EVALUATING THE ANTI ODOR PROPERTY OF HERBAL OILS BY FINISHED ON SELECTED REGENERATED CELLULOSIC FABRICS
In this current study three herbal oils of Cypress oil, Orange oil, Juniperberry oil which were screened for their anti odor efficiency by finishing on three fabrics Bamboo 100%, Tencel 100% and Bamboo/Tencel 50/50. The fabrics finished with these oils are assessed for anti odor property by organoleptic test. The result showed that the Cypress oil has a high interpreted value for all the three fabrics. Among this Bamboo/ Tencel 50/50 fabric has an excellent anti odor property compared with other two fabrics. Due to the application of herbal oil it is very eco friendly.
Specialty or functional textiles may be defined as the textile may be defined as the textiles which assume an additional function over and above the conventional purpose. Specialty finishes means fragrance release, protective finish, skincare additives, insect repellent, deodorizing fragrance, cool finish and thermal insulation finish, water proofing finish and UV stabilizers. Functional finishes represent the next generation of the finishing industry which make textile materials to act by them. It means that they may keep us warm or cool in the required environment and to support us even in day- to-day activities mentioned by Tarafder N.
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About the Authors:
R. Geethadevi is a PhD research scholar at the PSG College of arts and science, Coimbatore, India.
V. Maheshwari is an Assistant professor at the PSG College of arts and science, Coimbatore, India.