Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 19, Nov. Suppl, Issue 2017; Page No.(16-22)

DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BAMBOO AND BANANA FIBER BASED NON WOVEN FABRICS FOR WOUND DRESSING APPLICATION

A. THAMBIDURAI, A. ARUNRAJ AND K. GOWRI SHANKAR

Abstract

This paper reports study on the development and characterization of wound dressing and hygienic product made from two different fibres bamboo (Regenerated fiber) and banana (Natural fiber) with three different fibre blending namely in the blend ratio of 50:50, 60:40 & 40:60 and layer (Sandwich) blending namely in the blend ratio of 50:50, 60:40 & 40:60. The ultimate aim is to increase antibacterial activity which reduces frequency changing of wound dressing. Antibacterial activity tests have been carried out on wound dressing against Gram positive S. aureus and Gram negative E. coli. Also various tests are conducted such as tensile strength, air permeability, absorption capacity, liquid strike through; water vapour permeability and pH have been carried out to study the performance of the wound dressing. The results are found that the wound dressing made from the bamboo and banana fiber exhibits better performance sophisticated multifunctional systems with optimal wear time.

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