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Table 3 Physical properties for antimicrobial finished cotton

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

S. no. Antimicrobial agent (g/L) TCRA Tensile strength (% retention) Tear strength (% retention) Bending length (cm) WI AP (cm3/cm2/s)
Warp Weft Warp Weft Warp Weft
UN 155 100 100 100 100 2.3 1.52 78.80 17.96
1 Triclosan 20 153 95.38 97.24 104.27 104.39 2.11 1.47 78.05 16.45
2 Triclosan 30 151 94.51 98.34 102.4 105.29 2.09 1.51 76.96 16.27
3 Silver 30 149 98.53 97.9 106.6 103.8 2.16 1.5 77.11 16.26
4 Silver 40 151 99.1 95.61 104.46 105.36 2.11 1.52 77.07 16.12
5 Chitosan 15 142 98.8 97.89 110.89 112.73 2.88 1.78 74.82 14.58
  1. TCRA total crease recovery angle, WI Whiteness index, AP air permeability, UN untreated fabric