 2 Evaluation of antibacterial activity of finished cotton in various padding methods

From: Antimicrobial performance of cotton finished with triclosan, silver and chitosan

Antimicrobial agent Application method Bacteria % Reduction in CFU of bacteria
Laundry cycle
0 1 2 3 4 5
UN E. coli NR NR NR NR NR NR
UN S. aureus NR NR NR NR NR NR
Triclosan (60 g/L) Pad-dry E. coli 100 100 100 100 99.99 99.98
Pad dry cure E. coli 100 100 100 100 99.99 99.98
Pad-dry S. aureus 100 100 100 100 99.99 99.98
Pad dry cure S. aureus 100 100 100 100 99.99 99.98
Silver (10 g/L) Pad-dry E. coli 92.5 92.3 91.84 91.67 91.34 91.13
Pad dry cure E. coli 92.5 92.1 91.89 91.63 91.34 91.14
Pad-dry S. aureus 95.65 95.39 95.21 94.92 94.73 94.48
Pad dry cure S. aureus 95.67 95.34 95.2 94.95 94.71 94.44
Chitosan (5 g/L) Pad-dry E. coli 63.01 37.74 33.89 27.13 20.49 14.31
Pad dry cure E. coli 69.23 51.39 47.92 43.85 35.53 29.96
Pad-dry S. aureus 72.24 43.98 40.67 34.81 28.94 21.83
Pad dry cure S. aureus 81.37 68.38 64.59 57.6 52.07 48.97
  1. UN unfinished cotton, NR no reduction in CFU of bacteria