Antimicrobial Textiles from Natural Resources

Antimicrobial Textiles from Natural Resources

1st Edition - March 19, 2021

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  • Editor: Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128214855
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128214862

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The textile industry is focused in its search for alternative green fibres with the aim of providing high-quality products which are fully recyclable and biodegradable. Natural textile materials from renewable sources play an increasingly important role in the industry due to their unique properties and functionality over synthetic fibres, as well as their sustainability. Antimicrobial Textiles from Natural Resources is an in-depth guide to the latest methods and applications of natural antimicrobial materials. A broad range of applications are addressed, from common to specialized applications, including many in the biomedical sector. This world-class collection of contributors write from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, providing important insights from textile science and technology, materials science, chemical engineering, and biomedical engineering. Advice and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and practical way, drawing on results and case studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide.

Key Features

  • Examines how natural fibres can be used in the place of less renewable or sustainable choices, thus helping designers improve the sustainability of their products
  • Provides unique coverage of the biofunctionality of biopolymers in textiles
  • Explains how antimicrobial properties can reduce odour, extend the life of textiles, and provide numerous medical benefits


Researchers and students interested in sustainable textiles, manufacturing, or materials science; product designers and materials scientists in the biomedical or packaging industries.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Antimicrobial textiles from natural resources: types, properties and processing
    2. Microorganisms, infection and the role of medical textiles
    3. Common and nano-antimicrobial textile finishes
    4. Common, existing and future applications of antimicrobial textile materials
    5. Natural antimicrobial agents derived from beneficial microorganisms and plants and their application in the textile industry
    6. Processing techniques of antimicrobial textiles
    7. Photo-induced antimicrobial agents for textile applications
    8. Self-decontaminating antimicrobial textiles
    9. Healthcare and hygiene textile products
    10. Antimicrobial textiles for skin and wound infection management
    11. Antimicrobials for protective clothing
    12. Antimicrobial textile materials: their healthcare benefits and management
    13. Breathable nonwoven hygienic products
    14. Disposable, reusable and biodegradable hygiene products
    15. Smart antimicrobial textiles for healthcare professionals and individuals
    16. Testing, characterization and regulations of antimicrobial textiles
    17. Antimicrobial bacterial cellulose composites as textile materials
    18. Nanotechnology in antimicrobial and hygiene materials
    19. Electrospun nanofibres with antimicrobial activities
    20. Sustainable nanotextiles: emerging antibacterial fabrics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 700
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: March 19, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128214855
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128214862

About the Editor

Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal

Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal
Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal is a Professor and Chairman in the Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He was a Commonwealth Visiting Scholar at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the United Kingdom during 2003-04, a Visiting Professor at the Hokkaido University in Japan during 2006-07, and a Visiting Scientist at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia during 2009-10. In 2018, he was awarded the UGC Gold Medal of the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) by the President, and in 2020, he won the Dean's Award. Natural Fibres, Biofilms, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites, Cellulose & Derivatives, Superabsorbent Hydrogels, Biomaterials, Smart fibres, Nanomaterials in Textiles, Microbial Cellulose, Textile Modification, Functional Textiles, and Textiles-wet Processing are his research areas. He has over 170 research articles and book chapters, as well as 13 books to his credit as an author, co-author, or editor.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Polymer and Textile Research Laboratory, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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