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Assessment of the Antibacterial Behavior of Polyester Fabric Pre-treated with Atmospheric Discharge Plasma

Authors
  • Špitalský, Z.1
  • Rástočná Illová, D.2
  • Žigo, O.1
  • Mičušík, M.1
  • Nógellová, Z.1
  • Procházka, M.1
  • Kleinová, A.1
  • Kováčová, M.1
  • Novák, I.1
  • 1 Slovak Academy of Sciences, Polymer Institute, Bratislava, 845 41, Slovakia , Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • 2 VÚTCH-CHEMITEX, Žilina, 01168, Slovakia , Žilina (Slovakia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Fibers and Polymers
Publisher
The Korean Fiber Society
Publication Date
Aug 30, 2019
Volume
20
Issue
8
Pages
1649–1657
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12221-019-1127-7
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Polyester (PES) fabrics were pre-treated with atmospheric discharge plasma, and the surface properties, chemical composition, and physical changes on the surfaces of the PES fabrics were investigated. The hydrophobic recovery of the plasma-modified surface during aging of the PES fabrics treated with plasma was also investigated. The glycerin contact angles were determined along with the chemical composition changes in the PES fabric using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and iodometric analyses. The physical changes in the topography and roughness of the plasma-modified PES were studied using scanning electron microscopy and nanoindentation. The relation between the hydrophilicity and hydroperoxide concentration on the surface of the plasma-treated PES fabrics was analyzed and the antibacterial behavior of the fabrics with respect to selected two bacterial strains was monitored.

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