A Study on the Antibacterial Property of Fabrics with Silver-Plated Fibers
To study the relationship between the content of silver-plated fibers in fabrics and the antibacterial performance of fabrics, five sets of samples with common polyester yarns and silver-plated polyamide yarns were manufactured for the experiment; a qualitative antibacterial test with flask-shaking method was performed and compared for fabrics with different content of silver-plated fibers. The results show that the fabrics with silver-plated fibers have good antibacterial effect, and the bacterial inhibition rate will be improved as the content of silver-plated fibers increasing. When the content of silver-plated fibers is 3.6%, the bacterial inhibition rate for coli form will reach to 76.92%, when the content of silver-plated fibers is higher than 11.99%, the fabrics have better antibacterial property for coli form and the bacterial inhibition rate is higher than 99%.
Lun Bai and Guo-Qiang Chen
H. X. Zhang et al., "A Study on the Antibacterial Property of Fabrics with Silver-Plated Fibers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 175-176, pp. 687-690, 2011